Extensive Remodel Planned for Ford Plantation Course

The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill, Ga., has named MacCurrach Golf Construction to begin a $7 million restoration of its Pete Dye golf course. Pete Dye (the original architect) and Tim Liddy are spearheading the project, which will be one of the most extensive private course restorations in the country.

"This restoration began as an infrastructure project, but we thought it was an ideal time to return The Ford Plantation to the original strategic vision of Mr. Dye," said Liddy.

"While we are repairing the infrastructure, it makes perfect sense to reestablish Mr. Dye's greens, bunkers and fairway contouring in the restoration. I am excited to work alongside Mr. Dye to restore this course."

Restoration work will address and update drainage, irrigation, green construction and bunker construction. "The infrastructure improvements will provide players a more enjoyable and playable surface," said director of golf, C.W. Canfield.

"The architectural enhancements will welcome and visually guide all skill levels around this tremendous layout." Canfield added, "It's not every day that a club is afforded the opportunity to work with Pete Dye - a Hall of Fame architect."

MacCurrach Golf Construction has worked on several Dye-designed courses over the years. The project will begin in October 2013 and is scheduled to be completed by October 2014.

For more information about the Ford Plantation, visit http://fordplantation.com.