Golf Course Architecture reports renovations to the golf course at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland, Washington, are underway. The project is being led by David Druzisky, ASGCA, who completed a course master plan in 2016.
The renovation has a strong focus on the course’s bunkering, and work will include the relocation, removal and addition of selected bunkers to enhance strategic and visual interest. The tee complexes on the sixth and fourteenth holes will also be redesigned.
“Other than replacing its irrigation system a few years back, and some other miscellaneous efforts, Meadow Springs has had very little done to it since it was built,” said Druzisky. “It’s a good and well-maintained course, but its features and components are showing their age. Once the masterplan was completed and all the possible improvements were mapped out, the membership chose to address the bunkers first. At this point the old and aged bunkers needed to be completely rebuilt, so of course this allows us to be more aggressive with design enhancements.”
The course at Meadow Springs, which was designed by Robert Muir Graves and built in 1972, hosted the PGA Developmental Tour Tri-Cities Open from 1991 to 2001.
Work is underway and is expected to take three months to complete, with Tacoma-based contractor Ridgetop Golf leading the construction element.