We’ve got word that the search for a suitable architect to complete the renovation work at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club is getting closer to completion. As we reported back on December 23rd, the historic club is seeking architectural assistance for a possible reworking of their greens as part of a modified long range master plan for the golf course.
The club tendered out the job and received thirteen proposals from some of the best golf course architectural firms in the business.
We have learned that after an internal review the club has narrowed down the candidates to six, each of whom are expected to visit the site between April 15 and May 15. They will then make a presentation to the selection committee on that visit or on a supplementary one.
The short list of the architects reads like this: Ian Andrew – Canada, Doug Carrick – Canada, Mackenzie Ebert – England, Tom Fazio – United States, Hurdzan Fry – United States and Martin Hawtree – England.
The club expects to make a final decision on the successful candidate and related plans by the end of June or early July. Depending on the input of the new architect the plan is to begin replacing or resurfacing the greens on the West Nine of the club by this August.