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.  As our game has certainly evolved, 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 C.H. Alison, Tom Bendelow, H.S. Colt, William Flynn, Willie Park, Jr., Donald Ross and Mackenzie Ross among others. It is impactful to honor the original architecture and specific design intentions of these Golden Age masters 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.  Words like TIMELESS, LASTING and ENDURING and are also important to me as important measurements of the work we execute and the results we yearn to achieve.

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

Bellefonte Country Club - Ashland, Kentucky

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

The Country Club at Mirasol – Sunset Course - Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

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

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 - Orchard Lake, 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

Ruth Lake Country Club  – Hinsdale, Illinois

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 

Valencia Golf & Country Club - Naples, Florida

Walnut Creek Country Club – South Lyon, Michigan 

Westlake Golf and Country Club  – Jackson, New Jersey

Wilderness Country Club – Naples, Florida 

Willoughby Golf Club – Stuart, Florida 

Woodmont Country Club – Rockville, Maryland 

Wyndemere Country Club - Naples, Florida



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

Benamor Golf - Tavira, Eastern Algarve, Portugal (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, Algarve, Portugal (Consulting) 

Vale do Lobo - Almancil, Algarve, 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.

Quail West Preserve Hole 10

Miromar Hole 7

Old Elm Hole 4

RP Cypress 14

Country Club of Columbus #11/12

Old Elm 16