Seth Raynor designed the course at Midland Hills Country Club in 1920. Unfortunately, many alterations to the layout have been made down the years, initially by Paul Coates, and most recently a new millennium renovation, eroded much of Raynor's work.
Fortunately Raynor’s original plans were recently discovered in the roof of club superintendent Mike Manthey’s office. The new discovery identified that the course had changed dramatically between opening in 1921 and the earliest aerial photographs from 1937. It’s therefore unsurprising that not much remains of Raynor’s work.
In 2018, the club commissioned architect Jim Urbina to create a course masterplan. Hopefully the discovery of the original plans will allow Pete Dye’s protégé to restore the layout to its Golden Age intent.