My spiritual guide for Chambers Bay was Pine Valley, where I’ve been a member since I was 18 (I’m now 74). The idea of using contoured tees, for instance, came from Pine Valley’s Short Course, where there are no flat tees because the club wanted to replicate approach shots from the main course. Good course design is about introducing options, and shaping a tee to create different lies allows for a variety of shots.
This article appeared in the Summer 2013 issue of LINKS.
LOCATED near Mullen, Nebraska, just a few miles from Sand Hills Golf Club, this is the second course at Dismal River following the original 18 by Jack Nicklaus. The property for Dismal River is much hillier than at Sand Hills, so the trick of the design was to route the holes along a path of least resistance, maintain visibility, and make the course easy to walk.
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