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The Madison Club

The Madison Club

La Quinta, California
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Patrick Koenig
01/15
Patrick Koenig
ArchitectBadgeTom Fazio
La Quinta, California
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  • Address53035 Meriwether Way, La Quinta, CA 92253, USA

Almost twenty years after he fashioned the Shadow Creek course in Las Vegas, architect Tom Fazio was handed another enormous budget (reputed to be in excess of $200 million) by the Discovery Land development company and asked to turn a nondescript tract of desert landscape into another iconic golf course.

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Patrick Koenig
01/15

With money no object, construction was undertaken on a grand scale which involved the clearing of almost five hundred acres of former ranchland, the shifting of five million cubic yards of earth, the transplanting of more than two and a half thousand mature trees and the installation of a number of lakes and streams.

The best hole on the card may well be reserved until last. With the snow-capped Santa Rosa mountains as a backdrop, the par five home hole doglegs past a tumbling creek on the right of the fairway where an approach is played to a narrow waterside green protected by a sentinel 50-foot elm tree.

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Tom Fazio

Born in the northwestern suburbs of Philadelphia, Tom Fazio entered the business of golf course architecture as a teenager in 1962, assisting his uncle George in course construction.

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