Restorative Powers: Are We in a Golden Age of Training course Restorations?

By adhering to A.W. Tillinghast’s original style in restoring Baltusrol Golfing Club’s Reduced Training course, system architect Gil Hanse manufactured the class noticeably much more challenging.

Editor’s observe: This is the 1st in a two-element sequence looking at restorations of programs constructed in the course of the Golden Age of program architecture.  

On a Tuesday afternoon in late June, Gil Hanse stood in the grill area at Baltusrol Golfing Club, found about 20 miles west of New York City in Springfield, N.J., and he shared with a decide on team of media and club customers his insight and standpoint on the just about two-yr-long restoration project that his group performed on the Lessen Class. The project’s intent was to change the format back into the championship venue that A.W. Tillinghast initially envisioned and manufactured nearly a century in the past.