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-John McConnell | President, Raleigh Country Club


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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.


Tanglewood Park Championship Course | Clemmons, North Carolina

The historic Tanglewood Park Championship Course in Clemmons, North Carolina, played host to the 1974 PGA Championship where Lee Trevino hoisted the Wannamaker Trophy by narrowly edging Jack Nicklaus and Sam Snead.  The course has not been updated since, however, and Richard Mandell was brought in to oversee a bunker restoration that brought back Robert Trent Jones’ original design intentions, collaborating with the office of Robert Trent Jones II.

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The Reserve Golf Club | Pawley's Island, South Carolina

2015 South Carolina Raters Panel Most Improved Course since 2005 - Midlands Region

2011 GolfInc. Under $1 Million Renovation of the Year Third Place

The Reserve Golf Club in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, turned to Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to add intrigue to the sand bunkers, grass hollows and green surrounds.  RMGA increased the visual interest of the sand bunkers by flashing sand further up the bunker faces and reducing the monotonous grass-faced look.

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Water's Edge Country Club | Penhook, Virginia

2009 Builders Excellence Legacy Award: Renovation of the Year

2009 Golf Inc. Private Course Renovation of the Year Runner-Up

RMGA modified the putting greens at Water's Edge to provide more manageable slopes of 2% - 3.5% (maximum) while still preserving the original Loving character of the putting surfaces.  The creation of four to five distinct cupping areas tied together with subtle ridges was the main goal in greens renovations.  Foreign design features such as distinct tiers or plateau greens were avoided.  The general design philosophy of "low green and high surrounds" defined the greens complexes as originally intended.