The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), a non-profit organization comprised of golf course designers, has announced the 2014 Design Excellence honorees.
The third annual American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients have been named. Projects from 12 courses in the United States and Asia have been cited for their work with ASGCA members in addressing unique design challenges.
Since its creation in 2012, the Design Excellence Recognition Program has shone a light on the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today's golf course designs, whether the project is a small bunker renovation or a full-scale 18-hole layout.
The recognized courses are:
• Bali National Resort, Bali, Indonesia/Neil Haworth, ASGCA
• Carillon North, Grayslake, Illinois/Greg Martin, ASGCA
• The Challenge Course Concept, Nipomo, California and Meridian, Idaho, Damian Pascuzzo, ASGCA
• Dennis Golf Performance Center, Columbus, Ohio/Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA Fellow
• Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina/Scot Sherman, ASGCA
• Mistwood Golf Club, Romeoville, Illinois/Ray Hearn, ASGCA
• Oakland Hills Country Club (North Course), Bloomfield, Michigan/Shawn Smith, ASGCA Associate
• Peninsula State Park Short Course, Ephraim, Wisconsin/Bob Lohmann, ASGCA
• Reid Municipal Golf Course, Appleton, Wisconsin/Todd Quitno, ASGCA Associate
• Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, Bronx, New York/John Sanford, ASGCA
• Yinhong #6 Golf Club, Bejing City, China/Rick Robbins, ASGCA & Brian Lussier, ASGCA
• Yishan Golf Club, Wuhan, China/Rick Robbins, ASGCA & Brian Lussier, ASGCA
"Congratulations to each of these facilities, and the architects," said ASGCA President Lee Schmidt. "The projects illustrate the breadth and depth of the challenges facing course owners and managers around the world, whether developing new facilities or keeping existing courses at the top of their games. In each case, by partnering with an ASGCA member, the courses benefited and are improving their communities today at social, economic and environmental levels."
The 2014 nominations were reviewed by a panel of golf industry leaders, including representatives of the Club Managers Association of America, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Golf Course Builders Association of America and National Golf Course Owners Association.
For more information about ASGCA, please visit asgca.org.
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