Awards

Together with vonHagge, Smelek & Baril (vHSB),  Smelek Design (a legacy company of vHSB) has received numerous awards over the past thirty plus years. The most notable of which are featured below:

Smelek Design Awards:

United States:

Pelican Marsh Golf Club – Naples, Florida. Named “2012 International Best Golf Course Renovation Finalist” by Golf, Inc Magazine.

 

von Hagge, Smelek and Baril Awards:

Europe:

Golf International Les Bordes (1987)- One of only two courses in Europe given a 5-Star rating #1 rated course in France in the categories of design, maintenance and facilities #2 in Continental Europe as rated by Golf World Magazine 2003. 19/20 Peugeot Golf Guide 2004-2005

 

Golf International Les Bordes, Le Kempferhof, Le Golf National, Royal Mougins and Seignosse –The top five rated golf courses in France by Peugeot Golf Guide 2004-2005.

 

Le Golf National (Albatros course) – Paris Ile de France, France (1990). Best new golf course of 1991 #14 rated course of Europe’s Top 25, 2003 Golf World Magazine (UK). Selected as Ryder Cup venue for 2018.

 

Seignosse Golf Club– (1989) Cote d’Argent, Aquitaine, France. Best new golf course 1990 . Rated #22  of Europe’s Top 25 Golf Courses 2003 Golf World Magazine (UK). 18/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

Emporda Golf Club –  (1991) Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain. Rated #54 of Europe’s Top 100 Courses by Golf World Magazine (UK) 2003. 17/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

Bogogno Golf Club- (1996) Lombardia, Italy. Rated #63 of Europe’s Top 100 Courses by Golf World Magazine (UK) 2003. 17/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

Royal Mougins Golf Club- (1993) Cote d’Azur, France. Rated #73 of Europe’s Top 100 by Golf World Magazine (UK) 2003. 17/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

Le Kempferhof Golf Hotel & Academy – (1989) Strasbourg, France. Best new golf course 1992. Rated #76 of Europe’s Top 100 by Golf World Magazine (UK) 2003. 18/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

RSHECC (Real Sociedad HipicaEspanola Country Club ) (North Course) (1997)– Rated #96 of Europe’s Top 100 Courses by Golf World Magazine (UK) 2003. 18/20 – Peugeot Golf Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia:

Nishinasuno Golf Course- (#1) in Japan and Horai Country Club (#2) rated by American Express Travel as the “Very Best Golf Courses Designed by a U. S. Architect”

 

Mexico:

Isla Navidad Golf Course – Manzanillo, Mexico has received Golf Magazine’s Gold Medal Award as “Best Resort Golf course.”

 

South America:

Buenos Aires Golf Club- Chosen as the “Best South American Course” by Golf Digest Magazine and hosted the millennium 2000 World Cup Matches, won by the U. S. team of Tiger Woods and David Duvall.

 

United States:

Grey Hawk Golf Club – Lagrange, Ohio. Rated by Golf Digest Magazine as one of 2005 “Top 10 Best New Affordable Public Golf Courses”.

 

Crown Colony Golf Club- Consistently voted one of the top golf courses in Texas by the Dallas Morning News (panel comprised of PGA pros evaluating over 1000 courses statewide).

 

Walden on Lake Conroe- Rated by The Houston Chronicle as the #1 private course in Houston, Texas.

 

The TPC at the Woodlands – Rated by The Houston Chronicle as the #1 public golf course in Houston, Texas.

 

Jamaica

The White Witch – Montego Bay, Jamaica, for the Ritz-Carlton. Rated #1 in the Caribbean by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine.