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San Diego, CA, United States, 2011/05/16 - Golf, Inc. magazine announces the winners of their annual Renovation of the Year Competition - GolfIncMagazine.com.
University of Maryland Golf Course won first place in the Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year Competition, with Hudson National Golf Club winning for projects under $1 million and Saucon Valley Country Club taking top honors for private clubs over $1 million.
Brian Kington and Bill Love, who grew up playing on the University of Maryland course, were the lead architects behind the renovation. Wadsworth Golf Construction handled the $3.5 million construction. The university owned course beat out stiff competition from across the world to win the ‘best of competition’ honor.
The St. Regis Resort at Princeville Makai in Kauai, Hawaii, and Masonboro Country Club in Wilmington, NC placed second and third respectively in the public over $1 million category. St. Regis also placed second overall in the competition.
Two European courses, Upsala Golfklubb in Sweden and Toscana Resort Castelfalfi in Montaione, Italy followed Saucon Valley in private clubs over $1 million. Fazio Golf Course Designers were the architects for both Saucon Valley and Hudson National.
“This was one of the finest pools of entrants since the competition started in 2004,” said Jack Crittenden, Editor In Chief of Golf Inc. magazine. “All of the honorees were rated by the judges as outstanding quality.”
Judges were Dr. Michael Hurdzan with Hurdzan-Fry Environmental Golf Design, Oscar Rodriguez, Vice President Construction Manager with The Weitz Company, and Jim Bellington, Senior vice President of Development Services with Troon Golf.
The winning projects will be featured in the Summer issue of Golf Inc, due out in June.
Public – Over $1 million
University Of Maryland Golf Course
College Park, MD
Owner: University of Maryland
Architect: W.R. Love Golf Course Architecture
Contractor: Wadsworth Golf Construction
The St. Regis Resort at Princeville Makai
Owner: Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Architect: Robert Trent Jones II
Contractor: Heritage Links a division of Lexicon
Masonboro Country Club
Owner: Ladd Nelson
Architect: Bob Moore/JMP Golf Design Group
Private – Over $1 million
Saucon Valley Country Club
Owner: Saucon Valley Country Club
Architect: Thomas Marzolf – Fazio Golf Course Designers
Contractor: Medalist Golf
Owner: Upsala Golfklubb
Architect: Robert Kains Golf Course Design
Contractor: Golf & Tragard
Toscana Resort Castelfalfi
Owner: Tenuta di Castelfalfi S.p.A.
Architect: Rainer Preissmann and Dr. Wilfried Moroder
Contractor: Golf- und Sportplatzbau Brehmer GmbH; Impresa Fratelli Bruno Eduardo; Floricotura Gammaverde
Under $1 million Category
Hudson National Golf Club
Owner: Hudson National Golf Club
Architect: Fazio Golf Course Designers
Contractor: Aspen Corporation
Hyannis Port, MA
Owner: Hyannisport Club
Architect: Forse Design
Contractor: Cape Golf Construction, Henderson Golf
The Reserve Golf Club
Pawleys Island, SC
Owner: McConnell Golf
Architect: Richard Mandell Golf Architecture
Contractor: Frontier Golf.