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ASGCA 2013 Design Excellence Honorees

ASGCA, a non-profit organization of golf course designers, has announced the 2013 Design Excellence honorees.

The American Society of Golf Course Architects has announced the second annual Design Excellence Recognition Program recipients, which come from 12 courses in the United States and China.

The Design Excellence Recognition Program 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.

"These courses - along with their architects - are to be commended," said ASGCA Vice President Lee Schmidt. "In each case, golf course owners, managers and superintendents faced challenges unique to them, including the landscape, environment or business situation. And, in each case, they met the challenges by working with ASGCA members, who serve clients around the world every day."

The recognized courses are:
o Butterfield Country Club, Oak Brook, Ill./Steve Smyers, ASGCA
o Camelback Golf Club, Scottsdale, Ariz./Dana Fry, ASGCA and Jason Straka, ASGCA
o China Maple Golf Club, Dandong, Liaoning Province, China/Rick Robbins, ASGCA
o Columbia Country Club, Columbia, Mo./Dana Fry, ASGCA and Jason Straka, ASGCA
o Ely Callaway Golf & Learning Center-Honors Course presented by TaylorMade, Oceanside, Calif./Rainville & Bye G C Architects, David Rainville, ASGCA Fellow
o Glenlaurel Resort, Rockbridge, Ohio/Mike Hurdzan, ASGCA Fellow
o Island Hills Golf Club, Centreville, Mich./Raymond Hearn, ASGCA
o Lake Venice Golf Club, Venice, Fla./Jan Bel Jan, ASGCA
o Mohegan Sun Country Club, Baltic, Conn./Robert McNeil, ASGCA
o Rock Manor Golf Course, Wilmington, Del./Lester George, ASGCA
o Stevens Park Golf Course, Dallas/John Colligan, ASGCA
o Twin Oaks Country Club, Springfield, Mo./Todd Clark, ASGCA Associate

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