December 2016 - Year in Review

2016 was a busy year for my small firm. As it comes to a close I thought I would share a few examples of my work completed this year. My thanks go out to the great contractors I worked with: MacCurrach Golf, LaBar Golf Renovations, Glase Golf, Frontier Golf and Landscapes Unlimited. 

I also cannot say enough about the hard-working superintendents who nurtured my designs to fruition:

Alan Fike and Greg Iverson at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania 

David Hardesty at Chatham Hills in Westfield, Indiana

Bill Hirchert and Jake Williams at Colleton River Plantation

Rick Tegtmeier at Des Moines Golf and Country Club

and

(last but not least) David Pagel at Grey Oaks in Naples, Florida.

Thanks to all, and Happy Holidays.

Here is a small photo essay of 2016:

It was a pleasure completing the last phase of a four year improvement plan for Des Moines Golf and County Club as they prepare for next year’s Solheim Cup. Here is the 15th hole.

The par 4, fifteenth hole at Des Moines Golf and County Club

The par 4, fifteenth hole at Des Moines Golf and County Club

I was the project architect for Pete Dye, living on-site for 3 months, on the new 18 hole golf course at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. Here is the par-4 second hole at Shepherd’s Rock which will open next July.

The par 4 second golf hole of Shepard's Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

The par 4 second golf hole of Shepard's Rock at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

The work at the Dye Course at Colleton River in Bluffton, South Carolina was interesting as I was updating a project I originally worked on 18 years ago. Much of the work was of an archeological nature as we restored many of the bunkers back to their original state. The photo below illustrates the fairway bunkers on hole number two before and after the restoration.

Before (top) and After (bottom) restoration of the bunkers at the Dye Course, Colleton River Plantation

Before (top) and After (bottom) restoration of the bunkers at the Dye Course, Colleton River Plantation

I had the pleasure of completing a new 18 hole golf course in Westfield, Indiana with Mr. Dye. Chatham Hills is the centerpiece of a new housing development. I liked it so much I purchased a lot! 

Sunrise on the par 5 seventeenth golf hole at Chatham Hills

Sunrise on the par 5 seventeenth golf hole at Chatham Hills

And finally The Palm Course at Grey Oaks in Naples, Florida opens this week after my summer remodel. 

Remodeled #14 green and and new bunker at The Palm Course at Grey Oaks

Remodeled #14 green and and new bunker at The Palm Course at Grey Oaks