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 design.
"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 casual golfer."
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
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Carleton Golf & Yacht Club
613-692-3531 | 613-862-8930 (mobile)
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