NORMAN, Oklahoma – Tripp Davis and Associates (TDA) has announced its renovation plans for Ridgewood Country Club in Waco, Texas. The rolling, wooded land overlooking Lake Waco first opened for play in 1947 and was designed by native Texas golf course architect Ralph Plummer.
Davis’s focus will be on renovating tees, bunkers and greens while preserving the historic value of the course.
Club General Manager Bill Horton commented, “I have been thoroughly impressed with the detailed preparation and process that Tripp and his team have provided our club and its membership. The golf course is a bit sacred to many here at Ridgewood, thus handing it over to someone else takes some trust. There is a reason why TDA is considered one of the best architects in the business, and I believe it is trust. We can’t wait to play on it.”
“Construction started right after the first of the year and TDA shaper Jason Gold is on the ground working with builder Fleetwood Construction to start our redesign of the greens and bunkers, inspired by the style of the original golf architect, Ralph Plummer,” said Davis.
“We renovated, and in part, restored Preston Trail in Dallas 15 years ago, which is also a Plummer original and I really appreciate his strategic approach and simple but elegant style. We also are repositioning tees to create a more enjoyable and interesting course for all players, redesigning the driving range, and making a significant change to hole No. 9.
“The course sits on an amazing piece of land and we will be working hard to keep the natural movement while giving the course more of a classic style and strategy to serve the members at Ridgewood for decades to come.”
Ridgewood C.C. has an anticipated reopening date of late October 2023.