Golf Architect Kyle Franz is no stranger to Pinehurst, having worked extensively with Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw on the famed Pinehurst No. 2 restoration before doing tremendous work at Mid-Pines and Pine Needles.
Back in Pinehurst, Franz has led the redesign – and could also be considered a restoration – to one of the country’s first practice ranges, Maniac Hill. Here, Franz explains why he’s bringing native sandscape and wiregrass from Ross’ era back to Maniac Hill.
We’ll have more from Kyle in the coming days, including his thoughts of what the golfer will experience on Maniac Hill when work is complete in March.