Course Management

Sorenstam plans first European course project

ANNIKA Course Design, Annika Sorenstam's golf course architecture company, plans to open a course in Estonia in 2019.

IAGA's Fox: Tenure includes 'giving back'

IAGA president Jay N. Fox discussed the current health of the game of golf as well as some future challenges and opportunities, including working on goals common to state associations and the USGA.

Doak to build reversible course in Michigan

Golf course architect Tom Doak is set to begin work on a reversible golf course at Forest Dunes Golf Club in Roscommon, Mich.

Historic Keller GC reopens following renovations

The host course of the 1932 and 1954 PGA Championships, Keller Golf Course in Maplewood, Minn., has reopened after renovations by Richard Mandell -- retaining its familiar character.

Pinehurst adds ninth course to portfolio

The Jack Nicklaus-designed National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., has been bought by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club; its course will be renamed Pinehurst No. 9.

Work on Olympic golf course might stop

Rio 2016 Olympics organizers confirmed work on the golf course might be stopped unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements under Brazilian law.

ClubCorp acquires TPC courses in Michigan, N.C.

ClubCorp has announced the acquisition of two Tournament Players Club facilities: TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Mich., and TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C.

Trump buys Turnberry, adds Open host to lineup

Donald Trump's 17th golf property will be among his most famous -- Turnberry will cost him a reported $63 million and add an Open Championship host to the developer's stable.

Woods lands course-design project in Texas

Tiger Woods will design Bluejack National, which will be built on the site of Blaketree National Golf Club and anchor a 755-acre private community in Montgomery, Texas, northwest of Houston.

Northern course operators talk 'winter kill'

Masters week typically signals the start of spring for millions of golfers around the U.S. -- but the northern tier of the north-central U.S. is still in the grasp of an angry Mother Nature.

Bahto, dry cleaner turned course restorer, dies at 83

George Bahto, by day the operator of a successful dry cleaning store, became by night a self-educated expert on the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Bahto died recently at age 83.

PGA task force eyes "non-traditional" growth

In the spirit of the recent Hackgolf initiative, the PGA of America has formed a task force charged with growing the game beyond traditional means.

Pebble Beach to make new (old) tee on 10th hole

Making changes to the Sistine Chapel of golf is never easy, but restoring it to its original design is encouraged. Jack Neville designed Pebble Beach to play along the water as much as possible and utilized the Pacific Ocean as a hazard. See what changes are being made to the course in preparations for the 2019 U.S. Open.

Trump buys Irish golf course Doonbeg

Donald Trump's golf portfolio is bigger and more prestigious, with today's purchase of the much-acclaimed, if financially beleaguered, Doonbeg Golf Club in County Clare, Ireland.

Kirtland CC's Mark named Superintendent of Year

For dedication to customer service at The Kirtland Country Club -- more than 90 years old and located in Willoughby, Ohio -- Chad Mark earned the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award, presented by Syngenta.

Golf architect Larry Packard, 101, dies

Larry Packard, one of the most prolific golf course architects of the post-World War II era, died Jan. 28 at his home at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla. Packard was 101.

TaylorMade pledges $5 million to grow game

TaylorMade Golf pledged $5 million Tuesday evening to foster the growth of the game of golf in a five-year effort will be conducted under an entity called Hackgolf.

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., 89, dies

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89 years old.

Hosting a U.S. Open: It takes a village

Michele and Dave Rubenstein packed friends, family and clients into four rows of bleachers to watch the U.S. Open at Merion Golf Club.

Trump Links to shake up Scottish tourism

Trump International Golf Links already is driving more golf tourists to the Scottish Highlands, but it'll need several years to mature into a fast-running links, according to U.S. tour operators.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp., James C. Justice Companies, Inc.

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp.

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.

Notice of mechanic’s lien

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.