Architect’s Thoughts – Dr. Michael Hurdzan on The Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club

Dr. Michael Hurdzan (Photo: Joe McLean)

Five years ago Dr. Michael Hurdzan of Ohio created a new vision for the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club’s golf course, one in keeping with the design of the historic layout, but modernizing the course for its long term future.

This week the 73 year-old former President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a very attentive spectator at the CP Women’s Open. He is keenly watching as some of the best female players in the world take on his creation.

On Friday morning we sat down with Hurdzan, also the co-designer of the host course for this year’s U.S. Open – Erin Hills, to get his thoughts on how the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club has progressed from his original vision and how he sees it playing for the top LPGA players. He even provided some insight on where spectators should be watching this week for maximum viewing pleasure.

Dr. Michael Hurdzan on the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club Design and the CP Women’s Open