Wednesday, 4 December 2013

My Year in Review – Part Seven – Ian Andrew Golf Design

8th at Huntington CC - image of restored green site
New Clients

Crag Burn Golf Club, East Aurora, NY
Huntington Country Club, Huntington, NY
Quogue Field Club, Quogue, NY
St. George’s Golf & Country Club (w/ Tom Doak), Toronto, Ontario
The Club at North Halton , Georgetown, Ontario 

Quogue's 3rd green

Growth in USA

I’m finding I’m still growing the business far more quickly in the United States than in Canada. Last year saw three new American clients and interviews in Miami, New York and Boston. I think the two new clients on Long Island may turn out to be significant in the long run.
Spring Brook - Before - 2nd Hole

Spring Brook - After 2nd Hole

Master Plans

Spring Brook Country Club, Morristown, NJ
Penn Hills Golf Club, Bradford, Pa.
Pinegrove Golf Club, St. Jean, Quebec
Huntington Country Club, Huntington, NY
Cutten Fields, Guelph, Ontario (update)
Galt Country Club, Cambridge, Ontario (update)
Saskatoon Golf & Country Club, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Laval's short and complicated 16th

Most Influential in Canada?

From Going for the Green’s Most Influential in Canadian Golf List (On the Rise):

“Now Andrew’s business is vibrant – and his role as architectural consultant to courses like Highlands Links, St. George’s, and dozens of others has made him the go-to designer for classic clubs in Canada…”

“The fact that the 2017 Canadian Open will likely be played on a course Andrew designed with Mike Weir should bring even more attention.”

Orchard Park's 3rd Hole


Highlands Links - drained 6th hole
Carleton Golf & Yacht Club – renovated 2 holes
Islington – Bunker work and new 11th green
Glens Falls – more grassing work
Orchard Park complete bunker project
Cedar Brae – renovation to 4 holes
Craigowan - bunkered the 9th hole
Laval – removed the hedge and tee work


Islington's 15th Hole Under Construction this week


Definite Projects for Next Year

Islington – Build a new 15th hole
Beverly – complete bunker renovation
Maple Downs - complete rebuild of tees bunkers and greens
Onondaga – a few new fairway bunkers

Maple Downs Rebuild Fall of 2014

State of business

I’m thrilled at this year. It was supposed to an off year. I began the year with hardly anything booked and not a lot of prospects. I had some hope that my existing clients would call because they always do, but I certainly thought I would have a pretty quiet year.

The year even had a funny start with a couple of excellent high profile interviews, but I still had nothing to show other than a lot of second place finished to some very well-known and well respected architects. Then the year just flat out took off, I got each course that I interviewed for and lots of clubs began to look at projects.

What made the year so terrific is that a number of key projects got approved for this year. I have a bunker project, a new hole to build and even an entire course to renovate next year. The year looks to be an outstanding one before it begins and that is a great place to start the following season.




  1. Frank Mastroianni4 December 2013 12:33

    Ian all this looks wonderful! Excited for everything, in particular the Maple Downs project...the photo of the 11th looks awesome!

  2. Hey Ian, I am a member at Pennhills and I really like the ideas you had for the course! I hope they get things going soon....I can't stand another day of the mailed-in Wilson back nine. Travis-fy the whole place please!

  3. Looking forward to the new bunkering at Beverly. I've worked there for 5 years and get to play every week. A little gem of a course that will certainly be even better with your magic added.

  4. Congratulations Ian! 2013 sure has been a bountiful year for you. I’m sure you’d have more projects in store for 2014. That speaks highly of your abilities because these golf courses do look awesome! Best wishes for the New Year, Ian!

    Carol Schultz

  5. I went through your article and I found it very interesting. You have shared a great deal of excellent information.

  6. Well it is interesting that the Burley Golf course has changed its name as part of a plan to tap into a wider market. It is the city’s municipal golf cart heater so the city officials took the decision to change its name.