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 other lines of work. The Champion/Challenger course at Bay Hill has been updated quite a bit through the years—The King always having final say over its tweaks.
One of my favorite photos in my collection of old photographs of golf architects is that of Dr. Alister MacKenzie playing a shot out of a bunker short of the first green at Alwoodley Golf Club in Leeds, England. Alwoodley was the starting point of MacKenzie's design career; he laid out the course with the assistance of famed British golf architect H.S. Colt. My copy of the photo is weathered and scratched, yet I cherish it because of what it portrays.
Golf Digest's third biennial ranking of the World 100 Greatest Golf Courses is truly global, showcasing brilliant layouts everywhere from Abu Dhabi to Vietnam, but not the United States. This is not a slight against courses born in the USA; Golf Digest will continue to produce biennial rankings of America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses in odd-numbered years. A big part of the reason is that our two rankings are determined differently.
@ASGCA Back l to r: Floyd Farley, Dave Gordon, C.E."Robbie" Robinson, Willard Wilkinson, William H. Neff, William F. Bell, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Red Lawrence, John Darrah. Front l to r: Fred Garbin, Pete Dye, William Gordon, Arthur Jack Snyder. Bet most didn't ID Wilkinson or Darrah
Short Course at Mountain Shadows has some outrageous green contours, typical of funky Forrest R. Fun fun putts. Played it Sunday, Places was backed with couples & families with kids. Golf doing fine here.
New addition to my list of Top Hybrid Courses- The Short Course at Mountain Shadows in Phoenix. 18-Hole par 3 with holes from 75 to 190 yards, plus a par-2 betting hole. Forrest Richardson design, it’s hit & giggle, hoot & hooler
Yesterday Doug Ferguson declared @ErinHillsGolf "a miserable walk." Today Erik Matuszewski names Erin Hils one of his "5 Toughest Walks in Golf." What a bunch of wimps. I walked the site a thousand times and am still alive.
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