The Untouchables by Tom Doak

The Untouchables

The Untouchables GOLF MagazineMay, 1982 George Peper shared an idea for a story he’d had, on all of the par-5 holes that had never been hit in two shots, and I had plenty of spare time over the fall semester at school to write to all of the state golf associations to ask about holes […]

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High Pointe

Previous Next High Pointe GC Williamsburg, MI1989  * closed 2009 * For my very first design I was lucky to stumble onto a wonderful piece of land for golf, and though I didn’t yet know what my own design style would be, I vowed to err on the side of moving too little earth, instead

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The Legends, Heathland Course

Previous Next The Legends GC Heathland Course Myrtle Beach, SC 1990 Developer Larry Young wanted to build a links-style course for the Myrtle Beach golf market, and asked the Scottish golf photographer, Brian Morgan, to recommend a young British designer for the job.  Instead, Brian recommended the young American who had recently spent a year

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Charlotte Golf Links

Previous Next Charlotte Golf Links Charlotte, NC 1993  * closed 2015 * Our links-style public course on the outskirts of Charlotte was short-lived, as the project was built on a 25-year land bank lease, while the land value continued to increase for residential development.  It was popular in its day because it was different than

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Stonewall, Old Course

Previous Next Stonewall – Old Course Elverson, PA 1993 It was a stroke of luck for me to get to build this high-end private club west of Philadelphia at such an early stage of my career, after the original designer [Tom Fazio] had pulled out due to other commitments. We started with the Fazio plan

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Quail Crossing

Quail Crossing GC Evansville, IN 1997 Quail Crossing is a 300-acre golf development in the eastern suburbs of Evansville, and we were hired to do the overall land plan as well as the golf course, so that the two could be married together seamlessly.  Several holes run along the perimeter of the property, so that

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Beechtree GC Aberdeen, MD 1998   * closed 2007 * My seventh course to open its doors was also the first to close — Beechtree opened in 1997 and closed ten years later, when the expansion of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds made the land more valuable for residential development.  It had been built as the

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Riverfront at Harbour View

Previous Next Riverfront GC at Harbour View Suffolk, VA1999 The Riverfront golf course is the centerpiece of the sprawling Harbour View development on the south bank of the Nansemond River, master planned for 1200 homes.  Golf holes are laid out on three separate peninsulas divided by fingers of tidal marsh, with the bridges that link

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Lost Dunes

Previous Next Lost Dunes GC Bridgman, MI1999 Building a private golf club on land bisected by a busy Interstate highway sounded like a big ask, and it was.  But the site at Lost Dunes had a lot going for it:  it was an abandoned sand quarry, with plenty of large lakes left over from the

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