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Restoration

Pasatiempo has contracted Tom Doak (Renaissance Golf Design) to create a master plan for the Preservation and Enhancement of Alister MacKenzie’s Pasatiempo Golf Course. See the links below for pages with before, after, and historical photos. From Doak’s master plan:

“Before we dare make any suggestion on the design of Pasatiempo we must first recognize that it is a special place with a unique history. Pasatiempo is ranked among the 100 Greatest Courses in America, but its significance outweighs even that lofty status. Whereas MacKenzie never saw the finished versions of Augusta National, Royal Melbourne, or Crystal Downs, he lived the last four years of his life at Pasatiempo. Nor can the contribution of Pasatiempo’s founder, Miss Marion Hollins, (and a champion golfer herself) be understated, having his respect and attention as a keen observer of golf course design.”
“With a course of such historic significance and recognized quality of design, our mission in formulating a master plan is simple: to preserve the MacKenzie legacy as well as possible, considering the modern realities of golf. Our guiding principles have been, first, to add nothing foreign to the original design, and, second, to enhance the ‘pleasurable excitement’ that the architect sought to provide.”

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