COURSE
RENOVATION

For many golf course architects, renovation, redesign and/or restoration projects at existing golf courses form a large part of their portfolio. Elements of golf courses have a limited lifecycle, and trends change, making this type of work essential for clubs that want to continue to attract golfers and remain competitive in their local markets.

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Ian Andrew oversees restoration work at St. George’s in Toronto
News | Wed 19 Jun, 2019

Ian Andrew oversees restoration work at St. George’s in Toronto

Architect returns to Stanley Thompson layout to restore bunker details ahead of Canadian Open.

Bunker rebuild project reaches completion at James River
News | Mon 17 Jun, 2019

Bunker rebuild project reaches completion at James River

John LaFoy oversees project to renovate every bunker on the course for Virginia club.

Tokyo Golf Club introduces new Chichibu green complexes
News | Fri 14 Jun, 2019

Tokyo Golf Club introduces new Chichibu green complexes

Gil Hanse returned to Japanese club to redesign second set of greens and restore fairway bunkers.

Peninsula Kingswood opens following 36-hole overhaul
News | Thu 13 Jun, 2019

Peninsula Kingswood opens following 36-hole overhaul

OCCM has rebuilt every green, bunker and tee at the merged sandbelt club in Melbourne, Australia.

A. John Harvey reworks practice facilities at Rockland CC
News | Tue 11 Jun, 2019

A. John Harvey reworks practice facilities at Rockland CC

New York club integrates indoor facility, extends range tees and adds short game area

Robe Golf Club extends course with six new holes
News | Mon 10 Jun, 2019

Robe Golf Club extends course with six new holes

Australian club collaborates with Crafter + Mogford and district council on routing of new holes.

Architect Lobb builds new pits at historic Huntercombe
News | Fri 07 Jun, 2019

Architect Lobb builds new pits at historic Huntercombe

Replicating Willie Park Jr’s famous earthworks at Oxfordshire course was ‘a natural choice’.

Nicklaus Design completes two-hole renovation at Real Club La Moraleja
News | Fri 07 Jun, 2019

Nicklaus Design completes two-hole renovation at Real Club La Moraleja

Madrid club reinstalls original bunker and green style on Course 1’s tenth and eleventh.

Swan Golf Designs completes first phase of Aberdelghy renovation
News | Tue 04 Jun, 2019

Swan Golf Designs completes first phase of Aberdelghy renovation

Five holes redesigned at public course in former grounds of stately home in Northern Ireland.

Sri Lanka’s Victoria resort renovates course infrastructure
News | Mon 03 Jun, 2019

Sri Lanka’s Victoria resort renovates course infrastructure

Golf consultant Sam Sakocius leads project to improve turf, irrigation and drainage.

Potomac Shores completes regrassing and bunker work
News | Wed 29 May, 2019

Potomac Shores completes regrassing and bunker work

Nicklaus Design converts fairways to bermuda and reduces bunkering by 40 per cent.

Fry/Straka to start renovation of Tour course at Weston Hills
News | Tue 28 May, 2019

Fry/Straka to start renovation of Tour course at Weston Hills

Architects will also plan work for a new short game area at the Florida club.

Kurt Roßknecht expands Golfpark Zürichsee from nine to 18 holes
News | Mon 27 May, 2019

Kurt Roßknecht expands Golfpark Zürichsee from nine to 18 holes

Swiss club completes two-year project with new holes that have views of Lake Zurich.

Prince’s Golf Club progresses with renovation of Shore and Dunes nines
News | Thu 23 May, 2019

Prince’s Golf Club progresses with renovation of Shore and Dunes nines

Mackenzie & Ebert oversees project to complete similar upgrades as on Himalayas course.

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MAGAZINE

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

The April 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

The cover of our new issue features the Twin Dolphin layout in Mexico, designed by Todd Eckenrode.

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

Gopher Watch Competition – April 2019

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

“Many bunkers add difficulty for average players but are superfluous for the Tour player”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

“Many bunkers add difficulty for average players but are superfluous for the Tour player”

Tom Doak discusses the renovation of Memorial Park golf course, which will host the PGA Tour’s Houston Open.

“The timing couldn’t have been better”
Interview | Toby Ingleton

“The timing couldn’t have been better”

Andy Staples discusses his master plan of renovations for Olympia Fields’ South course.

Restoring the original design strategy at Laem Chabang
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Restoring the original design strategy at Laem Chabang

Nicklaus Design associate Sean Quinn discusses the renovation of the Mountain nine at Thai club.

Old Oakland: “A challenging and enjoyable round of golf, day in, day out”
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Old Oakland: “A challenging and enjoyable round of golf, day in, day out”

Ron Kern discusses his approach to the 27-hole renovation at the private club in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Changing course
Interview | Richard Humphreys

Changing course

Chris Cochran discusses the redesign of the Florida State University’s Don Veller Seminole golf course.

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