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Former U.S. Open site undergoing renovations (Feb 17)

February 17, 2015 – Golf course architecture firm Tripp Davis and Associates has been retained by the Northwood Club in Dallas for a complete renovation and restoration plan.

Originally designed by William Diddel in 1946, Northwood hosted the 1952 U.S. Open which was won by Julius Boros, making it one of only three courses in Texas to have hosted the championship. Northwood also has been the location for several regional USGA, local North Texas PGA and AJGA tournaments.

“Northwood is a great club with one of the best and most historic golf courses in Texas,” Tripp Davis said. “Our approach will be to restore the original character found in Mr. Diddel’s greens, rebuild the bunkers to reflect Diddel’s style, and reposition bunkers and tees to be more strategically relevant for today’s game.”

TDA also will rebuild the practice facilities and design a new four hole “Short Course” to broaden the playing options especially for junior golfers. In addition, creeks on the property will be restored and a new irrigation lake will be built to help the club recapture more water.

TDA will be working with engineers Pacheco Koch and environmental consultants Jones and Ridenour over the next twelve months to design and permit the work. Construction will commence in the fall of 2016.

Original: http://www.statewideturfequipment.com/former-u-s-open-site-undergoing-renovations/#sthash.bJUc3ruM.dpuf

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