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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Lundin completes first phase of restoration work at Stockholms GK
Capillary Bunkers
News | Fri 30 Jul, 2021

Lundin completes first phase of restoration work at Stockholms GK

Architect aims to restore Harry Colt and John Morrison’s design at Swedish club.

Brian Schneider restores Travis design to Hollywood’s seventeenth hole
LinksGems
News | Thu 22 Jul, 2021

Brian Schneider restores Travis design to Hollywood’s seventeenth hole

Architect works at New Jersey club to reinstate original strategy “as fully and precisely as possible”.

Restored Southern Pines on track for autumn opening
The Sky High Arts
News | Thu 08 Jul, 2021

Restored Southern Pines on track for autumn opening

Kyle Franz reinstates par-three ‘lost hole’ as part of restoration of Donald Ross layout.

Oakland Hills set to reopen South course following Gil Hanse restoration
Larry Lambrecht
News | Fri 25 Jun, 2021

Oakland Hills set to reopen South course following Gil Hanse restoration

Architect restores original bunkering and vistas, rebuilds all greens and oversees tree removal.

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.

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MAGAZINE

New issue of By Design marks 75 years of ASGCA
Magazine, News | Thu 12 Aug, 2021

New issue of By Design marks 75 years of ASGCA

Special report highlights key aspects of the profession that will endure for the next 75 years.

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021
GCA
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2021

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Oakland Hills: South roars back
Larry Lambrecht
On site | Wed 11 Aug, 2021

Oakland Hills: South roars back

Brad Klein reports on a bold, aggressive new restoration by Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner.

The return of George Wright and the ghost of Olmsted
Mungeam Golf Design
Opinion | Tue 13 Jul, 2021

The return of George Wright and the ghost of Olmsted

Mark Wagner reflects on the history and recent restoration work at two public courses in Massachusetts.

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.

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