Bunker Improvement Project - Completed in 2019
Golf at Ruth Lake originated in 1921 when an original nine holes was laid out by David Foulis. A year later, another nine was added and the course was opened for play. Most sources, however, credit the overall design of the course to notes golf course architects, William Langford and Theodore Moreau, whose distinctively bold designs are among the most memorable in the Midwest (Lawsonia, West Bend and Ozaukee in Wisconsin, Skokie in Chicago, and Harrison Hills in Indiana).
In 2004, the course was wholly renovated, in fact completely redesigned by Arthur Hills & Co. As a result, not much of the original Langford and Moreau character exists today, though there are some small bits that the bulldozers missed. Still, Ruth Lake is a beautiful, meticulously maintained layout on an ideal site for golf.
We were retained in 2018 by the Club to develop and execute a full renovation of the course's bunkering. The planning work was developed during the spring and summer months of 2019 with the construction completed in October of 2019. The project scope also included the redesign and construction of a new and improved green complex on Ruth Lake's par-3 finishing hole.
An original design by William Langford and Theodore Moreau - 1922
Original layout/routing plans apparently developed by David Foulis
Renovation by Arthur Hills - 2004