Mike Young designed the layout at The Fields Golf Club in the late 1980s when it was then known as Overlook Links. Following several ownership changes, the course was acquired by Young in 2012 and it’s now operated as a family business.
Tom Doak made a point of playing The Fields in 2017 and awarded the course a rating of five out of ten. He commented as follows in his Christmas 2017 Confidential Guide update:
“The Fields was my friend Mike Young’s first design, and he returned to buy it and operate it as an affordable daily-fee course after his original client passed away. It’s a cool atmosphere with its small clubhouse virtually surrounded by golf; most of the front nine revolves around a central hill, while the back side tangles with a couple of ponds created by damming a deep ravine. Several greens drain out to the back or to other interesting spots; it’s easy to tell the proprietor has always been a good player, but his course doesn’t pound you over the head as so many of today’s young architects tend to do.”