Adam Lawrence was blown away on a visit to see the restoration of Pinehurst No. 2. Led by the design firm of Coore & Crenshaw, the restoration currently under way at Donald Ross’s masterpiece, Pinehurst No. 2, might just be the most important project the golf world has seen for many years.Read more
Home will always be in Texas, but for the past 20 years Ben Crenshaw has had to leave Austin behind in hopes of unearthing golf in its most native settingsRead more
After months of speculation, the new 36-hole resort project featuring courses simultaneously designed and built by the firms of Coore and Crenshaw and Renaissance Golf Design, has been revealed.
The Streamsong Resort is being developed by the Mosaic Company, the world’s largest producer of phosphates, on a 16,000 acre former mine site in Florida, between Tampa and Orlando. Streamsong’s site is unique as the mining activities have created dramatic landforms that, according to the architects, will make for great golf holes.
Click on the web link to view a short video from the Members Club porch (opening tee shot) taken from an aerial lift showing the Coore & Crenshaw course restoration work at Pinehurst #2.Read more
Many factors go into the creation of a ‘great’ course, with great defined as a course that one wishes to play numerous times, year after year. Three primary ones are the site needs to be special, the driving force behind the project must understand and look to promote golf as being about enjoyment and variety and then finally, the architect has to deliver a strategic design. Getting all three factors to come together at the same time is difficult or otherwise there would be many more great courses.
Hidden Creek in southern New Jersey is a rare example of a modern course where the key ingredients seamlessly melded together, though from the time that the owner first contacted the architects to when this dream course opened was seventeen years!
Short layouts are still out of fashion, but a revival could be a boon to the game—and also really fun
Mike Keiser, who commissions everything at the Bandon Dunes complex in Oregon as a golf purist's fantasy, is building a fifth course to add to his famous four. It's something you don't hear about much anymore - a par-three. Construction on the 12-holer, tentatively called "The Bandon Preserve," starts in February.
We're honored to have the renowned firm of Coore and Crenshaw Inc., working with us to return both the natural and strategic character to our championship No. 2 course.Read more
Coore & Crenshaw associate James Duncan is exploring the viability of a new project in Northern California Wine Country, and visiting with prospective investors. For details, images and project information, please visit: www.goatranchresort.com
He'll have ditched the mud boots and jeans for cleats and khakis, and have swapped his shovel for a driver. Yet the heart that went into building Colorado Golf Club figures to just as passionate when Ben Crenshaw tees it up at the 71st Senior PGA Championship. "He's extremely proud and excited to play a major championship on his own golf course," said Mike McGetrick, a founding partner at the private Parker club.Read more
VILLAGE OF PINEHURST, N.C. (March 4, 2010) – Pinehurst has signed an agreement with the renowned firm of Coore and Crenshaw Inc., to return both natural and strategic character to its championship No. 2 course. Work will be conducted gradually in 2010 without any closure to the course or to individual holes until mid-November.
The project’s philosophy is to restore some of the course’s natural aesthetic characteristics and to bring back shot values and strategic play originally crafted by Donald Ross, but that have been lost over time. They include returning sandy waste areas, native wiregrass and natural bunker edges; widening the fairways to play as they did in the era from 1935 to 1960; and reducing the amount of manicured rough by as much as 30 to 40 percent.
The project began last week, when the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw conducted its first planning meeting with Pinehurst executives and golf course management leadership.