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Hazeltine National partners with Love Golf Design for master plan ahead of ‘29 Ryder Cup

By |  August 8, 2023 0 Comments

Hazeltine National Golf Club, in Chaska, Minn., recently announced a long-term partnership with Love Golf Design for the purpose of developing a comprehensive master plan ahead of the 2029 Ryder Cup.

The club says the partnership follows a year-long process of exploring, conversing with, and interviewing the country’s leading architects.

“My brother Mark, our architect Scot Sherman, and I are thrilled to be working with Hazeltine National Golf Club to reimagine the golf course and get ready for the 2029 Ryder Cup,” said Davis Love III. “I’ve played major championships here and while serving as the captain of the 2016 Ryder Cup, the support we got from Hazeltine for our Ryder Cup Team was incredible. We’re excited to help Hazeltine move into the next chapter of their major championship life.”

The master plan will identify areas of improvement on the course’s greens, bunkers and fairways. It will also offer infrastructure improvements including routing and irrigation.

“For us to have success in our mission of hosting major championships and delivering exceptional experiences, we need a leading golf course architect to shepherd our master planning process. Selecting the right team was extremely important to the Board and our Architectural Selection Committee,” said Club President Dan Mulheran. Not only were we looking for a partner but also a team who has the right background to ensure our championship course continues to be one of the best in golf.”

Other Love Golf Design courses include Kinderlou Forest GC in Valdosta, Ga., The Love Course at Barefoot Resort in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., and TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., and Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, N.C.

Hazeltine — opened in 1962 — is a Robert Trent Jones design. Over the following two decades, Jones undertook a partial redesign of the course, including rerouting the 16th and 17th holes. The club also saw design input from his son, Rees Jones, through various incarnations of work.

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