American Society of Golf Course Architects

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.

Colligan, ASGCA, to renovate Rockwood Golf Course, Fort Worth, Texas

How do you approach the renovation of a nearly 80-year-old golf course that has been given, "very little attention over its history?" That is the challenge facing John Colligan, ASGCA, and Colligan Golf Design as he renovates Rockwood Golf Course in Fort Worth, Texas.

New-course design coming to Kentucky from Nicklaus, ASGCA

The Bear is returning to the land of thoroughbred horses. Jack Nicklaus, ASGCA Fellow, and Nicklaus Design have begun work on Legacy Point in Wilmore, Kentucky. Nicklaus had previously put his stamp on golf in the Commonwealth with his design of Valhalla in Louisville.