Work to begin in late February, 2010Read more
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America's most celebrated courses — among them, Pine Valley and Pebble Beach — date to the golden age of golf architecture between the World Wars. The best course designed since then lies deep in the wilds of Nebraska.
It has been almost 90 years since Dr. Alister MacKenzie — the architect of Augusta National, Cypress Point and Royal Melbourne — set down his now famous 13 principles for creating an ideal golf course. The Doc's seventh commandment states: "The course should have beautiful surroundings, and all the artificial features should have so natural an appearance that a stranger is unable to distinguish them from nature itself."
Several modern clubs meet this criteria, notably Pacific Dunes in Oregon and Friar's Head in New York. But by the consensus of Golf Magazine's World Top 100 Course Ranking Panel, the course that best rises to the standard set by MacKenzie sits in Mullen, Neb., miles from anywhere. The greatest course of the past half-century is Sand Hills Golf Club.
The Coore & Crenshaw crew is schedule to get back to work in Pinehurst on July 20th. Superintendent Toby Cobb reports that associates Jeff Bradley and Jimbo Wright will be in Pinehurst shortly and back to work on the final seven holes.
Coore & Crenshaw is honored to have 9 courses ranked in the 2009 Top 100 Best Modern Courses list by Golf Week. In addition, Coore & Crenshaw Associates, Dave Axland and Dan Proctor's course design at Wild Horse Golf Club in Gothenberg, Nebraska was Ranked #27 Best Modern Course.Read more
I have found that there is a pretty significant range of knowledge among golfers when it comes to golf courses and architects. While Bill Coore is highly regarded by aficionados, the name usually draws a blank stare from the average golf fan, who may offer a glint of recognition only after the mention of Coore's famous design partner, Ben Crenshaw. (And chances are, they know Crenshaw the player, not as an architect.)Read more
Coore & Crenshaw's Colorado Golf Club picked for 71st Senior PGA
The Senior PGA Championship will visit Colorado for the first time when the 71st edition of senior golf's oldest and most prestigious event is staged at Colorado Golf Club. Co-designed by Bill Coore and two-time Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, Colorado Golf Club opened in 2007 and was immediately recognized by GOLF Magazine as one of the top new private courses in the country.