Calverton, Long Island, New York
9 Hole Addition to an 
Existing Public Facility

Course Master Plan


Shortly after my project in New Jersey began, I focused my creative energies on a beautiful piece of rolling, sandy property for a new nine-hole design. This project began as a new eighteen-hole course, separate from my client's present nine-hole course.  Unfortunately, plans for a neighboring property to be used for a landfill caused my client to cease consideration of the new course, and instead he looked to expand his present course. I spent several days on property next to his facility, discovering a number of magnificent holes, and assured him a superb nine holes could be built on this property. The new nine holes opened in 1999. Conducting the routing and design development on the land resulted in a course that lays out well with the topography. Only 50,000 cubic yards were required to build the nine holes, of which 20,000 cubic yards must come from the small irrigation pond. Furthermore, the routing captured some dramatic situations. For instance, the 16th hole is a par three that plays down hill about twenty feet to a sprawling green that is fronted along the right half by a pond located in a naturally low spot. The tee shot is played out of a sparsely populated pine forest, framed by sand hills covered by native fescues. This is a typical Long Island setting, reminiscent of the beautiful landscapes at Shinnecock Hills.

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