THE SITE VISIT
Wright (center), an aspiring course architect, got to make two visits to his hole to discuss the plan and make tweaks with Hills (right) and Wilczynski (left).
Along the way, the design team made a couple of changes to Doug's original plan, the most significant of which was a lengthening of the hole to 451 yards from the planned distance of about 420 yards.
"It was essentially a dream come true," says Wright. "It was an honor to meet the architects and have them bounce their ideas off me. Until you're on the property, you can't get a sense for how dramatic the topographic changes are."