By Design - Winter 2019

ASGCA ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Snapshots of the seven projects recognized by ASGCA’s first ever Environmental Excellence Awards program. T he Environmental Excellence Awards program, presented by Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, was introduced to recognize the innovative work being done at golf facilities to address the needs of the environment. We take a look at how golf course architects have worked with course owners and operators to make a positive impact on the game and local communities. Location: Denver, Colorado Architect: Todd Schoeder, ASGCA As well as improving the course and practice facilities, the renovation of this Denver municipal has integrated features to alleviate the threat of flooding in local neighbourhoods. A detention area collects stormwater, which is then slowly released into an existing pipe north of the course, helping to prevent city drainage systems from becoming overwhelmed. Location: Richmond, Virginia Architect: Lester George, ASGCA Whenever the waters of the James River rose above a certain level, half of this Virginia course would flood due to a lack of water flow control into and out of the course. Renovation work included the creation of flood channels to alleviate flooding and effectively manage the flow of water. Photo: Todd Schoeder, ASGCA Green stars CITY PARK GOLF COURSE Photo: Willow Oaks Country Club WILLOW OAKS COUNTRY CLUB 20 | By Design