Welsh golf architect, Ian Scott-Taylor, has been confirmed to complete an in-depth study on the restoration of the golf course at The Hamlet Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla.—one of the flagship courses designed and built by American golf architect great, “Gentleman Joe Lee”.
Joe Lee (1921 – 2002) designed and renovated more than 250 courses throughout the US over the span of his career and was noted for considering all levels of players in his plans. He designed the 18-hole regulation golf course at The Hamlet Country Club in 1972 and it opened for play in 1973. The course, set inside an exclusive, gated, south Florida neighborhood in Palm Beach County, has undergone some renovations over the years. These past projects, coupled with the impact of repeated hurricanes, have resulted in many holes throughout the course taking a different shape than Joe Lee’s original vision.
Work on the course renovation is to begin May 2008. In addition to the golf course, The Hamlet’s clubhouse is undergoing a complete renovation.