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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Ross restoration begins at Wampanoag
Tyler Rae, Kyle Franz and Bradley Klein
News | Thu 29 Sep, 2022

Ross restoration begins at Wampanoag

Plan by Tyler Rae, Kyle Franz and Bradley Klein includes doubling the overall square footage of bunkers

Kris Spence completes revival of Woodlake course near Pinehurst
Kris Spence
News | Thu 11 Aug, 2022

Kris Spence completes revival of Woodlake course near Pinehurst

The North Carolina architect has restored the Ellis Maples layout following closure in 2015

Lookout Mountain Club breaks ground on $12 million restoration project
Lookout Mountain Club
News | Wed 03 Aug, 2022

Lookout Mountain Club breaks ground on $12 million restoration project

Kyle Franz, Tyler Rae and Jim Ryan will rebuild greens and bunkers on Seth Raynor layout

Lake Merced to reopen restored course in October
Lake Merced
News | Fri 08 Jul, 2022

Lake Merced to reopen restored course in October

Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner reroute layout and create new holes with an “Alister MacKenzie vibe”

Renaissance completes Flynn restoration at Cherry Hills
Brian Walters Photography
News | Fri 01 Jul, 2022

Renaissance completes Flynn restoration at Cherry Hills

Latest work at 2023 US Amateur venue focused on restoring Little Dry Creek

Tijuana appoints Agustin Pizá to develop restoration plan
Piza Golf
News | Wed 08 Jun, 2022

Tijuana appoints Agustin Pizá to develop restoration plan

Architect aims to restore William P. Bell course “back to its glory years”

Sanford Ferris to begin Cavalry Club renovation in July
Sanford Ferris Golf Course Design
News | Wed 01 Jun, 2022

Sanford Ferris to begin Cavalry Club renovation in July

David Ferris returns to New York to restore elements of club’s Dick Wilson/Joe Lee design

Fry/Straka restores Ross design on Belleair’s West course
Fry/Straka Golf
News | Wed 25 May, 2022

Fry/Straka restores Ross design on Belleair’s West course

Original plans and drawings provide reference point for $8.8 million restoration project

Brandon Johnson renovates PGA West’s Palmer course
PGA West
News | Thu 19 May, 2022

Brandon Johnson renovates PGA West’s Palmer course

Project is part of a larger scheme to improve the playing experience at all nine of the club’s layouts

Mountain Ridge appoints Andrew Green to advise on future work
Evan Schiller Photography
News | Wed 30 Mar, 2022

Mountain Ridge appoints Andrew Green to advise on future work

Architect replaces the retired Ron Prichard and will conduct a review of the 1930 Donald Ross course

Ken Moodie continues to progress heathland restoration work at Pleasington
Peter Bedford
News | Fri 25 Feb, 2022

Ken Moodie continues to progress heathland restoration work at Pleasington

Latest project includes transformation of landing area on par-five seventh hole

Moon Brook selects Raymond Hearn to develop master plan
Scott Kinberg
News | Tue 22 Feb, 2022

Moon Brook selects Raymond Hearn to develop master plan

Architect aims to restore original Willie Park features and fairway angles at Buffalo club

Briarwood set for bunker renovation following membership vote
Jeff Mingay
News | Wed 05 Jan, 2022

Briarwood set for bunker renovation following membership vote

Jeff Mingay will restore Hugh Alison’s original bunker designs at the Illinois club.

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.

LATEST
MAGAZINE

Fall 2022 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Thu 08 Sep, 2022

Fall 2022 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Architects discuss how they rebuilt a golf course to be more resilient to storms and flooding events

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2022
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – July 2022

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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