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Here is the renovation plan overlaid on the current course.
I have had the pleasure to make two tours of the ongoing work at Lake Merced Golf Club in Daly City, CA.On Weds. we even got to visit with Gil Hanse as he was on a dozer rough shaping a green.Another golden age gem(1922) within sight of Olympic, SFGC and Harding Park that was impacted by freeway construction in the early/mid 1960's. Thanks to club historian and board member, Mitch Lieber, photography from the early years of the original Willie Locke course have guided Hanse Design in duplicating many original holes and the routing. In a 1933 essay, Mackenzie says he "reconstructed" Lake Merced (and Cal Club) but he did not elaborate as to exactly what he did.Nonetheless, I have played LMGC as a guest for almost 50 years and it was always good and in great condition. IMHO, Gil's work will move the needle from good to great. Construction and seeding scheduled to be complete around Nov. A relocated and beautiful range will be ready for member use before course is ready for play.Visiting golfers from all over will now have to think about 5 courses they want to play before they head to Pebble Beach.Congratulations to the leadership at LMGC for this achievement.