Current Renovations

Longboat Key Club – Longboat Key, Florida – Harbourside GC 


Worthington Country Club – Bonita Springs, FL – a private 18-hole Championship Golf Course which we are doing a total renovation – Summer 2017.

We are making the course more enjoyable for the members, enhanced the green complexes and creating more pinnable areas.

We enlarged, widened and added forward tees.

We regrassed the entire golf course with Celebration fairways, Tifway 419 roughs and green complexes and TifEagle on the putting surfaces for a unique contrast.

A new state of the art 2-wire irrigation system with Toro’s Infinity sprinkler heads.

To keep the bunkers more playable, we are adding state of the art Capillary concrete bunkers to reduce contamination and reduce maintenance costs.

  • Falconhead Golf Club – Austin, TX
  • Olde Hickory – Fort Myers, FL
  • Heritage Oaks – Sarasota, FL
A Sampling of Past Renovations

Guaymaral Golf Course, Course #1 in Bogota, Colombia is an 18 hole private golf course which completed a total course renovation. We renovated Course #1, which hosted the Colombian Open in 2010. They were so pleased with our work that they have hired us to work on Course #2. Guaymaral is Colombia’s most successful golf course with $100,000 initiation fee to join – they have over 2,000 members.

Fiddlesticks “In the early eighties Ron Garl designed two golf courses at Fiddlesticks, the Long Mean, which is our signature course and the Wee Friendly. In 2005 Fiddlesticks embarked upon renovating the Long Mean. It was our pleasure to be able to once again work with Ron on this renovation. Our membership is thrilled with the results Ron has again achieved with our golf course.”
Winner of the Heritage Award for “Best Renovated Golf Course in the U.S.” presented at the Golf Industry Show in Anaheim, CA.
– J. Greg Pick, CCM
General Manager & Executive Vice President

Chiangmai-Alpine Golf Course in Chiangmai, Thailand is an 18-hole golf course, which underwent a major renovation to create a world class golf course for the new 5-star hotel. This beautiful setting in the mountains is enhanced by new holes, which feature major lakes, including island greens with a backdrop of the adjacent mountains. Beautiful creeks meander thru the course adding mystery and strategy to this enchanting golf course. Thailand’s history, traditions and mystery are all part of this unique design that will be a must play for visitors to this part of the world known as the Golden Triangle. visit website

Bradenton Country Club “Ron’ s renovation of our golf course is nothing less than spectacular. Our members and guests have nothing but praise for the course and we now pride ourselves on having one of the most beautiful courses on Florida’ s West Coast.”
– Jim Brand, CCM
General Manager

The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club “Our renovation has been an absolute success. Our membership was full on opening day and there is a one year waiting list for new members. The Ron Garl Team did an outstanding job.”
– Randy Mosley
Director of Golf

Lakewood Golf Club in New Orleans, LA – Rebirth of a Legend! After Hurricane Katrina, Ron Garl renovated this historic golf course, which has hosted 26 PGA New Orleans Opens, with such famous winners as Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Lee Trevino and Seve Ballesteros.

Cayo Largo , in Fajardo, Puerto Rico.

  • Ranked as one of Golf Digest’s Best Courses in 100 Nations
  • Largest marina in the Caribbean
  • 2½ miles of oceanfront
  • Kingsway Country Club – Lake Suzy, Florida
  • Cypress Lake – Ft. Myers, Florida
  • Naples Beach Hotel & Golf Club – Naples, Florida
  • Hole-In-The-Wall – Naples, Florida
  • Wekiva Golf Club – Longwood, Florida
  • Heritage Oaks – Sarasota, Florida
  • Mission Inn Golf Course – Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida
  • Tara Golf & Country Club – Bradenton, FL
  • Sun’n Lake Golf Club – Sebring, FL
  • City of Sebring Municipal GC – Sebring, FL
  • Gator Creek Golf Course – Sarasota, FL
  • The Meadows – Sarasota, Florida
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For his design expertise, Ron has received numerous design accolades throughout his career including being awarded ‘Golf Designer of the Year’ by International Network of Golf. His educational background, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, with a specialization in turf grasses, has made him a leading authority in the golf industry. Ron was chosen to receive the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2003. Read More..