October 6, 2015

Huntsville, Alabama (October 5, 2015) – The Ledges Country Club in Huntsville, Alabama broke ground last month on their new state-of-the-art short game academy designed by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design.  The club’s ownership and several members are investing in their future as well as fulfilling the needs of their current membership.

We sincerely believe the additional of this short game practice area will promote golf within the club for our youth programs, members and guests – Jim Howell, the club’s Director of Golf Course Operations.

The 1.5 acre facility will feature a 5,500 square foot putting green, large chipping green surrounded by fairway approaches and rough with the ability to practice up to 30-yard shots, and practice sand bunkers and green. The academy will also feature a new private teaching tee on the range and eventually, a new all-weather academy building. Construction is due to be completed in mid-October.



The Ledges is the third ranked golf course in Alabama by Golf Digest®.  It is an 18-hole championship course that sits atop the highest point in Huntsville, Alabama, some 1,000 feet above the city and offers breathtaking views of the Tennessee Valley.

We are honored to design the academy for The Ledges so the club may offer the finest golf experience possible well into the future. – Jason Straka, principal of Fry/Straka


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 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.

For more information, see www.frystraka.com