Hi Adam and Ira,
Thanks for your kinds words and interest in our course. CDP has designed a master plan and the club will present it to the membership in June. I'm not quite sure when it will come to a vote.
I think it would be quite exciting for the club to restore the lost Colt 15th and 16th holes. It would have tremendous historical significance. The holes would be fun to play. Not only would building those holes complete Colt's original plan, but it would make room for a much better practice facility.
In the last 20 years, clubs across the country have restored their courses, and faced the same objections. "The course will become too easy." Or, "too hard." We don't want to lose any trees." "We like it the way it is."
Perhaps after the end of WW2, when people everywhere wanted to forget the past, our membership lost sight of the treasure designed for us 110 years ago by Harry Colt, Donald Ross, William Langford, and H.H. Barker. I hope that they will realize the golf course we have stewardship over is as rare as Wrigley Field. I hope we will think of ourselves as custodians and show the same courage and foresight as our founders by taking proper care of what they bequeathed to us.