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As a Golf Course Ages – Greens

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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Running The River – Rancamaya

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 […]

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About the Ball

“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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