By Design - Winter 2019

DIGEST A round-up of recent golf design news in association with: 4 | By Design The ASGCA Winter Meeting will be held at Orange County C R egistration is open for the first ASGCA Winter Meeting at GIS, Jan. 28, 2020 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. ASGCA is a Presenting Partner of the Golf Industry Show. ‘Tradition and Innovation— Where the Golf Industry Is and Where It Is Going’ is a day-long, multi-presentation seminar for architects, superintendents, builders, owners, golf industry vendors, and all other golf development industry professionals. Featured presentations and speakers are designed to help attendees better understand today’s changing and challenging marketplace. Highlights include an enlightening view on golf’s future in America from Ignacio Giraldo, a partner with TPC Growth and TPG Rise, and Golf Channel ’s Matt Ginella moderating a lunchtime retrospective on the life and impact of ASGCA Past President Alice Dye. Additional sessions will provide valuable insight to help golf facilities be more successful in 2020 and beyond. ASGCA Winter Meeting registration and additional information is available at: events/2020-asgca-winter-meeting . ASGCA Winter Meeting to provide i information for all industry profession Photo: Hills Forrest Smith Renovation Hills Forrest Smith completes Bonita Bay project B onita Bay Club in Bonita Springs, Florida, has reopened its Bay Island course following a renovation by Hills Forrest Smith. “The primary goal of the project was to restore the original design and rebuild the infrastructure,” said Shawn Smith, ASGCA, of Hills Forrest Smith. Most bunkers were restored to their steep grass face character and greens have been expanded to their original dimensions, or larger in some cases. Hills Forrest Smith has also designed a 2.5-acre short game area with four greens. It was created by converting the eighteenth hole of the Creekside course to a par three.