by Forrest Richardson, Golf Course Architect Originally appeared in The Golf, the Journal of the Golf Heritage Society and the Society of Hickory Golfers (2021) One of my fondest memories visiting Disneyland as a kid was the “Great Carousel of Progress” — a revolving stage originally created by General Electric and Disney for the 1964 New York World’s Fair. Each audience remained in one of six theatres as the show rotated to scenes with animatronic characters showcasing a family enjoying their homelife. The scenes began from the beginning of the industrial revolution to a futuristic rendition of what life might be like [...]
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Several years ago, a friend of mine, Michael Cronan, began a talk to a group of architects and designers by discussing what he referred to as the scale of design. Cronan began by asking the audience to imagine a horizontal scale where there is a far left end and a far right end. From this point, he began to describe the primary design disciplines and, in relation to the scale, how each is approached. “At the very left side of the scale,” he began, “you have fashion design, for it occurs mostly at the same scale of the finished product; [...]
Golf Course Architect Forrest Richardson, together with Design Partner Jeff Danner, have announced publication of their new co-authored book, The Sustainable Sport — How Golf’s Five Million Acres Benefit the Planet. The title, to be release in mid-2023, is an in-depth look at the game of golf with a perspective on sustainability.
Golf Course Architect Forrest Richardson has returned to Park City, Utah to fulfill his short course design for the acclaimed private community, Promontory Club, developed by Phoenix-based Pivotal Group and developer Francis Najafi. Originally conceived several years ago as part of Promontory’s private golf offerings, the new 18-hole, all par-3 course is planned to debut in Summer of 2023. It will take its place accompanying the Dye Canyon and Nicklaus Painted Valley Courses at the award-winning mile high community.
Richardson | Danner has broken ground on bunker work at Anchorage Golf Club, Golfweek's top ranked course in Alaska. The work follows several years of master planning and greens work at the 30-year-old public facility, originally designed for the Municipality of Anchorage. Hole No. 3 Conceptual Image ANCHORAGE, Alaska (July 26, 2021) — Richardson | Danner has broken ground on bunker work at Anchorage Golf Club, Golfweek's top ranked course in Alaska. The work follows several years of master planning and greens work at the 30-year-old public facility, originally designed for the Municipality of Anchorage. In 2021 the USGA announced [...]
March 29th, 2022 (Hyderabad, India) — Following a comprehensive selection process and, the Hyderabad Golf Association in Telangana, India has appointed U.S. based Golf Group Ltd. to take Hyderabad Golf Club forward in planning and implementing a full-course improvement program. Among the priorities are to design and integrate new state-of-the-art practice facilities and an academy that will help grow the game and provide opportunities to train golfers coming out of Hyderabad for competitive competition. “Our mission is to bring international exposure to the City of Hyderabad,” says Hyderabad Golf Association’s President, Dayakar Reddy. “We are looking to the future to [...]
Newly formed team of Forrest Richardson and Jeff Danner have been appointed to lead an ambitious renovation of Druids Glen Golf Club located just south of Seattle, Washington COVINGTON, Wash. - July 10, 2021 -- The newly formed Richardson | Danner Golf Course Architects have been appointed to lead an ambitious renovation of Druids Glen Golf Club located just south of Seattle, Washington. The project will focus on a bunker renovation, turf reduction, irrigation enhancements and the addition of forward tees. Parks Legacy Project, based in Phoenix, Arizona, acquired the course in 2019 as part of its growing portfolio of courses along [...]
Forrest Richardson Golf Course Architects to Create Golf Entertainment Center for Shingle Springs Tribal Community
Planning underway for new California facility to introduce golf to new players and cater to the golf enthusiast El Dorado Hills, Calif. (July 18, 2022) — The Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, through their Acorn Development Corporation, have selected Forrest Richardson Golf Course Architects to create a 9-hole par-3 course and golf entertainment center to serve the Shingle Springs Tribal Community and area visitors. The development is planned on 34 acres of trust land located on Highway 50 south of the Tribe's Red Hawk Casino, about 20 miles east of Sacramento, California. Plans call for a golf driving range [...]
Two veteran designers have come together with a unique, shared vision for creating golf courses. PHOENIX, AZ - April 2021 After 32 years, Forrest Richardson has had enough. No, the current president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects isn’t giving up his design practice. He’s merely bidding adieu to life as a sole practitioner. Richardson is pleased to announce that Jeffrey A. Danner, ASGCA, MEIGCA, ASLA has joined the firm and will serve as Senior Golf Course Architect. Known for decades as Forrest Richardson & Associates, the firm will transition to Richardson | Danner Golf Course Architects. The [...]
Buckeye, Arizona USA — October 28th, 2019 Describing it as “an amazing site,” golf course architect Forrest Richardson confirms his new 12-hole, all par-3, design will move forward in the desert southwest of Phoenix, Arizona. The course, dubbed ‘On the Rocks’ as a working title, will be built as part of a luxury recreational vehicle park approved in Buckeye, Arizona. The developer, RV Park and Campground Investors LLC, has planned the park with 800 spaces to serve the growing economy of high-end motorhome and travel trailer owners who migrate south to Arizona each winter, taking advantage of the state’s [...]