Love Design to take on
Davis Love III has signed on to design
a new golf course for the University of
Love Golf Design, headed by the
longtime PGA Tour star and his brother
Mark, will direct the project, which will
include construction of a short course and
a putting course.
Love’s 18-hole layout will replace
Birdwood Golf Course, a 33-year-old
track that no longer challenges elite
collegiate golfers. ;e makeover is part of a
multiyear improvement plan that involves
Boar’s Head Resort and the University of
Virginia golf team’s facilities.
“A planned expansion of the Boar’s
Head Resort’s tennis facilities will
encroach on Birdwood’s third and fourth
holes,” explained Pat Hogan, university
executive vice president and chief
operating o;cer. “;at eventuality,
paired with millions of dollars in
deferred maintenance needs on the
course, prompted the foundation to
think more broadly.”
Birdwood is home to the
university’s men’s and women’s golf
teams and is open to the public.
Hogan said the foundation owns
property behind Boar’s Head resort,
where new holes and golf facilities
will be added.
;e Love team, led by architect Scot
Sherman, expects the new design to
be ;nalized this fall. ;e foundation
has begun a fundraising campaign to
pay for the construction.
in works for
;e city of Phoenix,
uniting to create a
and upgraded practice facilities at
Papago Golf Course.
;e additions will include a
clubhouse restaurant and bar, an
exclusive practice facility for the
university’s golf teams, improvements
to the venue’s public practice facilities
and a new entrance to the course o;
;e clubhouse is expected to
be completed in the spring. ;e
other elements are scheduled for
completion next fall.
;e Arizona Community
Golf Foundation is a nonpro;t
organization created to revitalize
Papago Golf Course and to advocate
for public golf in Arizona.
Funding for the clubhouse was
provided by the Lou and Evelyn
Grubb Foundation. ASU’s practice
facility will be paid for by ASU and
the ASU Foundation.
Papago Golf Course will remain
open during the construction project.
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