A renovation of Stillwater (Minnesota) Country Club focusing on maintenance reduction and course bunkering has been cpmpleted by Kevin Norby, ASGCA Associate and Herfort Norby Golf Course Architects.
“Golf Course Architecture” reports:
“Norby worked closely with Tom West of the Hartman Golf company to redesign some bunkers, remove others and add new ones to the course.
“One of the most significant elements of the recent project was the redesign of the thirteenth hole, which will now play as a Redan style hole.
“According to Norby: ‘The slope of the green set up perfectly for a traditional right to left Redan but the bunkering was all wrong and none of the historic photographs indicated that the hole ever played as a Redan.’
“A centre bunker on the seventh hole has been repositioned, while new fairway bunkers have been introduced on the fourth, fifth and twelfth holes.
“Norby added: ‘Overall, we reduced the amount of sand, we improved drainage and we created something that will differentiate Stillwater Country Club from other private clubs in the area.’”