GOLF
RESTORATION

As golf course architect Ian Andrew states in his excellent article about the restoration era, the restoration movement was born of frustration. Organisations like The Donald Ross Society were formed in response to some of the “more egregious work” on golf courses originally designed by, in this case, Ross. Now, in the United States in particular, many of the courses designed by architects from the ‘Golden Age’ of golf course architecture from 1910 to the late 1930s, are being returned to their original form, maybe with some concessions to advances in ball and club technology, so that golfers can appreciate the designs as originally intended.

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Chislehurst appoints EGD for design review of Braid course
European Golf Design
News | Fri 16 Apr, 2021

Chislehurst appoints EGD for design review of Braid course

Dave Sampson will lead project to investigate strategy presented by historic 5,095-yard layout.

Three more holes complete as New Zealand progresses with restoration project
CDP
News | Fri 26 Mar, 2021

Three more holes complete as New Zealand progresses with restoration project

Latest work includes restoring the lacy-edged bunkers on the short par-three tenth.

Baltusrol’s Lower course to reopen in May following Gil Hanse restoration
Evan Schiller
News | Fri 12 Mar, 2021

Baltusrol’s Lower course to reopen in May following Gil Hanse restoration

Architect returns AW Tillinghast’s style to layout that will host the PGA Championship in 2029.

Olympia Fields approves restoration of South course
Andy Staples
News | Tue 19 Jan, 2021

Olympia Fields approves restoration of South course

Members of the Chicago club vote to go ahead with course plans developed by Andy Staples.

O’Callaghan completes bunker restoration at Red Hill
Casey O'Callaghan
News | Tue 01 Dec, 2020

O’Callaghan completes bunker restoration at Red Hill

Architect returns George Thomas and Billy Bell styling to hazards at California club.

Mike DeVries and Frank Pont complete restoration project at Bloomfield Hills
Mike DeVries
News | Wed 25 Nov, 2020

Mike DeVries and Frank Pont complete restoration project at Bloomfield Hills

Work on Michigan course includes rebuilding greens and renovating bunkers to a Harry Colt style.

Robert McNeil nears completion of bunker restoration at Kernwood CC
Courtesy of Northeast Golf Company
News | Mon 23 Nov, 2020

Robert McNeil nears completion of bunker restoration at Kernwood CC

Architect’s work aims to respect Donald Ross design while improving course character and strategy.

The Addington takes initial steps towards restoration
Jeremy Tiernan
News | Mon 09 Nov, 2020

The Addington takes initial steps towards restoration

London club commissions woodland management plan and new irrigation system.

Winter work at Falkenstein focuses on greenside bunkering
hendrik hilgert
News | Tue 03 Nov, 2020

Winter work at Falkenstein focuses on greenside bunkering

Infinite Variety continues with long-term restoration project at highly rated German club.

Sweden’s first true restoration approved at Stockholms GK
Christian Lundin
News | Mon 07 Sep, 2020

Sweden’s first true restoration approved at Stockholms GK

Architect Lundin aims to return heathland character and Colt/Morrison original design.

Fazio Design restores Seth Raynor design at Fox Chapel
Fox Chapel Golf Club
News | Wed 02 Sep, 2020

Fazio Design restores Seth Raynor design at Fox Chapel

Tom Marzolf makes use of historic material to restore original features on Pittsburgh course.

DeVries and Pont begin Bloomfield Hills restoration
Mike DeVries
News | Thu 13 Aug, 2020

DeVries and Pont begin Bloomfield Hills restoration

Architects will restore bunkers to a Colt style, rebuild four greens and more at Michigan club.

Tripp Davis completes restoration work at Oklahoma City
Tripp Davis
News | Thu 11 Jun, 2020

Tripp Davis completes restoration work at Oklahoma City

Architect restores greens and bunkers closer to Perry Maxwell and Alister MacKenzie’s original design.

Forse Design completes bunker restoration at Congress Lake
Warren Hackett
News | Fri 05 Jun, 2020

Forse Design completes bunker restoration at Congress Lake

Jim Nagle leads project to restore bunkers at Ohio club to their original Donald Ross style.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Spring 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
ASGCA
Magazine, News | Tue 09 Mar, 2021

Spring 2021 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Profiles six clubs highlighted by the latest ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program.

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Mesa Verde: Restoring a Billy Bell Jr design
Feature | Wed 10 Jul, 2019

Mesa Verde: Restoring a Billy Bell Jr design

Cary Bickler reroutes 15 holes and reinstates 11 doglegs as part of restoration at California club.

The Biltmore: Brian Silva’s restoration of a Donald Ross design
On site | Wed 08 May, 2019

The Biltmore: Brian Silva’s restoration of a Donald Ross design

Adam Lawrence visits The Biltmore Hotel in Miami and reflects on Ross’s influence on American golf.

The father of restoration
Feature | Tue 30 Apr, 2019

The father of restoration

Jeff Mingay and Vaughn Halyard look at the career of Ron Prichard.

“It all started with this vision to return to their roots”
Interview | Wed 12 Sep, 2018

“It all started with this vision to return to their roots”

Andrew Green discusses how he restored original features of the Donald Ross design at Inverness Club.

The return of the straight line in course architecture
Feature | Tue 15 May, 2018

The return of the straight line in course architecture

Adam Lawrence tries to explain the appeal of geometric features on golf courses.

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