January 10, 2022

Original article posted on GolfPass.com

Creative approaches to golf course remodeling and authentic restoration efforts continue apace.

Union League National in southern New Jersey represents one of the most comprehensive and transformative golf course renovations in recent years. Courtesy of Fry/Straka Design

Union League National Golf Club

Swainton, N.J.
Architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka have spent the better part of two years totally remaking the landscape at the former Sand Barrens Golf Club in southern New Jersey. Huge expanses of sand and wispy grass call to mind nearby Pine Valley Golf Club, while the dramatic shaping – 600,000 cubic yards’ worth – amid otherwise fairly flat surrounding terrain invoke another masterpiece of Fry’s with former partner Michael Hurdzan: Calusa Pines in Naples, Fla. The three nines here are named after Union generals from the Civil War: Grant, Meade, Sherman. All 27 holes are expected to be open this summer.



View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Union League Golf (@unionleaguegolf)