Billy Fuller Golf Design

The first question is typically “why renovate”?  Often the answer is due to agronomic reasons such as poor turf quality on greens, tees, or fairway surfaces.  Trees can overpower a golf course.  Drainage problems, especially in heavy soils, can take holes or parts of holes out of play for long periods of time after rain events.  Irrigation systems can become worn and obsolete, especially after fifteen to twenty years of use.  Cart paths deteriorate over time as well.

Once a club or owner identifies such infrastructure/foundation problems, the question of course design becomes the next prominent issue.  If certain key features (i.e. greens, tees, bunkers, etc.) require rebuilding, it is the logical time to evaluate the strategic quality of the design.  This leads to interviews with various qualified architects, and ultimately choosing one to lead the design program.    

We have the ability to give an owner any motif.  I have  studied, played and witnessed golf throughout North America, Scotland, and England.  During my twenty years with Bob Cupp, we designed over 100 courses throughout North America.

Once Billy Fuller Golf Design is chosen to act as the Architect of Record, there is a very structured sequence

 of events that occurs to develop a Golf Course Master Plan.  



For a more detailed description of the Renovation process with sample images and  drawings, please click here.



The Renovation Process

The 13th  tee at Hinsdale before (above)  and after renovation.