Upon becoming part of the ownership of the Algonquin, Jim Spatz, CEO of Southwest Properties, along with his partners at Newcastle Hotels and Resorts, determined the Algonquin's golf course could be the equal of the magnificent and recently renovated hotel. Spatz hired Whitman's team to highlight the course's connection to the ocean, and give the course a links-like feel on several holes, opening up vistas and making it more enjoyable to play. The renovation, which was grown in by the end of the 2018 season, saw Whitman's team undertake extensive changes:
- Seven new green complexes.
- Two entirely new holes (10 and 11) designed to take advantage of their proximity to the ocean.
- New tee complexes on nine holes.
- Extensive tree clearing to make the course more playable and highlight the ocean views.
- A complete rebunkering of the course. The new bunkers add a drama the course was previously lacking.
The result? A course that was always breathtakingly beautiful is even more so, with ocean vistas more prominent than ever. And in a contemporary fashion, the Algonquin is playable by all levels of players, with few forced carries, and readily walkable.