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Paramount Country Club Named Best Private Renovation By Golf Magazine

ELMSFORD, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2013)Golf Magazine has distributed its award for the Best U.S. Private Renovation of 2013 to MGA member Paramount Country Club, located in New City, N.Y. The article appears in the January 2014 issue.

Originally designed by "Golden Era" architect A.W. Tillinghast (Winged Foot, Baltusrol, Bethpage Black), the newer makeover was overseen by architect Jim Urbina, who has become a leading restorer of many legendary courses.

RELATED: We featured Paramount in the Aug/Sept Issue of The Met Golfer

Urbina’s hard work has now earned him one of the most competitive awards architects can be recognized for.

"This was a crowded category," said the editors in the Golf Magazine's January 2014 edition, "but no course or club was so completely transformed as Paramount."

“While I’m very thankful for the recognition, in truth what I did was just the little things,” the modest Urbina said. “When I first came to Paramount three years ago, I knew it was all there. Now it’s back in the true spirit of Tillinghast: You can look from the greens and see other holes, other trees, mountains, and the valley. I opened it up a bit so golfers can enjoy the views and, most important, can see the artistry and genius of Mr. Tillinghast.”

In 2014, Paramount will host a U.S. Open Local Qualifying round on May 7, 2014, which the MGA will conduct. Last year, the club was the site of A Met Amateur SQR

- David Gordon

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