Golf News for Monday, February 4, 2013 | Courses

The Ford Plantation contracts with MacCurrach Golf Construction

RICHMOND HILL, Ga. -- The Ford Plantation, one of the nation's leading residential communities and private sporting clubs, names MacCurrach Golf Construction to begin a $7 million restoration of its Pete Dye golf course. Acclaimed architects Pete Dye and Tim Liddy are spearheading the design of the project, which will be one of the most extensive private course restorations in the country.

"This restoration began as an infrastructure project, but we thought it was an ideal time to return The Ford Plantation to the original strategic vision of Mr. Dye," said Golf Architect Tim Liddy. "While we are repairing the infrastructure, it makes perfect sense to reestablish Mr. Dye's greens, bunkers and fairway contouring in the restoration. I am excited to work alongside Mr. Dye to restore this course."

Restoration work will address and correct infrastructure issues on the golf course, including drainage, irrigation, green construction and bunker construction. "The infrastructure improvements will provide players a more enjoyable and playable surface," said C.W. Canfield, The Ford Plantation Director of Golf. "The architectural enhancements will welcome and visually guide all skill levels around this tremendous layout." Canfield added, "It's not every day that a club is afforded the opportunity to work with Pete Dye—a Hall of Fame Architect."

MacCurrach Golf Construction is an industry leader in golf course construction. This is the company's ninth "Pete Dye" project. MacCurrach's successful history of working on Dye courses made the company a clear choice for The Ford Plantation restoration.

The restoration process will begin in October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2014.

About The Ford Plantation
One of the nation's leading residential communities and private sporting clubs, The Ford Plantation features 400 home sites nestled on 1,800 breathtaking acres near Savannah, Ga. Located on the site of a former antebellum rice plantation, this majestic waterfront location once captivated the imagination of automobile magnate Henry Ford, who built a historic winter retreat on this lush property in the 1930s.Today, this gated sporting community features a challenging Pete Dye golf course, an on-site day spa, a deep-water marina, world-class equestrian center, organic garden and state-of-the-art fitness center, as well as more than 10 miles of scenic horse, biking and hiking trails. For additional information about The Ford Plantation, please visit http://fordplantation.com/ or call 912.756.3291.

About MacCurrach Golf Construction
Since 1987 MacCurrach Golf has provided the highest level of service available in the golf course construction industry. More than 100 clubs have placed their trust in MacCurrach Golf. Their hands on management, dedicated leadership and highly skilled staff are committed to each club's success. MacCurrach is a charter member of the Golf Course Builder's Association of America and has been a certified builder since 2002. They are a member of the Donald Ross Society. Their project managers are members of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Golf is their business and their passion.

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