2010 Projects

Renaissance Golf Design

2010 Projects

Two major renovations and some new hope...



     We have been spread out in the fall of 2010 working on two major renovation projects at North Shore Country Club on Long Island and the Country Club of Detroit while doing a little something for the game in the embattled city of Detroit.





     At North Shore Country Club, Brian Schneider and Jonathan Reisetter are working on the reconstruction of seven greens in a significant redesign of the original Seth Raynor layout from 1914, rescued from bankruptcy by our client Don Zucker.  Though we have kept the style of the old course and many of the original features intact -- there are some great Raynor greens -- we have reversed the starting and finishing holes, and made other changes to address 95 years of golf equipment technology and its impact on a relatively small property.  We would like to think that our new "Short" 17th hole is one that Mr. Raynor would have been proud to call his own.




     At The Country Club of Detroit, Brian Slawnik and Eric Iverson have rebuilt all 18 greens and tees, to complement the bunker project completed by architect Keith Foster five years ago.  This was an interesting exercise for us, to try and add as much variety to the greens as we could while working within the parameters of the existing greenside bunkers and drainage points.  We are confident that it's one of the best sets of greens we've built, and look forward to putting them when the course reopens for member play in the spring of 2011.



      While in Detroit working on the CC of Detroit, hometown design associate Brian Slawnik completed the construction of a golf practice facility for the Midnight Golf program on the grounds of Marygrove College, at the edge of the city.  Midnight Golf is a mentoring program for inner-city teens focusing on study, life skills, and golf instruction and is a cause to which we are honored to have been asked to give our time.  For more information on the program visit  www.midnightgolf.org.  Also see Golf Magazine's article about the project here.




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