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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Kenwood CC to begin Kendale course renovation in August
News | Mon 01 Jul, 2019

Kenwood CC to begin Kendale course renovation in August

Fry/Straka uses original William Diddle materials to guide design work at Cincinnati club.

Ponte Vedra hires Bobby Weed to renovate Ocean course
News | Thu 20 Jun, 2019

Ponte Vedra hires Bobby Weed to renovate Ocean course

Architect plans “to dramatically and comprehensively update every aspect of the layout”.

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.

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear
News | Thu 09 May, 2019

Andrew Green restores Donald Ross features at Cape Fear

Architect rebuilds greens at lower elevation to promote the ground game.

Hugh Alison’s Hirono re-emerges as restoration work progresses
News | Wed 17 Apr, 2019

Hugh Alison’s Hirono re-emerges as restoration work progresses

Download Martin Ebert’s full report on his firm’s project at the historic Japanese layout.

Richardson restores Roosevelt course in LA’s Griffith Park
News | Fri 01 Feb, 2019

Richardson restores Roosevelt course in LA’s Griffith Park

Project at nine-hole course pays homage to work of previous designers, including Billy Bell.

Pont completes restoration of Amsterdam Old Course
News | Fri 25 Jan, 2019

Pont completes restoration of Amsterdam Old Course

Architect waives fee as work on Colt, Alison & Morrison layout was “too important not to happen”.

Powelton hires Tripp Davis for bunker restoration
News | Fri 11 Jan, 2019

Powelton hires Tripp Davis for bunker restoration

Architect plans to return bunkers to Devereux Emmet’s slender style with steep grass faces.

Richard Mandell to restore Ross features at Bobby Jones GC
News | Fri 04 Jan, 2019

Richard Mandell to restore Ross features at Bobby Jones GC

Architect plans to ‘revitalise everything on the site’ at 45-hole complex in Sarasota, Florida.

Tripp Davis to renovate and restore course at Oklahoma City G&CC
News | Thu 22 Nov, 2018

Tripp Davis to renovate and restore course at Oklahoma City G&CC

Architect aims to preserve existing contours of greens as well as equipping them for modern play.

Richard Mandell nears completion of first phase of Lake Forest project
News | Mon 12 Nov, 2018

Richard Mandell nears completion of first phase of Lake Forest project

Architect discovers original architect to be Tom Bendelow in old newspaper clippings.

Bergin completes restoration work at Chickasaw
News | Tue 23 Oct, 2018

Bergin completes restoration work at Chickasaw

Architect returns greens and bunkers to the original William Langford design at Memphis club.

Tripp Davis continues Tillinghast restoration work at Niagara Falls CC
News | Mon 15 Oct, 2018

Tripp Davis continues Tillinghast restoration work at Niagara Falls CC

Architect to rebuild eleventh green and various bunkers as part of masterplan for New York club.

Sara Bay reopens following restoration of Donald Ross course
News | Fri 12 Oct, 2018

Sara Bay reopens following restoration of Donald Ross course

Kris Spence uses historical drawings to restore greens and bunkers of the original design.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

The July 2019 issue of Golf Course Architecture is out now!
Magazine, News | Tue 16 Jul, 2019

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

The cover of our new issue features the new eighth hole at Royal Portrush’s Dunluce course.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2019
Gopher Watch, News | Richard Humphreys

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2019

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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