The Course At Sewanee Named 2013 Golf Magazine 9-Hole Renovation Of The Year

Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Sewanee's new Sewanee Inn and award winning golf course to be opened in April.
Sewanee's new Sewanee Inn and award winning golf course to be opened in April.
- photo by Lawson Whitaker

The Course at Sewanee has been named the 2013 Golf Magazine Nine-Hole U.S. Renovation of the Year. 

Along with the Course at Sewanee, Emerald Dunes Club (Best New Short-Game Practice Facility), Carne Golf Links (Best New International Addition), Evian Resort Golf Club (European Renovation of the Year) and the Dunes Golf and Beach Club (U.S. Classic Course Renovation of the Year) were all honored. 

Architecture and Course Ranking Editor Joe Passov, who writes the magazine's monthly Travelin' Joe section, released his annual What's Old is New feature in the publication's January digital issue. 

The long-time on-campus course began renovations during 2011 Homecoming by world-renowned golf course architect Gil Hanse. Hanse, who earned Golf Magazine's Architect of the Year award in 2009, has designed multiple course around the world including Taconic Golf Club of Williams College, Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, and the Capstone Club at the University of Alabama.

Also, Mr. Hanse was selected to design the golf course for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and the Doral Golf Resort's TPC Blue Monster course in Miami.  

While the original hole routing remains the same, Hanse has reimagined, redesigned and rebuilt almost every other aspect of the course — including all nine green complexes, challenging new bunkers, and a distinct set of alternate tees — while being ever mindful of the delicate ecosystem on the Cumberland Plateau.


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