"I recommend Richard to you without hesitation, but only if you wish to achieve a level of quality that is unparalleled."
-John McConnell | President, Raleigh Country Club
MODERN RENOVATION AND RESTORATION
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.
Tanglewood Park Reynolds Course | Clemmons, North Carolina
In the next phase of RMGA’s work at Tanglewood Park, Richard Mandell has provided a Renovation Business Plan to Forsyth County and will oversee the work that will update infrastructure and improve playability and strategic interest. The plan is to provide additional value to local members and offer another quality option for the public to compliment the Championship Course.
Methodist University Golf Course | Fayetteville, North Carolina
Host to the men’s and women’s golf teams of Methodist University and the 36 Division II and III national championships between them, Methodist University Golf Course looked to Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to create a cohesive strategy to update the course. Having been built as a nine-hole course with nine additional holes added later, RMGA proposed a renovation that would infuse character and uniqueness that the course has previously lacked.
Hyannis Golf Course | Hyannis, Massachusetts
Hyannis Golf Course on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, engaged Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to put together a Renovation Business Plan that would transform the course the premier public golf option in Cape Cod. RMGA started by updating infrastructure and utilizing additional land to improve the layout. RMGA’s plan also focused on widening playing corridors, tree management, improving drainage and increasing overall feature visibility to showcase the rolling topography of the property.
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.
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.
Country Club of North Carolina Practice Facility | Pinehurst, North Carolina
The Country Club of North Carolina hired Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to renovate and expand the club's practice facility. RMGA added a second practice tee and designed practice putting and chipping greens that emulated the unique styles of those on the Cardinal and Dogwood courses of CCNC. As host to the USGA’s U.S. Girls’ Junior in 2010, the resulting practice facility provides a place for some of the best players in the world to fine tune their games.
Keowee Key Golf and Country Club | Salem, South Carolina
Keowee Key Golf Course in Salem, South Carolina, hired Richard Mandell Golf Architecture to lead a major renovation including designing new tee complexes, building new sand bunkers, and dramatically improving drainage. RMGA has been working with Keowee Key since 2003 and has led the course through all aspects of a Renovation Business Plan in addition to a large-scale Tree Management Plan in the past few years. RMGA also oversaw the 2006 green renovation at the club.
Bald Mountain Golf Course | Lake Lure, North Carolina
2002 - 2010 Great Fall Golf Getaways (Carolina Fairways Magazine)
Bald Mountain Golf Course in Lake Lure, North Carolina, is a testament to the idea that great design can satisfy both form and function. By utilizing drainage as the predominant motivator, Richard Mandell Golf Architecture was able to take a creative approach that made drainage functionality and slopes part of strategic decision making for golfers. RMGA also enhanced the green complexes by adding various interesting contours.
ADDITIONAL MODERN WORKS
Waterfront Country Club | Moneta, Virginia
Westlake Country Club | Hardy, Virginia
Gastonia Municipal Golf Club | Gastonia, North Carolina
Brevofield Golf Links | Wake Forest, North Carolina