Renovations & Course Improvement Programs

Work on existing golf courses comes in all varieties and scales.  The rationale behind the work for each course can be incredibly varied.  The basic premise behind renovating or restoring a golf course is very simply predicated on need; the need to improve, the need to repair or replace, to develop a stronger identity, or prepare a course so that it may go on living. One thing is certain: every club or course, over time, inevitably pines for some type of refurbishment or adjustment.  Our game has certainly evolved, and so must our golf courses.

Throughout my career, I've had the pleasure and privelege of working on more than a few Golden Age classics, reinstating and adapting the works of such notable names as Alison, Bendelow, Colt, Flynn, Park, Jr. and Ross, among others. It is important to honor the original architecture and design intent while also being responsive to the influences and evolution of our fine game.

As I take on renovation work, I am always reminded of and inspired by a statement made by H.S. Colt, "The real test of a course - is it going to live?"

Renovation work allows me the enjoyment of working with clients to identify and prioritize what is essential to THEIR continued success and then develop clearly laid plans to address or remedy those requirements.  Whether surgical or comprehensive, grandiose or tight budget, the outcomes are inherently important to me. Here are some examples of my involvement in a variety of course improvement programs - renovations, restorations... call them what you wish:

 

Andover Golf and Country Club - Lexington, Kentucky

Audubon Country Club - Naples, Florida

Belle Haven Country Club – Alexandria, Virginia

Bethesda Country Club - Bethesda, Maryland

Canal Shores Golf Club - Evanston, Illinois

Cattail Creek Country Club - Glenwood, Maryland

Chevy Chase Club – Chevy Chase, Maryland 

Club De Golfe Do Estoril – Estoril, Portugal  

Colliers Reserve Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Congressional Country Club -  Bethesda, Maryland 

Country Club of Columbus -  Columbus, Georgia

Country Club of North Carolina – Pinehurst, North Carolina 

Country Club of Paducah -  Paducah, Kentucky

Country Club of Terre Haute - Terre Haute, Indiana

Cress Creek Country Club - Naperville, Illinois

Foxfire Golf and Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Greensboro Country Club – Greensboro, North Carolina  

Hawks Landing Golf Club - Verona, Wisconsin

Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club – Gainesville, Virginia

Ivanhoe Club – Ivanhoe, Illinois

Keene Trace Golf Club - Champions Trace Course – Nicholasville, Kentucky

Keene Trace Golf Club - Keene Run Course – Nicholasville, Kentucky

Kenosha Country Club – Kenosha, Wisconsin

Kenwood Country Club – Cincinnati, Ohio 

Knollwood Club - Lake Forest, Illinois

Lake Geneva Country Club - Lake Geneva, Wisconsin

Manor Country Club – Rockville, Maryland

Miromar Lakes Beach & Golf Club - Miromar Lakes, Florida

Mirasol Golf & Country Club – Sunset Course - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

Newport National Golf Club - Middletown, Rhode Island

Oakland Hills Country Club - Bloomfiend Hills, Michigan 

Oakmont Country Club - Oakmont, Pennsylvania 

Ocean Harbor Golf Links – Calabash, North Carolina 

Old Elm Club – Highland Park, Illinois

Pelican Bay Golf and Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Pine Lake Country Club - West Bloomfield, Michigan

Quail Creek Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Quail Creek Country Club and Resort – Robinson, Illinois

Quail West Golf & Country Club - Naples, Florida

Royal Poinciana Golf Club  – Naples, Florida

Siwanoy Country Club – Bronxville, New York 

Spring Lake Country Club - Spring Lake, Michigan

Sylvania Country Club - Sylvania, Ohio

Toledo Country Club - Toledo, Ohio

University Club of Kentucky – Lexington, Kentucky 

Walnut Creek Country Club – South Lyon, Michigan 

Wilderness Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Willoughby Golf Club – Stuart, Florida 

Woodmont Country Club – Rockville, Maryland 

Wyndemere Country Club - Naples, Florida

 

OTHER PROJECTS


Batalha – Alcacer do Sal, Portugal (Consulting, Site Master Planning) 

Birmingham Country Club – Birmingham, Michigan (Practice Facilities) 

Champion Trace Golf Club – Nicholasville, Kentucky (Consulting) 

Heritage Palms – Indio, California (Site Management) 

Honeywell Golf Club – Wabash, Indiana (Routing Modification, New Hole) 

Old Kinderhook - Camdenton, Missouri (Consulting)

Persimmon Ridge Golf Club – Anchorage, Kentucky (Hole Addition) 

Raisin River Golf Course – Monroe, MI (Misc. Imrpovements) 

San Lorenzo - Quinta do Lago, Portugal (Consulting) 

Vale do Lobo - Almancil, Portugal (Consulting) 

Valleywood Golf Club – Swanton, OH (Master Plan Development) 

Westmoreland Country Club – Wilmette, Illinois (Site Management) 

 

 Identifies courses and projects that were managed by Drew Rogers in collaboration with Arthur Hills during his 18 year stint with AHSF.

Old Elm Hole 4

Preserve Hole 8

RP Cypress 14

Country Club of Columbus #11/12

Old Elm 16

SCC Hole 1

Manor Country Club