The golf course renovation process, innovative financing options and compelling case studies of courses that navigated the process successfully are all outlined on a new DVD called Excellence Restored: A Guide Golf Course Renovation. The DVD was produced by the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), in cooperation with the Club Managers Association of America (CMAA).

Part of the strength of this DVD is that it describes the benefits and process of renovation from the viewpoint of all the players associated with the club,” notes Bruce Charlton, ASGCA President. “The expertise of leading architects, club managers, superintendents and club owners make this piece relevant and watchable. It’s a great tool for educating any club on the nuts and bolts of renovation, with both background by experts and illustration of the process through the telling of applicable case studies.”

The DVD consists of six”modules” — introduction, renovation overview, financing options, the communication process and two case studies — which can be watched individually or as a cohesive whole that lasts 38 minutes. CMAA has also produced a companion booklet to complement the piece.

“There are compelling reasons to consider renovation now,” notes CMAA Chief Executive Officer Jim Singerling, CCM, CEC. “Building materials and labor costs are low, and financing costs can be attractive. Perhaps some clubs are scaling back their golf course renovation plans, but for many, this is a very good time to learn more about how to enhance this important club asset.”

To order a copy of Excellence Restored, click HERE.  The DVD is $7.50, which covers shipping and handling. For more information, call ASGCA at (262) 786-5960.

ASGCA Background
Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling.

Media Contact
Aileen Smith, CAE
American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA)
125 N. Executive Dr., Suite 106
Brookfield, WI 53005
phone: (262) 786-5960, fax: (262) 786-5919