The Ashland, Neb. club is collaborating with Clark & Enersen to remodel and redesign the clubhouse, while John LaFoy, who designed the course that opened in 1996, is back to oversee that expansive work. Fairways and landing areas are being widened, all tee boxes and greens are being rebuilt, trees are being thinned out, the irrigation system is being replaced, new bentgrass is being cultivated tee to green and the bunkers are being reworked with tour-quality sand.
Quarry Oaks Golf Club in Ashland, Neb. is closed for the 2023 season for major reconstruction, the Omaha World-Herald reported. Fairways and landing areas are being widened, all tee boxes and greens are being rebuilt, trees are being thinned out to promote air movement and enhance the stately look of the oaks, the irrigation system is being replaced, new bentgrass is being cultivated tee to green and the bunkers are being reworked with tour-quality sand.
The practice range and putting green also are being renovated, the World-Herald reported.
John LaFoy, who designed the course that opened in 1996, is back to oversee the multimillion-dollar work, the World-Herald reported. It will lengthen the course to more than 7,200 yards, while additional tees can make it play shorter.
“We felt the timing was perfect to create a master plan that will enhance the experience both on the golf course and in the clubhouse,” General Manager Joe Sutter said. “Quarry Oaks is already considered one of the top-ranked golf courses in Nebraska, and our intent with these renovations is for it to become one of the finest public golfing facilities in the United States.”
Two new on-course facilities will have restrooms and snack/beverage availability, the World-Herald reported. The clubhouse also is being redesigned and remodeled.
Quarry Oaks is collaborating with Clark & Enersen to remodel and redesign the clubhouse. The primary goal with this project, as with the golf course, is to provide enhanced modern amenities within context of the club’s natural setting.
The new interior design will boast large windows overlooking the 18th hole, new flooring, furniture, and fixtures throughout. The newly remodeled patio will provide multiple shaded spaces for golfers and seating areas with fire pits.
“We are excited to partner with Quarry Oaks on this project to help to modernize the clubhouse and provide new world class amenities for golfers.” said Tim Ripp, a senior principal at Clark & Enersen and director of architecture and construction administration. “Golf is more than a sport; it’s an experience, and we look forward to redesigning this facility to enhance that experience well past the 18th hole.”
The clubhouse remodeling begins in July of 2023 and will remain open for business meetings and other non-golf events, a release stated.
At the Field Club of Omaha, several holes have gotten updated in the past 18 months, the World-Herald reported.
The private club west of downtown built a large practice putting green and four hitting cages — the land-locked course never has had a driving range — on top of the MUD reservoir, the World-Herald reported. It’s led to the reordering of holes.
The front nine now starts with the par-4 on top of the reservoir and continues with the old No. 11, a par-4 with a new green, before returning to No. 3, which has a new back tee that takes the par-5 to nearly 500 yards, the World-Herald reported. The back nine starts with the old No. 1 and No. 2 holes, the latter now framed by four bunkers.
The latest work was reshaping the par-3 14th and par-4 15th holes, the latter having a clean look in the rough between the fairway and a neighboring street, the World-Herald reported.
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