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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Delray Dunes hires Scot Sherman for Dye restoration
News | Tue 10 Mar, 2020

Delray Dunes hires Scot Sherman for Dye restoration

Architect will begin work this summer to restore features on every hole at Florida layout.

Oconomowoc appoints Richard Mandell for master plan of Ross course
News | Fri 14 Feb, 2020

Oconomowoc appoints Richard Mandell for master plan of Ross course

Long-term project will be informed by 1915 Ross drawing and historic aerial photography.

Wilczynski to restore Chautauqua’s Lake course to original Ross design
News | Fri 14 Feb, 2020

Wilczynski to restore Chautauqua’s Lake course to original Ross design

New master plan for the New York club includes tree management and expansion of greens.

Real Club Puerta de Hierro under way with Colt restoration work
News | Wed 12 Feb, 2020

Real Club Puerta de Hierro under way with Colt restoration work

Frank Pont is returning the Madrid club’s Upper course to its original design.

CC of Farmington hires Dusenberry and Ramsay to restore Emmett design
News | Wed 29 Jan, 2020

CC of Farmington hires Dusenberry and Ramsay to restore Emmett design

Duo will improve turf conditions and restore architectural features at Connecticut club.

Cutten Fields approves Mingay greens reconstruction project
News | Thu 31 Oct, 2019

Cutten Fields approves Mingay greens reconstruction project

Canadian club, with Stanley Thompson/Chick Evans layout, votes in favour of project to replace old poa with 007 bent.


DeVries and Pont to restore course at Bloomfield Hills
News | Thu 08 Aug, 2019

DeVries and Pont to restore course at Bloomfield Hills

Architects team up for project at Michigan club that will begin in summer 2020.

Roosevelt course reopens following Richardson restoration
News | Thu 01 Aug, 2019

Roosevelt course reopens following Richardson restoration

Architect completes project at California municipal, which sees bunkers, green sizes and tees restored.

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.

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MAGAZINE

Spring 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now
Magazine, News | Thu 12 Mar, 2020

Spring 2020 issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine is out now

Cover story considers golf courses that are being brought back from the brink of abandonment.

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Gopher Watch Competition – January 2020
Gopher Watch, News | SuperUser Account

Gopher Watch Competition – January 2020

Which course has Sandy the gopher visited this month?

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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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