McNeil directing First Links Projects in New Jersey, Connecticut and Rhode Island

Tashua Knolls Golf Course in Trumbull, Connecticut and Flanders Valley Golf Course in Flanders, New Jersey have been awarded First Links grants from the grow the game initiative teaming the American Society of Golf Course Architects with the PGA of America.

Following a fruitful analysis of the North Kingstown Golf Course in North Kingstown, RI where a new tee program, short course and improved driving range ideas were delivered, Robert McNeil, ASGCA will be working with Tashua Knolls a 1971 design by Al Zikorus and Flanders Valley a busy Morris County New Jersey property with 36 holes designed by Hal Purdy in the early 1960’s, assessing elements within their properties that will improve the player experience and provide inviting elements to new golfers. The analysis includes exploring the overall playability of the golf course and opportunities to create forward and alternate tees, reviewing improvements and expansion of the existing practice amenities, pace of play issues including bunkering, playing corridor width, trees and mow lines.

Interested Clubs can apply for a First Links Grant at the American Society of Golf Course Architects website at the link:

About the Northeast Golf Company: The Northeast Golf Company was established in 1996 to provide clients with visionary design leadership and creativity. To be the best requires focus on the business objectives of each client by providing a creative and strategic plan that responds to the inherent nature of the land, the players served and the project budget.

Robert McNeil, ASGCA provides creative direction while bringing together the necessary expertise and overseeing every aspect of a golf course project to ensure that the vision becomes reality.

The McNeil Design Collaborative design/build team approach combines years of experience in successful design, construction and project management. Through MDC Global we strive to embrace the many cultures of the world and build this uniqueness into our designs.

"We take pride in developing relationships that are productive, long lasting and most of all fun, much like the courses we design." Robert McNeil

Contact: Robert McNeil, ASGCA, Principal Golf Course Architect,
The Northeast Golf Company
(401)-667-4994 in Saunderstown, RI
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