"Attributes that set Richard apart from others in his field are his attention to detail and his constant presence. His commitment to always be on hand and on-site is unwavering."
-John McConnell | Owner, Raleigh Country Club
IN THE WORKS
Oconomowoc Golf Club | Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
RMGA was recently honored with its first project in the Badger State. Oconomowoc Golf Club in Waukesha County, Wisconsin will be Richard Mandell’s eleventh Donald Ross project. Initial plans call for the RBP process to be completed by fall of 2020.
Myers Park Country Club | Charlotte, North Carolina
Myers Park Country Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, is one of Donald Ross’ more prominent designs. The club asked Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to restore the flashed-sand bunkers that Ross had envisoned for the course. RMGA increased the strategic interest and playability of the course through select tree removal and removal of historically inaccurate golf course features as well. Most recently, two greens and the practice facility have been completely re-built.
The Stagecoach Practice Club | Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Stagecoach Practice Club is a private, state-of-the-art practice facility and short course. Designed with variety in mind, there are an infinite amount of ways to play the layout. It is a true, off-the-radar golfers paradise.
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club | St. Petersburg, Florida
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club in St. Petersburg, Florida, was built on a man-made island in the 1970s. Seeking a long range plan, the club brought in Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to provide strategic direction that would improve the quality of the course and playing conditions for its members. RMGA has helped Isla Del Sol undertake a three-phase renovation of multiple tee complexes and all sand bunkers. RMGA shaper Brian Ross is assisting the club in the construction process.
Lake Forest Country Club | Hudson, Ohio
Lake Forest Country Club in Hudson, Ohio, turned to Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to help bring the club into the future while also honoring its past. During Richard’s research of Lake Forest Country Club, he discovered that the design had been mistakenly attributed to Herbert Strong, rather than Tom Bendelow who actually designed the course. Richard Mandell Golf Architecture is now leading the club through a phased Tom Bendelow restoration that includes removing over one thousand trees, widening fairways, and bringing back the chocolate drop style bunkers to the Bendelow layout.
Beechmont Country Club | Cleveland, Ohio
Beechmont Country Club is an original Stanley Thompson design located in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio. With Stanley Thompson designed courses in the United States being few and far between, Richard Mandell Golf Architecture’s ongoing tree management and tee and bunker restoration project is furthering Beechmont’s standing as a truly unique and special place.
Bobby Jones Golf Club | Sarasota, Florida
Bobby Jones Golf Club in Sarasota, Florida, is a 45-hole facility featuring eighteen holes designed by Donald Ross. Richard Mandell Golf Architecture has been brought in to restore the original eighteen Ross holes, redesign the additional eighteen, and add a new practice facility that features a 20,000 square foot putting green, new driving range, and a nine-hole adjustable par-three course. The result will be a golf facility with improved playability and a smaller impact on the environment.
Southern Pines Golf Club | Southern Pines, North Carolina
Southern Pines Golf Club in Southern Pines, North Carolina, has a storied history and is part of the fabric of the sand hills. The club has engaged Richard Mandell Golf Architecture for ongoing improvements. Current projects are focused around tree and shrub removal to improve playing conditions and aesthetics.