Pascuzzo & Pate Begin Work on Master Plan at Midland CC

Pascuzzo & Pate Golf Design (2P) has been retained to create a master plan for Midland Country Club in Texas. The firm is comprised of golf architect Damian Pascuzzo and former PGA Tour player, Steve Pate.

Originated in April 1927, the club was located just north of downtown Midland and consisted of a nine-hole course with sand greens. A new golf course was designed by Texas golf architect Ralph Plummer and built on the current site, opening in 1951.

In 1988, the course underwent its first significant renovation and, although turning 60, it's withstood the test of time. With that in mind, Pascuzzo & Pate will maintain the integrity of the parkland character of the layout, while shaping the master plan to address the modern game and needs of the membership.

Pate experienced the Midland Country Club layout under championship conditions in 2010, when he played in the WNB Golf Classic, an annual Nationwide Tour event. Finishing 30th, Pate posted the best birdie-eagle streak in tournament history in the final round, with birdies on the first three holes, followed by an eagle on the par-5 fourth.

The Midland CC assignment adds to Pascuzzo & Pate's project list, which also includes the complete renovation at the famed La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, Calif.; an ongoing tree management and turf reduction program at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach, Calif.; and the second phase of a unique redesign of all 18 "double-green" complexes and additional fairway bunkering at Murasaki Country Club in Chiba, Japan.

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