No expense was spared in the construction of Muirfield Village Golf Club, with bold bunkering, water hazards and narrow fairways that require pinpoint tee shots.
The Oak Hills Country Club course in San Antonio hosted the Texas Open 19 times between 1961 and 1994. Its tight, tree-lined fairways were fashioned by A.W. Tillinghast in 1922...
Alister MacKenzie drew up the plans for the golf complex at Ohio State University in the early 1930s but the doctor died soon afterwards so Perry Maxwell was given the contract.
Host to four US Opens, the Lake course at Olympic Club is a serious challenge. Take your stabilisers and expect few level lies on these sloping fairways.
Ghost Creek is the Robert Cupp and John Faught-designed course at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club that you can play; Witch Hollow is the one you can’t.
Laid out on a long, narrow tract of land, the 18 holes at Rancho Santa Fe Golf Club were set out by Max Behr in 1929. The routing has remained the same for over eighty years.
Laid out by Herbert Strong in 1921, the Saucon Valley Country Club’s Old course has hosted numerous national competitions, including the US Amateur (1951), two US Senior Opens and the 2009 US Women’s Open.
Bob Cupp (when he was senior designer for Jack Nicklaus) designed Shoal Creek and the course opened in 1977, hosting several top-flight competitions since then.
There’s nothing flash about Southern Hills. Mature deciduous trees line many of the Bermuda grass fairways and the rough is notoriously thick and tangly.
Among American collegiate golf courses, only Yale is regarded as a better layout than Stanford University. Tom Watson and Tiger Woods developed their games here whilst playing on Stanford golf teams.