Courses

It’s time to talk about The King, specifically the golf courses of Arnold Palmer Design Company. For more than 45 years, Palmer’s design company has built highly entertaining and beautiful courses worldwide for clients who were proud to display the Palmer name. But was there a cohesive design intent behind the hundreds of courses the
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12. Seminole Golf Club Donald Ross (1929) / Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw (2017) A majestic Donald Ross design with a clever routing on a rectangular site, each hole at Seminole encounters a new wind direction. The greens are no longer Ross, replaced 50 years ago in a regrassing effort that showed little appreciation for
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The partnership of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, the men behind new Byron Nelson home Trinity Forest, has been one golf’s most respected architectural teams for quite some time. And it all started back in the late 1980s, when the pair visited a site for a course that was never built. This came soon after
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In the summer of 2018, after a round of golf at The Country Club in the Pepper Pike suburb of Cleveland, I spent some time perusing the numerous artifacts on the walls of the cavernous locker room. Not far from the original match-play bracket of the 1935 U.S. Amateur played at “Country” was a reproduction
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George Waters has emerged as a kind of sage-like figure in the realm of golf-course design. He’s certainly seen the industry across the spectrum and from a variety of angles. When he was younger, he worked on maintenance crews at several golf courses. When he discovered his passion for architecture, he contacted the office of
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The PGA Tour’s annual return to Bay Hill Club and Lodge, host to a PGA Tour event since 1979, allows us a chance to celebrate Arnold Palmer the course designer. Because his influences and contributions to all areas of golf are so significant, Arnie might be under-appreciated as an architect—which is a compliment to his
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Announcing the 2020 Alister MacKenzie “Lido” Prize in Golf Architecture What is The Lido Prize?It is awarded annually by members of the Alister MacKenzie Society to honor the memory of Dr. Alister MacKenzie and recognize the design potential of an up-and-coming architect. The winner will be invited to attend and participate in the annual Society
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