The 1975 Ryder Cup put Laurel Valley Golf Club on the map and team USA won comfortably 21-11. The winning margin would have been greater had England’s Brian Barnes not upset Jack's applecart.
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?” Well, according to the top touring pros and the Seven Dwarfs, it’s the Oak Hill Country Club in Rochester.
The re-branded Oak Tree National was shamelessly constructed in 1976 with a view to making it, as the club proudly boast, “the hardest golf course in the world”...
There are three nine-hole loops at Ridgewood Country Club, West, East and Center, which refer to their location relative to their fabulous Clifford Wendehack designed clubhouse.
With many of its fairways fronting the Potomac River, the Championship course at Trump National is a Tom Fazio design which debuted in 1993.
Along with the 18-hole Miller layout, the Soffer course forms a fantastic 36-hole challenge at the Turnberry Isle Miami resort, where many of the holes are routed around substantial water hazards.
Jack did a bit of earth moving on the front nine at Valhalla which is fashioned in a links-style with fairways that pitch and roll through a fairly flat, low-lying and open valley.