Pasatiempo contracted with Tom Doak and Jim Urbina (Renaissance Golf Design) to create a master plan for the Preservation and Enhancement of Alister MacKenzie’s Pasatiempo Golf Course. See the images 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.”
"Pasatiempo Has Been In The Trusted Hands Of Jim Urbina Who Has For Over 20 Years Help Guide And Direct Us In Recapturing The Design Principles Of Alister Mackenzie. Jim Has Been Restoring Pasatiempo Golf Club, First With Renaissance Golf Design And Now Under His Own Design Company Banner. Since 2010, Jim Urbina Golf Design Has Continued That Long-Standing Directive To Ensure That Pasatiempo Stays True To Its Mackenzie Design Principles. He Has Used Old Aerial And Ground Photos As Well As The Writings Of Alister Mackenzie And Marion Hollins To Help Guide His Way. Today, We Continue That Longstanding Relationship With Jim To Help Us In The Preservation Of Dr. Mackenzie’s Last Resting Place, Pasatiempo". Follow Jim And His Work At www.Jimurbinagolf.Com/
The majority of the restoration work was completed in 2007 sans tee boxes. We will complete the restoration in the Fall of 2018, under the guidance of Jim Urbina, by restoring the teeing areas to their natural shape and contour.
The pages below provide before & after photographs of various holes at Pasatiempo Golf Club that have recently or are currently undergoing restoration work prescribed by Tom Doak’s master plan.
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