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  • melomelo  2175Members Posts: 2,175
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    Classic: McKenzie

    Mid: Fazio

    Modern: Strantz
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  • EagleCityEagleCity  185Members Posts: 185
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    Tillinghast

    Robert Trent Jones / Rees Jones
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  • Stensons3WoodStensons3Wood In the Fairway  162Members Posts: 162
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    Fazio
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  • DentDent  157Members Posts: 157
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    Donald Ross. I am biased as well since my home course and the one across the street are designed by him.
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  • sainterssainters  20Members Posts: 20
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    Harry Colt
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  • SilverBulletsSilverBullets BMW  5914Members Posts: 5,914
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    I don't know if I really have a favorite. I have favorite parts from most all of the famous designers. Overall, however, I would say for more traditional designs, I am big fan of Ross courses. For modern day designs, I love Doak courses. I like his somewhat edgy, yet still minimalist characteristics. Plus Pacific Dunes may be the best course in the country....
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  • chippa13chippa13  2483Members Posts: 2,483
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    Not that I have a lot of experience with the great designers but I'm a huge fan of the RTJ Grand National courses.
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  • ddettsddetts Roy McAvoy Sioux Falls, SD 1817ClubWRX Posts: 1,817
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    Classics - Tillinghaust



    Modern - I like Jim Engh (one of his gems here: http://hawktree.com/) and Joel Goldstrand (http://www.blueberrypinesgolf.com/), which is probably biased because I live in the midwest and don't many opportunities to play courses by some of the greats.
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  • SheriffBoothSheriffBooth  4482Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods Posts: 4,482
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    Donald Ross and Pete Dye for me. Always enjoy being on any of their designs.



    I've also got a soft spot for Ellis Maples designed courses.



    For some reason I'm generally not a big fan of Fazio courses.
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  • CDMCDM  1912Members Posts: 1,912
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    Perry Maxwell for older courses. Coore & Crenshaw on modern courses.
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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck  447Members Posts: 447
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    He's certainly not my favorite (RTJ probably is), but Joe Lee has always struck me as underappreciated. I've never played a Joe Lee course that I didn't thoroughly enjoy. Not the most challenging, but he knew how to make a golf hole scenic regardless of the terrain.
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  • Jdaws012Jdaws012  241Members Posts: 241
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    Donald Ross. Love playing his classic strategic courses. Require thinking, not power.
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  • pd1775pd1775 Pockets  214Members Posts: 214
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    Gary Kern.... he has several courses in the Midwest. Love his green complexes!
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  • SFPGA25SFPGA25 Jayhawk0512  89Members Posts: 89
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    Willie Park Jr. (Sunningdale - Old)
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left FL 3373ClubWRX Posts: 3,373
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    harry colt and raynor
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  • patk35patk35  44Members Posts: 44
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    Has to be Tillinghast for me.
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    Eye 2's for life
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  • UW Alumni 94UW Alumni 94  18Members Posts: 18
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    Classics: Old Tom Morris & Harry Colt



    Modern: Tom Doak
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  • vpdvpd  119Members Posts: 119
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    Modern: Coore and Crenshaw



    Classic: Eddie Hackett--Ireland
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  • randrews581randrews581  222Members Posts: 222
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    +1 for Stanley Thompson. Responsible for so many of Canada's finest classic course designs. I'm slightly biased as a Canadian, but I've travelled all over the world and have never seen more beautiful bunkering or designs that fit into the natural landscape so seemlessly. Visit St. George's, Capilano, Banff Springs, Jasper Park Lodge, Highland Links, and Westmount. You won't be disappointed.



    Moreover, Thompson was a co-founder, with Donald Ross, of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, and helped train many top architects, including Robert Trent Jones. He truly left an undeniable mark on the game here in Canada and abroad.
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  • fbangfbang  215Members Posts: 215
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    C.B. Macdonald/Raynor. The template holes are the most fun holes in golf.
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  • mrmacwvu1mrmacwvu1  303Members Posts: 303
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    I have grown to appreciate Mike Strantz



    However the first time I played tobacco road I walked in the clubhouse and asked who built this course because I wanted to kick his a**



    they said he was dead and I said good thing he just avoided an a** beating
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  • melomelo  2175Members Posts: 2,175
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    mrmacwvu1 wrote:


    I have grown to appreciate Mike Strantz



    However the first time I played tobacco road I walked in the clubhouse and asked who built this course because I wanted to kick his a**



    they said he was dead and I said good thing he just avoided an a** beating




    I recalled reading the toughest courses in America where Tot Hill and Tobacco road were both listed. We got out and played them in back to back days and thought, that guy was a real d***. They are infinitely more playable the second, third, etc time through
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  • gnew23gnew23  185Members Posts: 185
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    Another vote for Donald Ross
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    FW: Callaway Steelhead XR 4+ 16* Aldila Rogue Silver 70 Stiff
    Hybrid: Callaway Apex 20* w/ Kuro Kage 80 Stiff
    Irons: Ping i20 4-UW ZZ65 Stiff (+1")
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    Stand Bag: Sun Mountain 2.5+
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  • High gentle drawHigh gentle draw  224Members Posts: 224
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    Love Donald Ross courses! Forgiving off the tee but very challenging greens.
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    Driver: Ping Rapture V1 10.5*
    3W: TEE CB4 Tour 13*
    5W: Adams Speedline Fast 10 18*
    Irons: Mizuno MP-30 3-PW
    Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM4 52*,56*
    Putter: Wilson Staff Milled 8802
  • knock it closeknock it close  7970Members Posts: 7,970
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    SFPGA25 wrote:


    Willie Park Jr. (Sunningdale - Old)
    Park Jr. did the CC here in Calgary, one of my favorites.
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    M2, maybe
    915 FD
    913 HD
    712u 3
    714 AP2 4-p
    SM5 53, 59
    Circa62
  • TUGolfer06TUGolfer06  277Members Posts: 277
    Joined:  edited Jun 29, 2016 #57
    If I have to pick it would either be Donald Ross or Robert Trent Jones Sr....



    I've always been a fan of Herbert Strong (love the Old Course at Saucon Valley) and Walter Travis ( CC of Scranton orginal, Garden City and Sunningdale redesign).



    Modern, Weiskopf or Fazio....
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    Home Courses
    - Country Club of Scranton
    - Seven Oaks GC at Colgate University
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  • MarkCPAMarkCPA  1290Members Posts: 1,290
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    Mike Strantz
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    Taylor Made M5 15* FW
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    Taylor Made P790 irons 4 - AW
    Taylor Made Milled Grind wedges - 54* & 58*
    Odyssey O-Works Black 2W putter - 33"
  • Roadking2003Roadking2003 Austin 6334Members Posts: 6,334
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    My favorite is Jack Nicklaus followed by Tom Fazio.
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  • toddnttoddnt  4300Members Posts: 4,300
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    Pete Dye (Teeth of the Dog), you know exactly what your about to get when you play his course!
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  • nogopehrsnogopehrs  76Members Posts: 76
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    Coore/Crenshaw, Doak, Fought.
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