Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry set out the course at Glenmaura National Golf Club in the early 1990s and its most celebrated hole is the 18th, where a split fairway plays to pair of stone-fronted greens.
The duo of Dr. Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry created a number of fine layouts during their partnership together. Hurdzan excelled on the turf side and Fry provided the critical "eye" in being able to adroitly create holes that would standout and capture a golfer's attention.
Glenmaura National can be a difficult test -- especially for those with a wayward driver. The holes are framed by mature woods and the combination of holes makes for an interesting trek in the countryside.
Part of the issue I have with Glenmaura is that there's a tendency for a bit too much shaping when a more natural, and less invasive appearance, given the setting would likely have worked more effectively. Overall, the architecture is good -- just not especially riveting.
The ending hole features a split green -- with both protected by a water penalty area. It's certainly different, yet one has to wonder why the two greens were placed so near to one another.
M. James Ward