OTTAWA, Sept. 4, 2012 /CNW/ - Respected course architect Ian Andrew
recently finalized a new long-range design plan for Carleton Golf &
Yacht Club. The club hired Ian to review the course layout and develop
a multi-year plan to ensure that Carleton's golf course continues to be
among the area's most playable and challenging well into the future.
Local media have reported recently on Carleton's exceptional playing
conditions, thanks in no small part to course superintendent, Joel
Trickey, one of the region's best, coupled with a prudent investment in
an updated irrigation system that was installed a few years ago.
But good course conditions are only part of the equation, says club
president Kathy Radmore. "Our golf course first opened in 1963, almost
50 years ago," says Kathy. "The game of golf has changed significantly
since then, not just in terms of equipment, but also in terms of
"Anyone who has played our course will tell you the current design is
both very playable and a good test of skill. By working with experts
like Ian, someone who can take a great course layout and make it even
better, we're making sure we continue to offer the best possible golf
experience for everyone who plays it."
Over the past 23 years, Ian has developed a reputation for his
renovation and restoration work on many of Canada's greatest courses,
including St. George's Golf & Country Club, Highland Links Golf Course
(Cape Breton), Kawartha Golf & Country Club and many more. In 2009, Ian
joined with Canadian pro golfer Mike Weir and is now the course
architect behind Weir Golf Design.
Ian's long-term plan for Carleton features detailed, hole-by-hole
recommendations covering a variety of elements, from the reshaping of
fairways and bunkers to the positioning of cart paths and trees, all
taking into consideration factors such as aesthetics, maintaining a
healthy course—and ensuring a good golf experience.
"Golf is supposed to be fun," says Ian. "Playability and difficulty can
co-exist on a golf course, but one is often ignored in favour of the
other. My goal is to ensure that a great course like Carleton remains
enjoyable and challenging for both the low-handicap players and the
It was that philosophy that resonated with the members at Carleton. "Our
club is very sociable, and that's important to us," says Kathy. "For 50
years, we've concentrated on providing all our members with a great
golf experience. This plan will help ensure we continue to do so over
the next 50."
SOURCE: Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
For further information:
For information or course photos, or to arrange an interview with Ian or a representative of Carleton, please contact:
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
613-692-3531 | 613-862-8930 (mobile)
Adams Jette Marketing + Communications
613-235-5445, x113 | 613-612-3372 (mobile)