July 22, 2014

For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Sally J. Sportsman

Ambiente, hole #12; photo by Dave Sansom

DUBLIN, Ohio (July 22, 2014) – Two Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design principal designed courses (www.frystraka.com) have won an award in Golf Inc.’s 2014 Renovation of the Year Competition, a contest which annually seeks to recognize the best renovation projects of the past year from around the world. Jason Straka, a principal in Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, oversaw both projects, designed on behalf of Hurdzan/Fry Environmental Golf Design.

In the daily/fee public courses category, Camelback Golf Club (Ambiente course), at the historic JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz., won the first-place award. And in the private courses category, Columbia Country Club, in Columbia, Mo., managed by Dallas-based Eagle Golf, won the third-place award.

“It is an extraordinary honor to be recognized for two of our renovation projects in the 2014 Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year competition,” Straka said. “Dedication to client satisfaction is our guiding principle, and these awards affirm our commitment as we strive to design courses and renovations that exceed the expectations at each club.”

Submissions for the Golf Inc. 2014 Renovation Competition were judged on how well the renovations improved the course, based on four primary criteria: routing, playability, maintainability and aesthetics. Entrants were asked to describe how the renovation achieved its purpose through concrete results.

About Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design

Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design is a partnership with worldwide reach in award-winning golf course design. Golf course architects Dana Fry and Jason Straka, having worked together for nearly 20 years, continue to bring their collective design experience, talent and renowned client dedication to their venture.

Although the pair collaborates on all projects, it is not uncommon for the partners to be traveling on opposite sides of the world so they can serve their global clients with ease, efficiency and the utmost in professional dedication. In addition, the company has a diversified staff of associates – speaking a combined six languages – based in Lisbon, Portugal; Milan, Italy; Beijing, China; Porto Alegre, Brazil; and dispersed around the U.S. Thus Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design can service any job, anywhere in the world, with the highest of standards and a consummate commitment to excellence.

Last year, Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design was named the 2013 Golf Course Design Firm of the Year by The Boardroom Magazine, endorsed by the Club Managers Association of America, in its Excellence in Achievement Awards.

For more information, see www.frystraka.com