American Society of Golf Course Architects

Renovation at The Oaks Club Heron Course completed thanks to ASGCA members

The renovation of the Heron Course at the Oaks Club in Osprey, Florida, has been completed on a project led by Jason Straka, ASGCA, on behalf of Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Course Design, including Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA Fellow, and Dana Fry, ASGCA. "The revitalized course will have new surface contours, better constructed and strategically placed sand bunkers, interesting greens complexes, and a new teeing system that will accommodate players of all skill levels," Straka said.

2015 ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients named

The fourth annual American Society of Golf Course Architects Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients have been named. Projects from nine courses in the United States have been cited for their work with ASGCA members in addressing unique design challenges. 

ASGCA members dominate "Golf Digest" Best New Course list

For the first time since 2009, "Golf Digest" has compiled a "Best New Courses" list for 2015. ASGCA members dominate the list, as they had a hand on 8 of the 10 courses recognized. This includes the top-ranked course, Cabot Cliffs, Nova Scotia from Bill Coore, ASGCA and Ben Crenshaw.

ASGCA President Smyers designs new Maridoe Golf Club near Dallas

Construction has begun on Maridoe Golf Club in Carrolltown, Texas, with a target opening date of spring 2017. The design by ASGCA President Steve Smyers and Steve Smyers Golf Course Archtiects will feature a par-71 layout measuring more than 7,700 yards from its longest tees, with other tees set at approximately 7,200, 6,600, 6,000 and 5,300 yards.