A selection of new-build, restoration/renovation and consulting projects - across three-continents, different climates, soil structures and terrain...
Tara'Iti (Mangawhai; New Zealand) - Tom Doak / Renaissance Golf Design - May '13 to Nov' '14 - Finish Work / Shaping / General Construction
New Build. Reclaimed from pine forest into an explorative links; artistic and playing subtleties contrast an enormously scaled, open-sanded dunescape above the Pacific.
[Construction Team: Brian Slawnik, Eric Iverson, Brian Schneider; Kye Goalby; Michael Henderson, Peter Zarlengo.]
Ranked #29 in 'GOLF's 2017-18 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the World', on debut!
Woodhall Spa (Lincolnshire; England) - Tom Doak / Renaissance Golf Design - Jan '16 to ... - Master Plan / Consulting / Shaping
Three-year (plus) phased restoration of the Hotchkin course, and its heathland environment, with a directive to improve the conditioning, maintainability, and accessibility of over 100 bunkers, while retaining their infamous boldness.
[Construction Team: Brian Schneider, Eric Iverson; Angela Moser.]
Ranked #66 on Golf Magazine’s world list, with ambition to regain its’ top-30 position.
St Enodoc (Cornwall; England) - July '18 to ... - Consulting / Shaping
(Following on from a consulting visit with Tom Doak in Dec' '16.) Initial projects to improve accessibility, wear and maintenance of tee complexes, playability and visibility of a problematic pot...with the longer term aim of lightly polishing one of the world's most unique links courses!
Ranked #23 in Golf World Magazine’s 2017-18 'Top100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland'.
Titirangi (Auckland; New Zealand) - Apr' '16 to ... - Master Plan / Consulting / Design-Build
On-going consultation, following master-plan report of Alister MacKenzie’s only course in New Zealand. First and Seventeenth holes re-built as per MacKenzie’s original routing plan, with the seventeenth to follow in 2018. Proposals to restore other greens as per MacKenie’s surviving greens’ drawings; addressing boundary concerns with sensitivity to the historical architectural intent; tree-management program and grassing line adjustments to restore playing angles, views and improve turf health.
Listed #4 in New Zealand’s Top-10 golf courses (by Phil Hamilton in The NZ Herald).
Seacroft (Lincolnshire; England) - May '18 to ... - Masterplan / Design-Build
Willie Fernie's layout has been held in high regard from Bernard Darwin's time, with MacKenzie amongst the list of early consultants. With an eye to improving playability and interest for the club's older membership, advice that will be implemented relatively immediately is considered alongside the long-term legacy of this classic out-and-back links course.
Ranked 54th in Golf World Magazine’s 2017 'Top100 Golf Courses in England'.
Enniscrone (Co Sligo; Ireland) - Apr '15 to ... - Consulting / Design-Build
A review of the cohesiveness and playability of the Dunes course green complexes. Design-build of a new second green in keeping with the subtleties of Hackett’s original character; improved receptivity and natural shaping of the fifteenth green; expanded eleventh green complex, opening-up estuary views with improved green-to-tee transition; on-going proposals to enhance further greens to aid uniform playing conditions, with variety and improved vistas.
Ranked 53rd in Golf World Magazine’s 2015-16 'Top100 Golf Courses in Britain & Ireland'.
The National - Ocean Course (Cape Schanck; Australia) - Tom Doak / Renaissance Golf Design - Aug '18 to Nov ’18 - Bunker Shaping / Shaping / Green’s Finishing
A significant re-design encompassing alterations to the routing over medium-to-large scaled sand hills, 18 new green complexes and alterations to the design, style and number of existing bunkers.
[Construction Team: Brian Schneider; Michael Henderson; Brian Slawnik; Blake Conant.]
Leckford (Hampshire; England) - June '17 - Consulting
Design proposals to create nine alternative tees for Harry Colt’s largely untouched nine-holer. Leaning on the history of Leckford’s Old course, to restore original playing intent where lost; preserve compact green-to-tee transitions; ensure balance between the two nines; consider shortening holes to prove more interesting, and more challenging, shot types and playing angles for all players.
Kendal Golf Club (Kendal; England) - Mar' '15 - Design-Build
A low-cost redevelopment of the junior practice area for this beautifully positioned fell-top course at the edge of the Lake District. The existing three-hole course was transformed into a five-hole loop that can be played in multiple directions. The Master Plan is designed to accommodate further expansion of this short-course to the south. Greens, styled on the main eighteen’s Victorian era design, with a twist, will encourage creative thinking and play. Sited in the low of a reclaimed limestone quarry, this project required an unusual approach to drainage.
Dismal River (Mullen; Nebraska; USA) - Tom Doak / Renaissance Golf Design - April '12 to Sep' '12 - Finish Work / General Construction
New Build. An introduction to the design-build process in the truest of ‘minimalist’ fashions amongst the sand hills of Nebraska.
Rated #29 in Golfweek Magazine’s 'Top-100 Modern courses of the US'.
Walter J Travis: “Paper is one thing, but working in the dirt is clearly another.”
Design-Build: An evolutionary process that allows the architect to efficiently interact with and manipulate the natural landscape in three-dimensions, editing and refining strategic elements from the macro to micro to create the ideal golf hole.