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Aspen Corporation Teams for Success in Golf Inc.’s 2014 Renovation of the Year

- 12/9/2015
 Aspen Corporation Teams for Success in Golf Inc.’s 2014 Renovation of the Year - Daniels WV-based golf construction firm restores historic Country Club of Buffalo course

Daniels, W.Va.—The Country Club of Buffalo, located in Williamsville, N.Y., was awarded First Place for Golf Inc.’s 2014 Renovation of the Year in the category for projects more than $1 million. Daniels, W.Va.-based Aspen Corporation was the golf contractor for the project, which was completed in 2013. The project so impressed the judges that it also won the 2014 Best of Show award.

“This is a great course and is very well-known,” says Aspen Vice President Ronnie Adkins. “We were honored to be chosen to implement the Forse design in order to increase playability for golfers.”

The classic Donald Ross course was originally completed in 1926. Pennsylvania firm Forse Design, Inc. was the architect on the recent project which focused on restoring the 117 Ross bunkers as well as renovate tees, relocate fairways, and execute drainage, irrigation, and tree work.

“Donald Ross was well-known for some really great golf courses,” Adkins explained. “There was a lot of historical record, as far as his notes go ... old maps and things like that and some really old photographs that were used for the renovation.”

Golf. Inc.’s awards committee was particularly impressed with the way the team handled excavating very large rocks that surrounded the bunkers. “We removed some rocks early on in the project,” says Adkins. “But the team was able to avoid additional costs by following the Donald Ross philosophy of working with the land instead of against it.”

Timothy P. Minahan, General Manager & Chief Operating Officer of the Country Club of Buffalo said he was “very thankful that we entrusted our Donald Ross gem to…Aspen Corporation.

“While the quality of the restoration is the ultimate barometer of success, we must also recognize the professionalism of your staff, from their uniforms to their tireless work ethic. Our members often complimented not only what you were doing, but how you were doing it.”

Aspen Corporation has produced other award-winning work over the last several years, including four Golf Course Industry Builders Excellence Awards for its work nationwide.

Aspen has also completed work on several golf courses that regularly host PGA events, including Firestone South, The Greenbrier’s Old White course, and the legendary La Costa Resort & Spa.

For more information on Aspen Corporation, or project photos, contact Ronnie Adkins, radkins@aspen-golf.com . You can also visit Aspen online at www.aspen-golf.com and www.aspen-landscaping.com

Aspen Corporation is one of only 27 certified golf course builders in the world and is also a charter member of the Golf Course Builders Association of America.

In addition to being a full-service golf course construction company, specializing in renovation, restoration, and irrigation, Aspen has two other divisions: Aspen Landscaping, offering local commercial and residential services, and Aspen Reclamation and Environmental Contracting, providing site development for large tracts of land as well as abandoned mine reclamation services, wetland and stream restoration.