Glenlaurel has been nominated (and received) the 2013 American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Design Excellence Award. Only 12 courses have been honored and Glenlaurel is proud to be one of the 12!
According to Scottish Links golf architect, Mike Hurdzan, “How do you build a low cost, fun to play, unique golf experience at a small resort? A course with grassless tees and greens, cut out of a pasture?” Glenlaurel features eight holes on 30 acres, holes 45-218 yards in length to be played early-20th century wood shaft clubs and half-distance balls. “The course was entirely built at a fraction of the cost of one conventional course hole and has no irrigation, drainage, bentgrass, rootzones or cart paths and minimized turf maintenance.”
The ASGCA Program began in 2012 and shines a light on the innovation and problem-solving skills required of today’s golf course designs, whether the project is a “small” bunker renovation or a full-scale 18-hole layout.