Top 100 Architects

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Bob Cupp

Bob Cupp had visions of becoming a Tour pro but settled for a job in an advertising agency then took over the pro shop at a local public course, where he became involved in making course improvements.

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Michael Hurdzan

By the end of the 1980s, the partnership of Jack Kidwell and Michael Hurdzan was responsible for setting out more than a hundred courses across the US Midwest.

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Shiro & Rokuro Akaboshi

The Akaboshi brothers befriended C.B. Macdonald and travelled to Scotland to study golf courses. As with both Inoue and Ueda the Akaboshis were strongly influenced by C. H. Alison.

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George C. Thomas Jr.

It’s not known if George Clifford Thomas Junior was much of a golfer, but he was certainly recognized as a national authority on rose breeding, of all things, writing several books on the subject.

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Dana Fry

While playing for the university golf team, Fry shot a course record 64 at Randolph Park then set another course record while home in Kansas City between semesters with a 62 at Minor Park.

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Ross Perrett

Career highlights for Perrett include the Duke’s in St Andrews, completing the Merapi course in Indonesia on the world’s most active volcano, The Capital in Melbourne and Ayodhya Links in Bangkok.

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Fred W. Hawtree

Fred W. Hawtree was a founder member and later President of the British Association of Golf Course Architects, which was the first attempt in the UK to form a golf course architecture profession.

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Philip Mackenzie Ross

It’s said that as a boy Ross laid out a miniature course on land next to the family home at Hill House atop Gullane Hill, but, unlike his Golden Age peers, his design legacy as an adult remains unheralded.

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Dan Soutar

Three months after stepping onto Australian soil, Dan Soutar won the 1903 Australian Amateur Championship. He also won the NSW Amateur that year then repeated the feat twelve months later.

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S. V. Hotchkin

Hotchkin joined forces with Hutchison and Guy Campbell with the “Three Majors” becoming partners in a new company called Links and Courses, which operated from The Manor House, Woodhall Spa.

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