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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Hanse Golf Design restores Donald Ross character to Worcester CC
Hanse Golf Design
News | Thu 11 Apr, 2024

Hanse Golf Design restores Donald Ross character to Worcester CC

The main focus of restoration work at the Massachusetts layout has been the expansion of greens

Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia takes next steps in transformation
Troon
News | Fri 15 Mar, 2024

Cobbs Creek in Philadelphia takes next steps in transformation

Foundation appoints Troon as operator and construction begins on TGR Learning Lab

Scot Sherman to begin Dye restoration at Delray Dunes
Delray Dunes
News | Tue 20 Feb, 2024

Scot Sherman to begin Dye restoration at Delray Dunes

Architect plans to restore original features and complete work in a style as seen at Dye’s other designs from the late 1960s

Tyler Rae restores Langford and Moreau style at Wakonda Club
David Blum
News | Fri 26 Jan, 2024

Tyler Rae restores Langford and Moreau style at Wakonda Club

Iowa club to reopen in May with greens inspired by Lawsonia, Culver Academies and West Bend

Barry Jordan to continue Ross restoration at Brook-Lea in spring 2024
John Altobello
News | Wed 15 Nov, 2023

Barry Jordan to continue Ross restoration at Brook-Lea in spring 2024

Architect is referencing original hole notes, sketches and routing plan to guide work on New York course

Long Bay resurfaces and restores size of greens
Long Bay
News | Tue 15 Aug, 2023

Long Bay resurfaces and restores size of greens

The Myrtle Beach club returns greens to original Nicklaus specs from 1988

Brian Silva completes Ross restoration at Maketewah
Brian Laurent
News | Wed 12 Jul, 2023

Brian Silva completes Ross restoration at Maketewah

Cincinnati course reopens following project to showcase its “disguised greatness”

Ron Prichard develops Donald Ross-inspired plan for Tumblebrook
Tumblebrook Golf Campus
News | Thu 11 May, 2023

Ron Prichard develops Donald Ross-inspired plan for Tumblebrook

Pennsylvania muni will be renovated and second nine by ‘world-class’ architect also planned

Craig Haltom restores original design intent to bunkers at Lawsonia Links
Dan Moore
News | Mon 20 Mar, 2023

Craig Haltom restores original design intent to bunkers at Lawsonia Links

Golf historian Dan Moore speaks about the Langford and Moreau layout and his role in the project

Mike Young tackles seven more holes at Johnson City
Landon Owen/The Golf Crusade
News | Fri 25 Nov, 2022

Mike Young tackles seven more holes at Johnson City

Tennessee club approaches completion of renovation inspired by style of original designer AW Tillinghast

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”

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MAGAZINE

Spring 2024 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Wed 13 Mar, 2024

Spring 2024 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

New issue poses the question ‘Are putting courses a good investment?’

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024
Gopher Watch, News | Adam Lawrence

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2024

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

FEATURE
ARTICLES

Cherry Hills: Restoring a classic
Evan Schiller
Opinion | Mon 21 Aug, 2023

Cherry Hills: Restoring a classic

Before this year’s US Amateur, Eric Iverson told GCA how Renaissance Golf Design uncovered elements that make the William Flynn layout a Golden Age treasure

Belleair: Seaside special
Belleair CC
On site | Fri 05 May, 2023

Belleair: Seaside special

Adam Lawrence says Jason Straka and Dana Fry’s restoration of the Donald Ross design at the West course is a triumph

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.

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