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Current Master Planning

The Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst NC
Dogwood Course, 1963 Ellis Maples Design
Cardinal Course, 2001 Arthur Hills Remodel


Memphis Country Club, Memphis TN
1915 Donald Ross


Blowing Rock CC, Blowing Rock NC
1923 Seth Raynor / Donald Ross


Current Work in Progress:

Quixote Club

Spence Golf Design broke ground January 2020 on the new Quixote Club golf course project in Sumter SC. Quixote Club will be a dramatic redesign of the former Sunset Country Club property which originated as a 9 hole private country club in the early 1920s. Believed to have been designed by Donald Ross, and bearing many of his trademark fill pad greens, the new Quixote Club will not be a restoration in any sense. Quixote will be an original course by Spence Golf with consultation by Nicklaus II of Nicklaus Design. We will implement old school philosophies throughout the property and draw inspiration from the designers from the Golden Era of design. Quixote will be unique in many ways and certainly to central South Carolina. Greens and teeing areas will be just steps away surrounded by closely mown chipping areas, swales and undulated ground. Fairways will have ample width in the landing area and will be bordered by natural sandy ground and intermittent native grasses. One of the most dominant features of the course will be natural sand scaping used as crossing hazards and dramatic visual contrast. The Spence Golf team will provide lead architectural services and construction of the new $5.6 million facility. Kris is personally shaping the course along with associate designer/shaper Jim Harbin.


Quixote is just one part of a much larger effort by Owner Greg Thompson to connect, inspire and change lives through golf. I am very excited to be a part of something that I believe will be truly special and a full expression of the things I love about golf course design.


The Country Club of North Carolina, Pinehurst NC – Currently renovating all 18 holes on the famed Dogwood course a 1963 Ellis Maples design. The project will included greens renovation from bentgrass to Champion Ultradwarf bermudagrass, a complete redesign of all bunkers, organic removal / sand cap drainage of fairways and tees, Zeon Zoysia surfaces on tees and fairways, a new irrigation system. Nov 2015 thru May 2016


Memphis CC, TN – Restoration and expansion of all greens to original fill pad footprings spring of 2016. Work will include upgrading greenside irrigation to modern standards.


Recently Completed Projects:

Town of Mooresville Golf Course, NC – Design and shaped a new 18 hole golf course for the town during the summer of 2015. The course is located on the site of the last design to come out of the famed office of Donald Ross prior to his death in 1948. 12 new Ross inspired holes were designed, 6 remodeled and a new 10 acre practice complex added. The new course is scheduled to open July 2016.


Camden CC, SC – Restoration of 1939 Ross greens specifications, bunkers and tee expansions / additions.


Rock Hill CC, SC – Restoration of 9 original A. W. Tillinghast holes and remodel of 9 other holes to Tilly motif. The work included mini verde greens, new bunkers, tee renovation and irrigation upgrades around greens.


Jefferson Lakeside CC, Richmond VA – Restoration of 1921 Donald Ross course including greens, greenside irrigation, bunkers and select teeing areas.


Memphis CC, TN – Restoration of bunkers to 1915 Ross specifications, tee renovation all 18 holes.


Brook Valley CC, Greenville NC – Renovation to select greens (#2), select bunkers and practice facility upgrade. Ellis Maples design.