Golf Inc.’s 2016 Renovation of the Year honorees announced

Golf Inc.’s Renovation of the Year winners once again show that new life can be breathed into a golf course, no matter the condition.

Imagination, ingenuity and hard work all paid off when it came to the makeovers. Courses not only saw aesthetic transformations, but they also underwent improvements to make them more sustainable and to decrease maintenance costs.

This year, Golf Inc. will recognize nine honroees in its May/June issue. Interestingly, a number of municipalities pumped money and effort into improvements. It’s a sign that local governments do indeed feel that golf remains a good investment. All four of the public course honorees are municipal courses. On the private club side, Nicklaus Golf Design placed three courses among the five honorees. 

Golf Inc. honors all courses that reach a certain threshold, as rated by the judges.

The following are this year’s winners, in alphabetical order, in both public and private categories. See our upcoming May/June issue of Golf Inc. to see how they placed.


Bacon Park Golf Course, Savannah, Ga.

Glenview Park Golf Course, Glenview, Ill.

Grand Canyon University Golf Course (formerly Maryvale GC) Phoenix, Ariz.

Keney Park Golf Course, Windsor, Conn.



Bear’s Paw Country Club, Naples, Fla.

Contra Costa Country Club, Pleasant Hill, Calif.

Sherwood Country Club, Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Sycamore Hills Country Club, Fort Wayne, Ind.

Virginia County Club, Long Beach, Calif.







I believe the city of hartford paid the money for the renovation -it would be great if you could mention us -it cost us a lot financially to do this ! Thanks !

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