The ongoing growth of golf course renovation at clubs across the United States is in the spotlight of the latest National Golf Foundation’s Dashboard newsletter, including examples from a number of ASGCA members.

NGF notes: “Clubs across the country – from resorts to private and municipal facilities — are pumping millions of dollars into restoring, revamping or upgrading existing facilities and courses. In the 10-year span between 2006 and 2016, there have been nearly 1,000 major renovations, which the National Golf Foundation defines as a minimum of nine holes being closed for a minimum of three months.

Jack Nicklaus (ASGCA Fellow) identified the Sun Belt as a hot market for restoration work. ‘It’s a matter of keeping up with the Joneses,’ he said. ‘It’s an area where there is heavy competition. If there are six courses in the area and you’re falling behind you have to bring it up to speed otherwise you can’t compete.”

The article references a number of golf course architecture designs from ASGCA members, including ASGCA Past President Pete Dye, ASGCA Past President Rees Jones and Gil Hanse, ASGCA.

The complete NGF article can be found here.