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Schmidt-Curley Design wins ‘Best Golf Course Architect’ award at APGS

7.43am 7th November 2011 - Exhibitions & Conferences

Mission Hills Hainan (Blackstone Course, Hole #15)

Schmidt-Curley Design — one of the world’s most active and innovative golf-course design firms — was honored as Asian Golf Monthly’s “Best Golf Course Architect” at the 2011 Asia Pacific Golf Summit.

After four consecutive years of top-three finishes, Schmidt-Curley topped the category for the first time. Co-founded by Pete Dye protégés Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, the firm has been at the forefront ofAsia’s golf industry for almost two decades.

“We’re honored to be ranked Asia-Pacific’s No. 1 design firm by Asian Golf Monthly,” says Curley. “It’s a testament to the skills and tireless dedication of team members in the Haikou, Kunming and Scottsdale offices. Without their outstanding contributions and commitment, we couldn’t have achieved this milestone.”

Accolades for courses at Mission Hills Hainan, Stone Forest International C.C. and Siam C.C. cemented Schmidt-Curley’s stellar showing.

Mission Hills Hainan’s Blackstone Course, site of this month’s Omega Mission Hills World Cup, was ranked the “Best Course inChina” and No. 3 championship course in the Asia-Pacific region. The entire, newly opened 10-course facility — master planned and designed by Schmidt-Curley — was named Asia-Pacific’s No. 2 golf resort.

Stone Forest International was first runner-up inChina’s “Best New” category, while the Plantation Course at Siam C.C. won acclaim as Asia-Pacific’s “Best Conditioned Course.”

“With our fully-staffed, state-of-the-art Asia offices, in-house design talent, Green Dynasty construction management arm and tight network of industry connections, we’re uniquely positioned to deliver on-time and under-budget service of the highest quality,” states Schmidt.

Schmidt-Curley Design


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