Over the last couple of summers, I’ve been involved with a redesign and refresh of both the Palm and Valley courses at Marriott Desert Springs in Palm Desert, California. Both of these tracts were originally designed by my father in the mid eighties and are now about 25 years old. One of the interesting aspects […]
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Rancamaya – Hole #10 with Mt. Salak in the distance. Rancamaya was the source of one of the more important lessons early in my career, a philosophical approach to design called “running the river.” However, before I continue on that topic, I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the passing of John Chapman […]
“It’s all about the ball, silly!” As a designer, one cannot choose who is playing or the club of choice or how the ball is hit. All one can do is influence the ball once it hits the ground: does it roll or stop, find a hazard, spin or release, break left, break right, roll […]
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Inspired by the dramatic mountainside terrain overlooking the Chuncheon Lake basin in Korea, Whistling Rock Country Club inherits its character from the lakes, streams and dense woodlands of the surrounding landscape, defined by bold rock formations and a wide range of spectacular views. After two years in construction, this 27-hole world class golf facility opened in April, 2011. In 2012, Golf Magazine named it the best new golf course in Korea in it's bi-annual review.