Project Managers for the Fazio redesign and clubhouse improvements
As project managers we provided continual support on site representing the club regarding all construction and design related activities. Ran weekly meeting with committee to prioritize and manage progress and issues. We provided all factual data driven assessments of budget and schedule progress.
We oversaw civil engineering, utilities, environmental and water solutions. We created value engineering opportunities to improve quality, budget and schedule.
There were many changes from the initial plans and yet River Oaks reopend in the fall as planned on budget and with improvements to the members delights.
The fourth hole at the redesigned River Oaks Country Club.
The Fazio Design's as-built rendering for the golf course.
The John F. Staub designed clubhouse sits at the end of River Oaks Blvd.
Junior golf camps have a lot more room and fun now.
Mr. Bendy and Mr. Fazio
A view of the new 12th approach shot.
The ROCC crew was integral to the redesign of the course and facilities.
The new practice holes, up to 7, were a significant addition.
Kids camps on the far end of the range can learn in a less formal setting.
The first view of the new practice area.
A 7 hole short course can be played, or the daily configuration of practice greens with a 4 hole loop.
Looking from near the 16th tee on the new 6 acre practice area.
It is a very attractive and high performing area suitable for lots of play and the membership.
The range expansion was one of drivers for the project. Very clean looking mat system too.
This Live Oak tree was relocated in the ideal location.
View from the far end of the range. New netting protecting the service road also.
Lots of details go into every station.
Satellite view of the new putting green, event lawn, tunnel locations, pro shop + grill, and back patio areas.
The event lawn is used frequently and has a SubAir system to maximize usage.
Here's the event lawn for the grand reopening party.
The new structure houses the new pro shop and casual grill.
Moving the tunnel entrance made room for the expanded east patio.
The west patio was expanded even more by relocating the cart tunnel.
The pro shop takes shape.
Final close out of the grill
Robert McKinney, building architect, and Bryan Bowers, Fazio associate, refine the teaching center location.
Ribbon cutting tee shot
Live Oak relocated behind the first green
View of the 2nd green from the landing area.
Par 3 sixth hole
7th hole bunkering
The par 5 eighth wraps around a low spot
Ninth green in the foreground, the 18th green in the background.
The new 10th
Junior keeping an eye on the Fazio team!
The right side of the 11th was completely covered with trees pre redesign.
Punch list review
A closer look at the right side of the 11th
Holes 12 to 14 were on the undeveloped portion of the property and all brand new.
The forward tee is on a peninsula
Looking back from behind the 12th green.
The 13th is a short two shot hole with a severe drop off to the left.
Looking back on the 13th green.
The new par three 14th is near Buffalo Bayou, but high above the banks.
The last three shot hole, the 15th.
The 16th at dusk
The new 17th
A closer look at the 17th green and the transplanted Pine.
The finishing green and the reconfigured pond to be more in play.
Wayne Massey, Medalist Golf, and Don Mahaffey, project manager team
River Oaks Country Club
Don Mahaffey and I make continual improvements
Mahaffey instituted plans to insure the contractor met quality, quantity and schedule requirements. It is often difficult for a contractor to keep all of those critical factors managed, yet Mahaffey was able to manage in the clients best interests at all times. Many of his programs are what has helped keep the quality of his construction firm, Greenscape Methods, at a similarly demanding level.
Shadowing our environmental consultants and engineers proved to be a valuable resource to ensure all of the project followed all objectives. These experiences have helped shape how we manage future environmental issues and allow us to push back where we understand and can provide specific facts. Memorial Park and Nine Grand have both benefited greatly from these experiences.
Our client wanted his own golf course, just for himself, in the middle of his ranch near the Gulf coast of Texas.
He played almost every day for 10 years.
The very few who got to visit loved it too.
#1 Course in Texas – Golf Magazine
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