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  • melomelo Members  2187WRX Points: 156Posts: 2,187 Platinum Tees
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    Classic: McKenzie<br />
    Mid: Fazio<br />
    Modern: Strantz
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  • EagleCityEagleCity Members  187WRX Points: 47Posts: 187 Fairways
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    Tillinghast<br />
    Robert Trent Jones / Rees Jones
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  • Stensons3WoodStensons3Wood In the Fairway Members  162WRX Points: 1Handicap: 2.6Posts: 162 Bunkers
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    Fazio
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  • DentDent Members  157WRX Points: 67Handicap: 0.5Posts: 157 Bunkers
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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 Members  20WRX Points: 68Posts: 20 Bunkers
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    Harry Colt
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  • SilverBulletsSilverBullets BMW Members  5933WRX Points: 217Handicap: 4Posts: 5,933 Titanium Tees
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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 Members  2696WRX Points: 449Posts: 2,696 Titanium Tees
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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, SDClubWRX  1917WRX Points: 457Handicap: 7.3Posts: 1,917 ClubWRX
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    Classics - Tillinghaust<br />
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    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 Marshals, BST Volunteer Mods  4532WRX Points: 321Handicap: 2.3Posts: 4,532 Marshals
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    Donald Ross and Pete Dye for me. Always enjoy being on any of their designs.<br />
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    I've also got a soft spot for Ellis Maples designed courses.<br />
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    For some reason I'm generally not a big fan of Fazio courses.
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  • CDMCDM Members  2096WRX Points: 304Posts: 2,096 Platinum Tees
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    Perry Maxwell for older courses. Coore & Crenshaw on modern courses.
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  • MaxBuckMaxBuck Members  526WRX Points: 270Posts: 526 Golden Tee
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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 Members  243WRX Points: 53Posts: 243 Fairways
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    Donald Ross. Love playing his classic strategic courses. Require thinking, not power.
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  • pd1775pd1775 Pockets Members  219WRX Points: 60Handicap: 4.6Posts: 219 Fairways
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    Gary Kern.... he has several courses in the Midwest. Love his green complexes!
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  • SFPGA25SFPGA25 Jayhawk0512 Members  89WRX Points: 0Posts: 89
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    Willie Park Jr. (Sunningdale - Old)
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  • jerebear21jerebear21 Don't Go Left FLClubWRX  3434WRX Points: 268Handicap: 8.3Posts: 3,434 ClubWRX
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    harry colt and raynor
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  • patk35patk35 Members  44WRX Points: 0Handicap: 15Posts: 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 Members  18WRX Points: 0Posts: 18
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    Classics: Old Tom Morris & Harry Colt<br />
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    Modern: Tom Doak
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  • vpdvpd Members  119WRX Points: 0Posts: 119
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    Modern: Coore and Crenshaw<br />
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    Classic: Eddie Hackett--Ireland
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  • randrews581randrews581 Members  228WRX Points: 96Posts: 228 Fairways
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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.<br />
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    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 Members  215WRX Points: 81Posts: 215 Fairways
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    C.B. Macdonald/Raynor. The template holes are the most fun holes in golf.
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  • mrmacwvu1mrmacwvu1 Members  303WRX Points: 0Handicap: 2Posts: 303
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    I have grown to appreciate Mike Strantz<br />
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    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**<br />
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    they said he was dead and I said good thing he just avoided an a** beating
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  • melomelo Members  2187WRX Points: 156Posts: 2,187 Platinum Tees
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    mrmacwvu1 wrote:
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    I have grown to appreciate Mike Strantz<br />
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    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**<br />
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    they said he was dead and I said good thing he just avoided an a** beating<br />
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    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 Members  189WRX Points: 60Posts: 189 Fairways
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    Another vote for Donald Ross
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  • High gentle drawHigh gentle draw Members  224WRX Points: 0Handicap: 10Posts: 224
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    Love Donald Ross courses! Forgiving off the tee but very challenging greens.
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  • knock it closeknock it close Members  7979WRX Points: 193Handicap: +2.4Posts: 7,979 Titanium Tees
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    SFPGA25 wrote:
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    Willie Park Jr. (Sunningdale - Old)<br />
    Park Jr. did the CC here in Calgary, one of my favorites.
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    M2, maybe
    915 FD
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  • TUGolfer06TUGolfer06 Members  277WRX Points: 68Handicap: 7Posts: 277 Greens
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    If I have to pick it would either be Donald Ross or Robert Trent Jones Sr....<br />
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    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).<br />
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    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 Members  1290WRX Points: 109Posts: 1,290 Platinum Tees
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    Mike Strantz
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  • toddnttoddnt Members  4328WRX Points: 208Posts: 4,328 Titanium Tees
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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 Members  79WRX Points: 59Posts: 79 Fairways
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    Coore/Crenshaw, Doak, Fought.
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