Benkusky Lands Two on Digest’s ‘Best New’ List

Two of golf course architect Michael Benkusky’s designs were selected near the very top of the annual Golf Digest Best New Course Lists for 2005. The facilities, Canyata and Mattaponi Springs, were chosen second in the ‘Best New Private’ and ‘Best New Upscale Public’ rankings respectively. Benkusky was the lead designer of each course while a senior project architect with Lohmann Golf Designs.

Benkusky began his new firm, Michael J. Benkusky, Inc. - Golf Course Architecture, in January 2005. He leads his firm with over 17 years of experience and a resume that includes 15 new course designs. In addition to new designs, Benkusky has directed remodeling projects and restorations on more than 50 courses across the country including courses originally laid out by Donald Ross, Perry Maxwell, Seth Raynor, Tom Bendelow, Colt & Allison, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye.

For more information about Michael J. Benkusky Golf Course Architecture, visit To find out more about the Golf Digest rankings and the award-winning facilities, visit

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