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Hooray for Holywood

12.10am 19th October 2010 - Course Development

Howard Swan on site at Holywood Golf Club with Course Manager Brian Tomlinson.

Swan Golf Designs is reprising its starring role at Holywood Golf Club this autumn; the Practice has returned to the Club to begin the next phase of the course’s renovation which began almost ten years ago.

Overlooking Belfast Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland, the 18 hole parkland course has seen considerable improvements in recent years under the direction of Swan Golf Designs. Now the Club, which is the golfing home of the young superstar Rory McIlroy, has invited SGD back to update the remainder of the course. This will involve the redesign of bunkers on the remaining nine holes and the complete redesign of the tenth.

The project at Holywood complements SGD’s work at clubs throughout Northern Ireland, most notably at Clandeboye, Massereene, County Armagh, Shandon Park and Donaghadee, where the development of the junior academy was recently nominated for a Project of the Year Award.

William Swan adds: “Keeping ahead of the game is of vital importance to the success of any club. We are delighted to be continuing our renovation work at Holywood and are pleased that the Club has taken the decision to invest in improving their course with the guidance and ongoing involvement of SGD as professional architects.

Holywood started with an audit of their course, where its design, performance and condition was assessed. From this initial exercise undertaken at modest cost, the Club has seen undoubted improvements which have been appreciated by all.”

Swan Golf Designs’ renovation project at Holywood is due to continue for the next three years to a conclusion in 2013.

Swan Golf Designs

Holywood Golf Club

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