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.” […]

23 07, 2020

Todd Eckenrode-Origins Golf Design Receives 4th Renovation of the Year Award

July 23rd, 2020|News|

As a Runner-Up in the Private Club competition, Todd Eckenrode-Origins Golf Design was the proud recipient of a fourth Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year award for the exceptional effort [...]

19 02, 2020

SCGA FORE MAGAZINE Winter 2020 – Making a Splash in LOS CABOS

February 19th, 2020|News|

TWIN DOLPHIN AND MONTAGE RESORT ARE INSTANT FAVORITES WINTER GETAWAYS By Travelin' Joe Passov Think “dolphin,” and your mind conjures up traits such as “adorable,” “playful” and “clever.” Contemplate two [...]

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.

19 12, 2019

Best Wishes for a Great Holiday and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year

December 19th, 2019|News|

4 12, 2019

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design Completes Construction on the Golden Age Renovation of Diablo Country Club

December 4th, 2019|News|

Todd Eckenrode - Origins Golf Design recently completed construction on a major golf course restoration and renovation project at Diablo Country Club.  This iconic Northern California golf course is located [...]

11 09, 2019

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design has completed a substantial renovation at La Jolla Country Club

September 11th, 2019|News|

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design has completed a substantial renovation at La Jolla Country Club, a charming golf club located approximately just north of San Diego, California.  This historic golf [...]

7 08, 2019

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design Completes First Phase of Greens, Surrounds and Bunker Renovation at Barona Creek Golf Club

August 7th, 2019|News|

  Todd Eckenrode - Origins Golf Design has successfully completed Phase I of an impressive golf course renovation at Barona Creek Golf Club. The course, which is owned by the [...]

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 […]

6 05, 2019

Cabo’s Newest Destination – Twin Dolphin

May 6th, 2019|News|

One of Mexico’s Newest Courses   Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design new Fred Couples Signature Twin Dolphin course in Los Cabos, recently blew away one of our writers. In this article he explains what impressed him so much and why the course should be on your radar.   […]

4 04, 2019

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design Breaks Ground on Major Renovation at Historic Diablo CC

April 4th, 2019|News|

Todd Eckenrode – Origins Golf Design will be breaking ground shortly on a major golf course renovation at an iconic Bay Area golf course, best known as Diablo Country Club [...]