Clubhouse of the Year winners announced

This year's Golf Inc.'s Clubhouse of the Year contest has a bit of a foreign flavor, as two courses — one in China and another in Korea — took honors.

But U.S. courses were well-represented in the contest's milestone year. The magazine started the contest 20 years ago.

As always, a number of the projects were stunning in scope and ambition. Remarkable transformations are represented as always. 

Renovated clubhouses made-up the bulk of the 24 entries. Only five entries were for new construction, which, arguably, is not shocking given the drop in new golf course development in recent years. 

“Many of the entries reflect the current reality that renovation budgets are limited and thus the challenge for the design teams is to make the most efficient use of limited funding to yield the maximum impact for capital investment,” noted John Hayhoe, president of Hayhoe Construction Corp. and one of the contest's three judges.

“I was impressed with some of the entries where this goal was clearly achieved.”

The order of this year's winners will be announced in the upcoming spring issue of Golf Inc. This year's winners are listed below in alphabetical order:

New Construction

Streamsong Resort, Streamsong, Fla.

Trinity Club, Seoul, South Korea

Wuhan Changjiang International Golf Club, Hongshan, Wuhan, Hubei China

There will be a first, second and third place, announced in the Spring issue of Golf Inc.


Desert Highlands, Scottsdale, Ariz.

Long Cove Club, Hilton Head, S.C.

Manchester Country Club, Bedford, N.H.

North Jersey Country Club, Wayne, N.J.

Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, Fla.

There will be a first, second and third place, and two honorable mentions — all announced in the Spring issue of Golf Inc.

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