By Design – Issue 52, Spring 2021

14 Cutting edge By Design profiles six innovative projects highlighted in the latest annual ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program. N ow in its ninth year, the annual ASGCA Design Excellence Recognition Program recognizes clubs that have worked with golf course architects to address unique design challenges. The program highlights the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today’s designers, with projects highlighted from 2020 including a new 18-hole golf course, renovations of 18- and 27-hole layouts, a new putting course, and new practice facilities. • Todd Quitno, ASGCA, reduced bunker areas by more than half at the 27-hole White Eagle Golf Club. Read more on page 24. Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA, renovated Blythefield CC to help prepare the course for modern-day golfers. Read more on page 22. COVER STORY ASGCA DESIGN EXCELLENCE