Bonnevillers, it’s time to have a closer look at the world’s greatest golf course.
The first BonneVILLE golf course atlases, designed by renowned landscape architect David Fema, is slated to be published this fall and the entire Atlas of Golf atlas will be available in 2018.
The Atlas of golf is the most comprehensive and up-to-date guide to golf courses in the United States and the world.
“There are a lot of people who have been trying to make the golf courses they love look like they’re from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, but we’ve been able to put together a really comprehensive map of golf course design that is now being released to the public,” said Fema.
Fema and his team spent more than a year working with several leading architects and designers, including architect Michael Siegel, the design team behind the New York City skyscraper the Empire State Building, and landscape architect John Hessel.
Fems and his staff were also able to design the course from scratch in collaboration with the Golf Course Institute, which has since become a professional association of designers and architects in the U.S. and around the world, as well as a global association of architects and landscape architects.
“The Atlas of the Golf atlased by Fema is the first and most comprehensive, detailed and up to date golf course map of the United Kingdom,” said John Hetherington, chair of the board of directors of the Atlas of American Golf.
“We’ve been trying for a long time to bring together the design community, and now this is finally happening.”
The Atlas is the latest installment in the series of Atlas of European Golf, which includes the Atlas for American Golf and the Atlas Golf Designers’ Atlas.
The project, which is part of the BGC’s Sustainable Golf Series, was funded by the National Golf Foundation and the U-M Foundation.
The completed Atlas is designed to provide a comprehensive and complete look at golf courses throughout the United State, as they relate to environmental impact, landscape and social justice.
“This project represents a tremendous investment in the future of our country’s golf facilities, the development of green golf courses, and the continued sustainability of our green economy,” said Bob Hester, executive director of the Green & Eco Golf Foundation, which funds the Atlas.
“I can’t think of a better place to have this happen than at the Bonnevilles,” said Tom Durner, president of the Bonnies Golf Club.
“It’s really exciting to see how this great design project will continue to inspire the world and provide a global resource to guide the golf industry in the years to come.”
The development of this incredible and comprehensive Atlas of United States Golf courses will be made possible by the support of the U, M, Golf Course Advisory Council, the United Kennesaw State Golf Commission, and other golf facilities.
“Fema’s design is absolutely spectacular,” said Durnor.
“A great example of the kind of landscape design that should be part of every major golf course in America.”
The first edition of the map is set to be available for purchase beginning this fall.
The full Atlas of Great American Golf is scheduled to be complete by 2018, with a full-color digital version to be made available this fall, with an online version planned for 2018.
This will be the first Atlas of any kind for the United states and the United kingdom.
The Bonnville Golf course at least is the biggest of its kind, and with more than 3,000 holes and an elevation gain of more than 300 feet, it has more than enough elevation for most of the best golfers.
The golf course’s original design included several holes that were too narrow, so the team added a large stone wall at the bottom of the fairway that was built to accommodate a golfer who needed to use the hole.
The new design features a new hole that is almost twice the width, and a more traditional hole that allows for more vertical clearance and a higher vertical wall that was added to keep a golmer safe from falling.
A new tee, with the word “bonneville” embossed in gold, is also part of this year’s design.
Femas and his design team are planning to continue to update the Atlas as new information comes in.
FEMAS’ website: www.femas.com The Atlas has received a number of awards including the Architectural Heritage Award for its architectural style, and it has been honored by the U of M Golf Course Association.
The team is also working on other projects, including a partnership with the World Golf Association and the British Golf Association.
“Our mission is to provide our members with the best in design and construction,” said Hester.
“Through the work we are doing, our customers can see the same type of beautiful and unique designs as we do.”