The golf course construction boom of the 1980s, 90s and early 2000s may be over, but that doesn’t
mean that opportunities to be among the first to play a “new” golf course have dried up.
Indeed, in order to keep their own businesses afloat, golf course architects – upstarts and veterans alike
– are pouring their talents into the project of turning existing layouts into their best selves.
In fact, for the last few years, the bulk of the most exciting golf course work has come in the form of
renovation and restoration, and that trend seems primed to continue.
Here are five golf course renovations and restorations that caught our eye this year: