Tom Weiskopf

Full Name
Thomas Daniel Weiskopf
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Year of Birth
1942
Place Born
Massillon, Ohio, USA

“Weiskopf is one of those rare ‘signature’ designers who is not only passionate about his courses but hands-on, certainly during the design stage of the project. The fact that Tom Weiskopf will personally be involved in the design and construction of the layout is very reassuring and has helped Weiskopf develop a good reputation for producing quality work.” Darius Oliver

Tom Weiskopf was a pupil at Benedictine High School in Cleveland, Ohio before attending Ohio State University in Columbus, where he played for the university state team. He won the Western Amateur in 1963 – an event won by Jack Nicklaus two years previously – then turned professional the following year.

He didn’t claim his first PGA Tour title until he won the Andy Williams-San Diego Open Invitational at Torrey Pines in 1968, the first year that the tournament was held there. During the next fourteen seasons, he won twenty-four events around the world, including The Open at Troon in 1973.

Another two of Tom’s professional victories were achieved on British soil when he won the Piccadilly World Match Play Championship at Wentworth in 1972 and the Benson & Hedges International Open at Fulford in 1981. He also captured four tournament titles during a 3-year spell on the Senior PGA Tour, including the US Senior Open at Congressional in 1995.

Weiskopf was a member of the United States squad in both the 1973 and 1975 Ryder Cup matches and he qualified for the 1977 event but he shocked many by deciding to go big-game hunting instead. “Golf was never the most important thing,” he’s been quoted as saying. “It was an avenue to get me to the things I really enjoyed. Customized shotguns and rifles, the finest scopes – golf led me there.”

Nicknamed 'The Towering Inferno' for his displays of temper on the golf course, he refutes negative perceptions of his persona: “My reactions weren't from temper – just absolute frustration. Sure, I threw clubs. I threw them in college, too. I stuck my club in the ground plenty of times on Tour. But...

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Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Tom Weiskopf

Black Bull - Montana

11th Montana - Best in Area

The Tom Weiskopf-designed layout at Black Bull Golf Club was unveiled in 2008 and it's located in the Gallatin Valley near Bozeman within a private golfing community.

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Broken Top

15th Oregon - Best in Area

Situated a little more than a mile from downtown Bend, on the eastern side of the Deschutes National Forest and the Cascade Mountains, nestles the ever-popular Broken Top Club.

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Cabo del Sol (Desert)

15th Mexico Ranking

Designed with ocean views from every hole, Cabo del Sol's Desert course has generously proportioned fairways that feature bunkers which are a little less penal than those next door on the Ocean course.

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Castiglion del Bosco

4th Central Italy - Best in Area 20th Italy Ranking

In 2011, Tom Weiskopf was engaged to set out the golf course at Castiglion del Bosco within a fabulous Tuscan setting, draping the fairways across an exquisite landscape.

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Catamount Ranch

21st Colorado - Best in Area

Featuring several trademark short par fours from designer Tom Weiskopf, the course at Catamount Ranch & Club is situated a few miles south of the wonderfully named Steamboat Springs Ski Resort.

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Club at Rock Creek

5th Idaho - Best in Area

The front nine at The Club at Rock Creek is laid out on open terrain, with the back nine carved out from a forested landscape. Both nines are beautifully routed and they had to be, as the course occupies an awkward site...

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Country Club - Philippines

2nd Philippines Ranking 57th Asia Ranking

Tom Weiskopf was the man entrusted to transform an area of scrubland into one of the best golfing layouts in the country. The Country Club was subsequently a host venue for the 2005 South East Asian games.

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Double Eagle

12th Ohio - Best in Area

The late John Henderson McConnell founded the Double Eagle Club and the golf course was designed by the partnership of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, opening for play in 1991.

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Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula (East)

4th China Ranking 21st Asia Ranking

Located on the south side of Hainan Island, a mere 60 minutes by high speed train from Haikou, the 36-hole Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula golf complex was designed by Tom Weiskopf and his associate Phil Smith.

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