Tom Hoch Builds Its Way Into China Golf Clubs
Oklahoma City-based design-build firm Tom Hoch is entering the Asian market with two Chinese clubhouse projects. The firm has been selected for interior and exterior renovations at Beijing Daxing Capital Golf Club, the Tom Pearson-designed course in Beijing's suburbs. Using its design model -- a space planning, sizing and mapping process -- Tom Hoch will overhaul the 60,000-square-foot space creating new amenities and also designing the interior of its new driving range, halfway house and gatehouse. The course is being redesigned by architect Rees Jones this summer. Tom Hoch will also re-engineer the interior and exterior of the 80,000-square-foot clubhouse of the Tianchi Golf Club in western China. Tianchi is a new club about an hour's drive from Urumqi. Its course is designed by Schmidt Curley. Founder Tom Hock said, "The Asian golf market has been booming over the last decade, and these projects are an important landmark in our global expansion" (Tom Hoch).