29 07, 2020

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design Returns Diablo CC to the Golden Age

July 29th, 2020|Media|

As Seen in Club + Resort Business With a complete, $12 million renovation of its 18-hole course, the Diablo, Calif. club has recreated its early-20th century design to secure a position of prominence for years to come. Although steeped in history and tethered to golf royalty, Diablo (Calif.) Country Club, the sister property to Carnoustie Golf Club in Scotland, doesn’t dwell in the past. However, the property takes great pride in the distinguished heritage that has helped it lay the foundation for a promising future. Diablo, which celebrated its centennial in 2014, recently completed a $12 million renovation of its 18-hole golf course to restore the layout to its Golden Age of golf design lineage. With the restoration project, the property, which held a reopening June 13-14, has positioned itself for the next 100 years as a preeminent golf experience in San Francisco’s East Bay region. “Our history and our connection to the game of golf mean a lot to our members,” says Director of Golf and Member Services Jason Walter, who has been at Diablo since 2009. “The renovation brings a sense of tradition and history to the club.” […]

17 01, 2020

GOLF ADVISOR – 20 notable golf course renovations and restorations taking place in 2020

January 17th, 2020|Media|

From major championship hosts to modest municipals, several golf courses will be getting some TLC this year. Ever since the Great Recession of the late 2000s severely curtailed the golf industry’s ability to build new-from-scratch courses, the job of golf course architect has changed considerably. Opportunities to treat a piece of ground as a blank canvas are precious, and tend to go to a small cadre of architects: the Doaks, Hanses, Coores and Crenshaws of the world. So if you’re an architect just about any other name, it behooves you to be more of a problem-solver and a historian, with a hint of artistry. That’s because the overwhelming majority of jobs in the industry at the moment are in the renovation and restoration of existing courses. These projects run the gamut from top-100 private clubs eager to retain their elite status to struggling local public courses looking for ways to avoid closure and redevelopment. The scope and timeline of these projects varies greatly, too. In some cases, it’s the expansion of a couple green edges at a time, with the piecemeal re-cutting of a few bunkers until a few years down the road, the course is transformed at modest cost. Elsewhere, courses are being stripped down to the studs and being painstakingly rebuilt close to original specifications from ancient rolled-up plans. And there are 100 shades of green in between.   […]

3 01, 2020

Golf Architecture – A Worldwide Perspective – Twin Dolphin Golf Club, Mexico

January 3rd, 2020|Media, News|

‘We strove to make this the most unique and natural course in  Cabo’, says architect Todd Eckenrode.

10 07, 2019

LINKS Magazine Gives a Peek at the New Twin Dolphin Golf Course

July 10th, 2019|Media|

   First Peek: Twin Dolphin By Adam Schupak With Fred Couples part of the architectural team it’s no surprise that this new course at the tip of the Baja Peninsula is laid-back and fun Golfers needing another reason to visit the southern tip of the Baja Peninsula have a good one. Set on the shores of Santa Maria Bay, where […]

1 03, 2019

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design returns to Barona Creek

March 1st, 2019|Media|

Golf course architect Todd Eckenrode has returned to Barona Creek Golf Club in Lakeside, California, for a greens and bunker renovation, twenty years after being Sr. Designer on the project […]

25 01, 2019

Golf Course Architecture Interviews Todd Eckenrode

January 25th, 2019|Media|

“We strove to make this the most unique and natural course in Cabo”. GCA spoke with golf course architect Todd Eckenrode about the new Twin Dolphin golf course, which opened in late 2018 near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. […]

21 08, 2018

Golf Club Atlas – Eckenrode Interview – Part II

August 21st, 2018|Media, Todd Eckenrode|  

21 08, 2018

Golf Club Atlas – Eckenrode Interview – Part I

August 21st, 2018|Media, Todd Eckenrode|  

17 08, 2018

A Well-Rounded Passion

August 17th, 2018|Media|

  As seen in Summer 2018 FORE Magazine For Charlie Davison, golf is a family affair. He has played his entire life and so have his kids and grandkids. His [...]

17 08, 2018

Southern California Designers

August 17th, 2018|Media, Todd Eckenrode|

  As seen in Summer 2018 FORE Magazine Todd Eckenrode had no idea at the time what effect growing up playing Pasatiempo Golf Club would have on his life. But [...]

3 05, 2018

First Place – Golf Inc. 2018 Renovation of the Year – Classic

May 3rd, 2018|Media|

Back to the Future From restorations of classic designs to makeovers that breathed new life into aging properties, this year’s winners are enjoying a resurgence of interest and attention. At [...]

9 04, 2018

Quail Lodge Golf – Handled With Care

April 9th, 2018|Media|