An update to all tees, greens and bunkers and a new four-hole short course are part of the plan as Tripp Davis, ASGCA, (Tripp Dave & Associates) has begun a renovation at Northwood Club golf course in Dallas.
Golf Course Architecture reports:
Davis was commissioned by the club to draw up a renovation and restoration plan for the Bill Diddel-designed course back in early 2015.
New NorthBridge bermudagrass will be introduced across the entire course. The only exception will be the greens, which will use bentgrass.
Davis’ team includes shaper Jason Gold, design associate and construction specialist Kyle Downs, and builder Landscapes Unlimited.
A new four-hole ‘short course’ will also be introduced as part of the project, which aims to appeal to junior golfers. The club’s existing practice facilities will be rebuilt, and a new irrigation lake will be installed.
“Northwood is a great club with one of the best and most historic golf courses in Texas,” said Davis. “Our approach will be to restore the original character found in Mr Diddel’s greens, rebuild the bunkers to reflect Diddel’s style, and reposition bunkers and tees to be more strategically relevant for today’s game.”