Duininck Golf teams up with Tyler Rae, Golf Architect on Donald Ross course at Northmoor Country Club
CHICAGO, Illinois – Northmoor Country Club – Chicago’s portfolio of prestigious private clubs designed by legendary architects includes the 27-hole Donald Ross designed Northmoor Country Club, where Duininck Golf and Tyler Rae Golf Design are joining forces to remodel the White Nine.
Northmoor’s primary project goals are to solve drainage issues and raise the elevations of portions of the White Nine course, especially in the flood-prone areas. Rae’s plan to address these issues require strategic realignments of several playing corridors, leading to a completely revamped routing of the White Nine. “We really get to highlight some of the (previously hidden) ridges and rolls of the land,” Tyler says. “We’ll shine a new light on the White Nine that will elevate it’s caliber to the level of the Blue and Red courses.”
Tyler Rae brings an energy and “hands on” efficiency to his work, something Duininck Project Manager Paul Deis greatly appreciates. “Tyler is fun to work with and always incorporates a unique artistry in his design that leaves his clients with visually appealing and strategically enhanced golf holes. We, like Tyler, care about our clients and want to make sure they get what they want on every level.” To that point, Tyler will be personally shaping the greens on the White Course, something Northmoor’s Project Coordinator, Brian Chasensky says was key to his hiring. “His greens and the new water features will give us a completely new, challenging, fun and fair golf course that lives up to the expectations of the club.”
“We’ve worked together extensively over the years,” Tyler says, “and that relationship paired with Duininck’s expertise and professionalism always produces a final product I am proud of.” Northmoor’s ownership has been greatly impressed with the collaborative chemistry, something Brian felt merited specific mention. “From day one it seemed like we had all been working together for months. Everyone and I at Northmoor are thrilled to have such talented and organized professionals here for this project.”
Northmoor’s membership will soon benefit from these complementary partnerships, receiving a course that not only resolves major issues, but is creatively enhanced to elevate the visual appeal, strategy, and maintainability of the White nine. “The course will play like its brand new, but look like it’s been here for 100 years,” says Brian. “Which is exactly what we want.”
About Duininck Golf
Duininck Golf is part of the Duininck Companies established in 1926 based in Prinsburg, MN. A member of the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), Duininck Golf has completed new course, renovation and irrigation installation projects throughout the United States working alongside many well-known golf course architects, many who are members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). With offices in Minnesota, Texas and Georgia, Duininck Golf has the resources and regional expertise to provide uncompromised service and attention to detail to its clients.