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#1 zackcurringolf

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:52 PM

My all time favorite is A.W Tillinghast. Love his bunkering work and his courses are just amazing.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:54 PM

I'm a huge fan of William Langford. Some of his green complexes are the best I've ever seen.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:57 PM

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 07:59 PM

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 08:50 PM

Donald Ross


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Posted 13 August 2015 - 09:22 PM

View PostJDuffJr., on 13 August 2015 - 08:50 PM, said:

Donald Ross

Same here, Donald Ross. If I could play Plainfield CC everyday for the rest of my life, I'd die the happiest man alive.

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Posted 13 August 2015 - 10:22 PM

My favourite designer is Tom Doak because his work is very original and his courses are fun to play. Stanley Thompson is another favourite if mine and I am fortunate to have played several of his courses living in Canada.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:15 AM

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:45 AM

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Both understood how to make a course difficult for all skill levels without making it long. They were geniuses at bunker placement and creating the proper size/shape green complex to fit the hole.
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Posted 14 August 2015 - 07:49 AM

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:09 AM

Pretty much all the golden age architects.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 09:20 AM

Lots of great designers - hard to choose.  But I know my least favorite:  Art Hills

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:38 AM

Many, many favorites.  Here in my neck of the neck of the woods I have to say George C. Thomas.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 11:40 AM

View Postapprenti23, on 13 August 2015 - 07:54 PM, said:

I'm a huge fan of William Langford. Some of his green complexes are the best I've ever seen.

Was coming here to post the same thing, but if you're gonna say Langford you should probably also include his often-partner Moreau.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:29 PM

Donald Ross. Although the speed at which some Ross courses keep their greens at currently doesn't really jive with what they were designed for, leading to a lot of ridiculous putts.


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Posted 14 August 2015 - 01:48 PM

I like fazio and rees jones ,

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 05:44 PM

So many great ones but I will give a shout out to Eddie Hackett and Seth Raynor.

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Posted 14 August 2015 - 10:44 PM

Another vote for Donald Ross.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:03 PM

Terrible Tillie. Love Bethpage and Winged Foot.

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Posted 15 August 2015 - 10:42 PM

Classic: Donald Ross
Modern: Mike Strantz


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Posted 16 August 2015 - 11:52 AM

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Posted 16 August 2015 - 08:40 PM

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 01:17 PM

I'm a member of a Tillinghast club so I'm pretty biased. Also have played 3 William Flynn tracks and all 3 are super special.

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Posted 18 August 2015 - 07:57 PM

William Flynn...such an artist!

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 06:41 AM

View PostNoles, on 18 August 2015 - 07:57 PM, said:

William Flynn...such an artist!

Well the only 3 I've played are: Lancaster CC, Cascades (Homestead) and some place on Long Island called Shinnecock ��

Edit: actually just looked it up and he did CC of Harrisburg, Huntington Valley and several other Phily courses that I've played. All are good with Huntington Valley in particular being a real gem.


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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:16 AM

Has to be A. W. Tillinghast. So many great courses on Long Island that he's designed.

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 09:22 AM

If you can find a course that is suitable to how long the ball flies, Donald Ross in a landslide. The problem is a lot of his courses have become obsolete since the ball travels so far these days.  George C. Thomas has more designs that are still suited for the longer ball and I really like them.  Modern day architect I would probably go with Ron Garl.  If everything is equal in terms of resources for the club and making the most out of those resources, Garl's designs are top notch.





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Posted 19 August 2015 - 10:48 AM

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 07:33 PM

Fazio and Pete Dye are my favorites, but I would give the edge to Fazio. Bob Cupp is also an under recognized master.

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Posted 24 August 2015 - 09:57 AM

donald ross and if you can get on one of his courses, seth raynor... too bad he died at such a young age, leaving us under privilege with nothing but private courses....

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