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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Richardson and Danner begin bunker work on Alaska course
Richardson | Danner
News | Tue 27 Jul, 2021

Richardson and Danner begin bunker work on Alaska course

Design duo work on public facility in Anchorage ahead of it hosting the 2022 US Women’s Senior Amateur.

Doug Carrick completes five-year renovation project at Fontana
Barry Britton
News | Tue 27 Jul, 2021

Doug Carrick completes five-year renovation project at Fontana

Final phase of work at club near Austrian capital covered work on first, ninth and tenth holes.

Duininck renovates bunkers on the Oaks at TPC San Antonio
Duininck Golf
News | Thu 22 Jul, 2021

Duininck renovates bunkers on the Oaks at TPC San Antonio

Contractor works alongside TPC network and PGA Tour’s golf course architect Les Clayton.

Chris Lutzke to restore Pete Dye’s original design at Grand Harbor
CR Lutzke Golf
News | Thu 22 Jul, 2021

Chris Lutzke to restore Pete Dye’s original design at Grand Harbor

Work on Harbor course is expected to be complete by the end of August 2021.

Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay set for major bunker renovation
Capillary Bunkers
News | Thu 22 Jul, 2021

Hong Kong’s Clearwater Bay set for major bunker renovation

Harley Kruse will use systems from Capillary Bunkers and EcoBunker after success on previous project.

Menlo CC undertakes water conservation project
Mark Thawley
News | Wed 21 Jul, 2021

Menlo CC undertakes water conservation project

California club converts fairways and rough to Santa Ana bermuda ahead of a reopening in August.

Woking Golf Club completes first phase of forward tees project
Jason Livy
News | Wed 21 Jul, 2021

Woking Golf Club completes first phase of forward tees project

Tim Lobb works with British club to reduce carries over heather to a maximum of 60-70 yards.

Washington’s Druids Glen appoints Richardson and Danner for project
Richardson | Danner Golf Course Architects
News | Tue 13 Jul, 2021

Washington’s Druids Glen appoints Richardson and Danner for project

Design duo will renovate bunkers, reduce turf, update irrigation and add forward tees.

Rock Creek renovates bunkers to prevent wildlife damage
Capillary Bunkers
News | Fri 02 Jul, 2021

Rock Creek renovates bunkers to prevent wildlife damage

Montana club installs Capillary Bunkers system to help deal with damage from elk and badgers.

Greg Norman-designed Aurora International to open in November 2021
Aurora Anguilla
News | Wed 30 Jun, 2021

Greg Norman-designed Aurora International to open in November 2021

Anguilla’s only golf course is being renovated, part of a transformation of the entire resort.

Kevin Norby completes bunker renovation at The Meadows in Iowa
Kevin Norby
News | Thu 24 Jun, 2021

Kevin Norby completes bunker renovation at The Meadows in Iowa

Architect eliminates poorly positioned bunkers and adds new ones to enhance course strategy.

PGA Catalunya opens new state-of-the-art wellness centre
PGA Catalunya
News | Thu 24 Jun, 2021

PGA Catalunya opens new state-of-the-art wellness centre

New facility follows winter work that included rerouting the par-four tenth on the Stadium course.

Arizona’s Eagle Mountain progresses with renovation project
Troon
News | Fri 11 Jun, 2021

Arizona’s Eagle Mountain progresses with renovation project

Troon works with Casa Verde Golf to improve bunker playability and agronomic conditions.

Mark Fine completes Copake renovation for club centenary
Copake CC
News | Fri 11 Jun, 2021

Mark Fine completes Copake renovation for club centenary

Architect restores features originally designed by Devereux Emmet at public course in New York.

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MAGAZINE

The July 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

The July 2021 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!

Our cover features the tenth hole of the newly-restored South course at Oakland Hills.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021
GCA
Gopher Watch, News | Tue 20 Jul, 2021

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Kedleston Park: Constant improvement
Kevin Murray
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Kedleston Park: Constant improvement

Richard Humphreys reports on irrigation upgrades that have brought uniformity to playing surfaces at a classic English parkland course.

Shadow Wood CC: Out of the shadows
AdVenture Southwest Florida
Feature | Richard Humphreys

Shadow Wood CC: Out of the shadows

Three-course renovation gives Florida community a new lease of life.

The San Roque Club: A new life for the Old
The San Roque Club
Feature | Toby Ingleton

The San Roque Club: A new life for the Old

The team behind the renovation of the Old course is focused on a sustainable future.

Top of the charts
GMS Golf
On site | Adam Lawrence

Top of the charts

Adam Lawrence visits Chart Hills to see the work being carried out on the parkland layout.

Congressional change
Congressional CC/James Lewis
On site | Bradley Klein

Congressional change

The Blue course at Congressional Country Club, host of four majors, has been stripped back, as Bradley Klein reports.

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