Coore and Crenshaw, Inc. Project History

Coore & Crenshaw was formed in 1986. Jobs by Coore & Crenshaw in the late 1980's included renovation work at Houston Country Club and Prairie Dunes Country Club in Hutchinson, Kansas. In 1991 they completed 18 holes at the Barton Creek Club in Austin, Texas and The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii, which has been the site of the PGA Tour's Mercedes Championship since 1999.

In 1992, Coore & Crenshaw, Inc. completed a nine-hole addition at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a complete restoration of Brook Hollow Golf Club in Dallas Texas. Other restoration projects by Coore & Crenshaw include the Arlington course at Hot Springs Country Club in Hot Springs, Arkansas (1994), Lakewood Country Club in Dallas, Texas (1993-1995), Shady Oaks Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas (1995) and Onion Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas (1996-1997).

In June, 1995 Coore & Crenshaw opened their most ambitious project, the Sand Hills Golf Club near Mullen, Nebraska. Built among the dunes of Nebraska, the property is very reminiscent of land in Scotland or the Australian coastline. Built at a cost of only $1.2 million, the Sand Hills was named best new private course for 1995 by GOLF DIGEST. The Sand Hills has consistently been rated #1 on the GOLFWEEK list of best courses built since 1960.  Six additional C&C designs are currently on the list.

Following work at the Sand Hills, Coore & Crenshaw made the decision to eliminate restoration work and to concentrate on new construction projects.  Work through the end of the 90's included a nine-hole addition at Onion Creek in Austin, Texas, Klub Rimba Irian in Indonesia, Cuscowilla Golf Club on Lake Oconee in Georgia, 36 holes at Talking Stick in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Warren Course at Notre Dame and East Hampton Golf Club.

The company philosophy of Coore & Crenshaw is to work on a maximum of two projects at any time, giving their clients the most of their time and attention. While this limits the number of projects in the company portfolio, it allows the partners to choose the best sites that lend themselves to classic design, requiring a minimum amount of dirt to be moved.

Completed projects by Coore & Crenshaw since 2000 include Friar's Head Golf Club on Long Island, Austin Golf Club, Chechessee Creek Golf Club on Spring Island, Hidden Creek Golf Club near Atlantic City, Bandon Trails in Oregon and Old Sandwich Golf Club near Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Projects recently completed  include Colorado Golf Club in Parker, Colorado and  We-Ko-Pa in Scottsdale, Arizona.  The company is also under contract to do several other projects into 2007 & 2008. (See list below)

The staff and crew of Coore & Crenshaw has remained principally the same for the last 20 years.  Bill Coore, who lives in Scottsdale and Ben Crenshaw, who lives in Austin, believe in limiting the company work load in order to give each project as much attention as necessary.  Scott Sayers, the business manager, handles scheduling, contract work and job screening at the offices in Austin, Texas.  Dave Axland is head project coordinator and travels to various jobs under construction to coordinate the crew and monitor progress.  Jeff Bradley, is the company bunker specialist.  Other key company associates include Jimbo Wright, James Duncan, Dave Zinkand, Toby Cobb, Keith Rhebb, Quinn Thompson, Jim Craig, and Dan Proctor.  Support staff at the offices include Deena Zimmerhanzel and Janet Miller.

Coore & Crenshaw, Inc. Project History:

New Courses:

The Plantation Club, Kapalua (18 holes; opened 1991); Maui, Hawaii

Barton Creek Club (18 holes; opened 1991); Austin, Texas

Sand Hills Golf Club (18 holes; opened June 1995); Mullen, Nebraska

Klub Rimba Irian (18 holes; opened l996); Kuala Kencana, Indonesia

Cuscowilla Golf Club (18 holes; opened l997) Lake Oconee, Georgia

Talking Stick (36 holes; opened l997) Scottsdale, Arizona

The Warren Golf Course at The University of Notre Dame (l8 holes; opened 2000); South Bend, Indiana

East Hampton Golf Club (18 holes; opened 2000); East Hampton, New York

Austin Golf Club (18 holes + Par 3 course; opened 2000); Austin, Texas

Chechessee Creek (18 holes; opened 2000); Spring Island, South Carolina

Friar's Head (18 holes + Par 3 course; opened 2002); Long Island, New York

Hidden Creek (18 holes; opened 2002); Atlantic City, New Jersey

Old Sandwich (18 holes; opened 2004); Plymouth, Massachusetts

Bandon Trails (18 holes; opened 2005); Bandon, Oregon

Colorado Golf Club (18 holes + Par 3 course; opened 2007) Parker, Colorado

We-Ko-Pa (18 holes; opened 2006) Scottsdale, Arizona

Sugarloaf Mountain (18 holes; opened  Jan. 2008) Orlando, Florida

Clear Creek Tahoe;  Lake Tahoe, Nevada

9 Hole Additions

Southern Hills Country Club (9 holes; opened 1992); Tulsa, Oklahoma

Onion Creek Country Club (9 hole addition opened 1996); Austin, Texas


Houston Country Club (master renovation) 1986; Houston, Texas

Prairie Dunes (green renovation) 1986, 2004; Hutchinson, Kansas

Brook Hollow Golf Club (master renovation; opened Oct. 1993); Dallas, Texas

Lakewood Country Club ( renovation; l993,l995,2003); Dallas, Texas

Riviera Country Club (green/bunker renovation; complete Aug. 1993); Pacific Palisades, California

Onion Creek Country Club (renovation; 1996)

Hot Springs Country Club (Arlington Course, restoration; l995)

Shady Oaks Country Club (renovation; 1995)

Wykagyl Country Club (renovation; 2006)

In Planning or Under Construction

The Lost Farm at Barnbougle (under construction) Tasmania, Australia

Pinehurst; The Dormie Club (18 holes, Private, under construction) North Carolina

Bill Coore Projects:

Waterwood National Country Club and Resort (with Pete and Roy Dye); Waterwood, Texas

Rockport Country Club (18 Holes); Rockport, Texas

Kings Crossing Golf and Country Club (18 holes); Corpus Christi, Texas

Golf du Medoc: The Chateau Course; Bordeaux, France

Denver Country Club (master renovation project); Denver, Colorado

Projects Bill Coore was associated with while employed by Pete Dye and Associates

The Cardinal Club; Greensboro, North Carolina

John's Island Club: North Course; Vero Beach, Florida

Kingsmill Country Club; Williamsburg, Virginia

Country Club of Montreal (re-design and construction); Montreal, Canada

Ben Crenshaw Projects:

Sports Club at Las Colinas: TPC Course (consultant); Irving, Texas

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