Friday, May 19, 2017

Michigan’s Meadowbrook Country Club Earns Renovation of the Year Honors from Golf Inc.

Historic course one of world’s top five private club honorees

(Northville, Michigan) — Meadowbrook Country Club has earned a significant accolade with Golf Inc. magazine naming the course as a winner of its Renovation of the Year contest. Meadowbrook is one of only five private club renovation projects in the world to be honored with the prestigious designation in the publication’s annual competition that is published in the May/June issue.

Arizona-based architect Andy Staples of Staples Golf Design oversaw the renovation of the legendary suburban Detroit course. Meadowbrook Country Club embarked on a major renovation of its historic 1916 course last year to mark the milestone occasion of its 100th anniversary, and took the bold step of closing the course entirely for play. Originally designed by Scottish classic architect Willie Park, Jr., with a later contribution by the renowned Donald Ross, Meadowbrook unveils its refreshed new look at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 18.

According to general manager Joe Marini, “The club’s decision to move ahead with this project in our centennial year is paying off and is positioning Meadowbrook as one of the leaders in how a renovation should be done.  Amongst the membership, the greens are the most talked about aspects of this redesign. Our Pure Distinction greens will be some of the best in the Detroit metro area.  Andy Staples and the design team did a spectacular job.”

“There is no doubt in my mind that Meadowbrook will be one of the most unique clubs in the area,” said Staples. “I’m honored to have been a part of it and pleased with the Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year honor.”

The Golf Inc. judges evaluated a large number of global course renovation candidates for its Renovation of the Year contest with judging based on how well each project achieved its stated goals, improved playability and maintainability, and course aesthetics.  In addition to the five private courses selected, five public facilities also were recognized.

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