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First Place – Golf Inc. 2018 Renovation of the Year – Classic

Back to the Future

From restorations of classic designs to makeovers that breathed new life into aging properties, this year’s winners are enjoying a resurgence of interest and attention.

At first glance, Lakeside Golf Club in Burbank, Calif., and The Preserve at Oak Meadows in Addison, Ill., might not seem to have a lot in common.

One’s a high-end private club with a celebrity pedigree. Its members once included Groucho Marx and Bob Hope. The other’s a public couse that a few years ago was on the verge of shutting down because of persistent flooding and a devasting clubhouse fire.

But the two – our first-place finishers in this year’s Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year competition – also share a lot of similarities.



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