“It is an honor for our golf course to be recognized by the American Society of Golf Course Architects,” said Rob Larkin, Senior Vice President, Private Clubs, for Arcis Golf. “The award represents the level of commitment Arcis Golf has made to the complete transformation of Hunt Valley Country Club
November 16, 2017
Hunt Valley Country Club, an Arcis Golf property in the scenic Maryland countryside, just 22 minutes from downtown Baltimore, has earned the 2017 Design Excellence Recognition from the American Society of Golf Course Architects for its golf course renovation, completed this past spring.
The course renovation was part of a complete transformation of Hunt Valley Country Club, which has undergone a $2.5-million revitalization since Arcis Golf assumed ownership in 2014.
The Hunt Valley project, led by architect Jason Straka of Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, created more enhanced shot values while improving the playability of the routings. The strategic removal of select trees opened vistas on numerous holes, while bunkers were refashioned, made deeper, and given high, white-sand faces.
Part of a family-centric community that was once known for historic horse farms, Hunt Valley Country Club remains the region’s premier golf experience. The club’s redesigned 18-hole layout – The Valley —meanders through rolling hills and picturesque valleys. Thick stands of mature trees frame bentgrass fairways and generous greens, along with numerous streams and other water features add to the golf course’s scenic beauty.
Along with a redesign of the course, which was originally laid out in the late 1960s, a new two-tier practice range was created with hitting surfaces of both grass and artificial turf.
Another part of the transformation of…