Hurdzan Golf has proudly accepted an invitation by former Hurdzan/Fry Senior Design Associate David Whelchel to assist in his renovation of Carolina Trace Country Club.
Located in Sanford, N.C., Carolina Trace is a 36-hole facility originally designed in 1972 by Robert Trent Jones, Sr and now owned/operated by Escalante Golf. Whelchel has been retained to perform a renovation of the facility starting with the southern 18 holes, known as the Lake Course.
Set amid towering Carolina Pines and sandy soils of the famed Pinehurst region of North Carolina, Carolina Trace CC serves as a vibrant, highly active centerpiece amenity to the surrounding development, which, as a whole, is considered one of the Top 100 Master-Planned Communities in America.
“One can imagine how delighted we are that David, our long-time friend and colleague, would even consider allowing us to be a part, albeit a small one, of his vision for the renovation of this storied facility,” said Dr. Christopher M. Hurdzan. “David was our go-to designer for our international projects, in particular, Tallwoods (Australia) and Royal Park (Italy), so to help him with a project stateside is a real treat.”
Paths tend to cross frequently in the golf industry, and this is not the first formal interaction Hurdzan has had with Escalante Golf, who also owns/operates the Raven at Three Peaks (Silverthorne, Colo.), a Hurdzan/Fry creation co-designed with former British Open champion Tom Lehman and widely regarded as one of the finest courses in the Rocky Mountains.
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