GREG MARTIN AWARDED DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD

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BY: RORY SPEARS

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Architect Greg Martin standing at Wilmette Park District Golf Course, wins another Design Excellence Award

The American Society of Golf Course Architects, has selected the Carillon Golf Projects by DRHorton/Cambridge Homes as Design excellence winners.

These projects provide a unique recreational golf amenity for the residents of the Carillon development. The improvements provide valuable functional and environmental benefit for the community, and includes wetland protection and mitigation, stormwater management and open space enhancement. Each of these projects provides a par 3 golf course integrated into residential communities created by DRHorton/Cambridge Homes.

The four projects included Carillon North, Carillon Lakes, Carillon Club and Cambridge Lakes. The improvements included meeting the engineering requirements, and the environmental restrictions.

Carillon North is a 9-hole par 3 course that sits around 7 acres of wetlands and stormwater storage. The Grayslake park District now owns and operates the facility.

The other projects were adjusted to provide 3-hole par 3 courses, to solve recreation and engineering requirements. Carillon Lakes, less stormwater work was done, but stream protection, playability and visibility were needed. Carillon Club required substantial stormwater management. Cambridge Lakes saw the need for wetland avoidance and mitigation.

All the course have large greens,and multiple tee’s that allow for varied play and multiple rounds. Bunkers are located to provide golfers with a challenge, without obstructing green access. In all cases the intent was to create a walkable and enjoyable experience that is accessible for the residents of the community.

Martin Design will be highlighted as an award winner in the quarterly magazine BY DESIGN, that’s produced by the American Society of Golf Course Architects. All 9 award winners will be named. Martin Design was pleased to work with DRHorton/Cambridge Homes on the project.

The Batavia based Martin Design was created in 1991, and was previously named as an award winner for improvements at the city of Aurora Illinois, Phillips Park Golf Course.

Martin Design is currently working on other projects in the Chicago area, for more information on them visit martindesigngolf.com.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.