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"Mr. Mandell's realistic approach to combine the general principles of the game, site change orders, course maintainability, and player-pleasing aesthetics is the best in the business."

-William Bryan | Bryan & Son Contractors

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From Greensward to Putting Greens: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Influence on Golf Course Architecture National Park Service

 May, 2022 

"In line with the 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth, and during US Open Week at The Country Club, of which Olmsted was a member, join National Park Service staff, Olmsted historians, and four prominent members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects for a lively discussion of how Olmsted’s principles have influenced course design and shaped the profession of golf course architecture."


Episode 32 - Richard Mandell - Feed the Ball Podcast

Episode 32 | Feed The Ball Podcast

September 2018, Feed The Ball/Derek Duncan

"Richard Mandell's golf design practice has taken off over the last 10 years. He entered the business in the early 1990’s and paid his dues for over a decade working singular jobs while learning how to build and renovate courses with a minimal amount of of unnecessary inputs or accessorization. As a result he gained a reputation as a conscientious, hands-on designer who works practically and economically."

Country Club of Asheville | Golf America TV Program

August 2017, Golf America/Alan Hunter

"In 2014, Raleigh-based McConnell Golf purchased the club. Then, in 2016, McConnell brough in golf course architect Richard Mandell to modernize the aging Ross design. 'He changed a lot of the contours on the greens. The greens had gotten flat, so he added a lot of character back into them, but made the pins very puttable,' said golf course superintendent Robby Watts, GCSAA."

No. 9 | Tartan Talks Golf Course

March 2017


"We welcomed our first guest to the GCI studio. Between work stops in Northeast Ohio, Richard Mandell visited us to record a Tartan Talks episode. Tee shot distance equity, bentgrass to Bermudagrass conversions and Mandell’s expanding business are among the topics in this fast-paced episode."

Braemar: 18 Better Holes over 27 - Radio

"Braemar Golf Course, Edina, Minnesota: 18 better holes from 27" Radio

November 2016


"In this episode of the TurfNet Renovation Report, presented by Golf Preservations and Jacobsen, host Jon Kiger chats with Ann Kattreh, Director of Parks $ Recreation for the city of Edina, Minnesota, and Richard Mandell, ASGCA, about the upcoming renovation of the Braemar Golf Course."

IGU-GCS & MAI | Turf Care Seminar 2016

May 10, 2016


Presentation by Richard Mandell: Returning the Game to Affordability. 

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