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Upholding Golf’s Ideals – An Interview with Architect Jeff Mingay

“Difficult golf courses are simple to make. Narrow fairways bordered by rough, and corridors of play constricted by trees is all it takes. The problem is such courses inevitably become a chore to play. Sheer difficulty is not the measure of quality golf course design. In fact, as golf course architects, we’re not trying to design difficult courses at all. We’re trying to build interesting ones, which golfers want to return to, time and time again.”

JeffMingay-RodWhitmanOne could easily imagine the above quote coming from a Golden Era architect – MacKenzie, Macdonald or Ross.  Instead, it is Canadian golf course architect Jeff Mingay who not only used those words, but is applying them in the field day after day.

Thinker, traveler, student, writer, historian, enthusiast, commentator, and most of all builder – each of these descriptors apply to Jeff, which is why he is so interesting.  He is a must follow on Twitter (@jeff_mingay) for golf geeks, especially those who want to better understand the game’s fields of play.  Jeff was kind enough to take time out of his busy schedule of work and travel to share his thoughts – many thanks to him.


THE INTERVIEW

How did you get into the business?

Rod Whitman.  After I pestered him for a bit, it was Rod who let me come to work for him, with very little experience, back in about 2000.  He was starting construction of Blackhawk Golf Club at the time.  Over a couple summers there, in Edmonton, I learned how to operate bulldozers, excavators and other equipment, thanks to the opportunity Rod gave me.  But, most important, I started to learn how to effectively implement design ideas, on the ground, at Blackhawk.  That’s where it all started for me.  I helped Rod finish that job then moved on to supervise the construction of Sagebrush, in British Columbia, for him.  From there it was on to Cabot Links, in Nova Scotia, with a few other smaller jobs mixed in over about a decade hanging around with Rod, and guys like Dave Axland, before I started moving on to my own projects, beginning in 2009 and ’10.

Who has influenced you the most in your work, both within and outside of golf?

Well, Rod’s definitely been a big influence in many ways.  I have great respect for his understanding of golf, his creativity and abilities to put his ideas on the ground very effectively.  To this day, I’ll often think about what Rod’s opinion of what I’m designing or building might be … which I think is good thing.  It keeps me on my toes!  I’d have to say Donald Ross, too.  I was fortunate to grow-up playing and learning the game at Essex Golf and Country Club, in Windsor, Ontario.  Essex was designed by Mr. Ross during the late 1920s.  Just hanging around that great old course as much as I have over the years definitely shaped my views on what a golf course should be.  I’m really interested in building architecture, too.  Some of the thoughts, philosophies, and experiences of my favorite building architects are very applicable to golf architecture.  In certain ways, Frank Lloyd Wright’s been an influence.

Why is it important to study the history of golf and golf courses?

I think golf architects today are more fortunate than our predecessors because we have so much to look back on and learn from … a century of what’s already been done, what’s worked well and what hasn’t.  If you don’t understand this history, you’re not going to have a chance to be the best.  It’s really as simple as that in my mind.

Describe your process for a design project.

I prefer designing on-site rather than working from maps, and making a lot of drawings.  I find I’m more creative when I’m walking a property to figure out initial concepts, and when I’m shaping golf course features myself … the way I learned from Rod.  Obviously I’ll have the basic concepts set in mind when we start building, but most of the details are worked out during the shaping and construction process as things evolve in the field and new opportunities present themselves.  It’s inevitable that certain ideas I’ve thought about in Toronto aren’t going to translate exactly right onto a site in Edmonton or Victoria or Seattle, which is why I insist on being on-site a lot during all of my projects.  The day I’m not shaping anymore, I’ll need to re-question my ambitions.

Is there a particular element of a golf hole that you like working on the most?

The green.  After the routing, the design of the putting surface and its surrounds is the most important element in golf architecture.  The green means most to the playing interest of any hole.  When designed properly, the green dictates everything, including the strategy of a hole.  Really great greens make a course interesting and adequately challenging for better golfers, and at the same time allow for width, which is essential to the enjoyment of everyone else.  The Old Course, and the original designs of Augusta National and Pinehurst are great examples.  On those great courses, it’s really important to drive the ball into the correct spots relative to the day’s pin position, otherwise getting close to the hole becomes very difficult.  While it’s tough to get close to the hole, it’s not difficult to get on the green.  This is that ideal balance between presenting interest and an adequate challenge to better golfers and enjoyment for everyone else, simultaneously.  It’s got everything to do with the green.

What should every Green Committee member study/learn before undertaking course improvement initiatives?

That they’re going to be in the way of progress unless they come into the process of developing an improvement plan with an open-mind!  Really, the committee needs to decide on a golf architect with consensus and then let him do his work without interference.  This might sound biased to some, but there really are too many poor examples of golf courses designed by committee to suggest otherwise.  Don’t get me wrong, I want and appreciate input from committee members, they know the course.  But, if you don’t let the architect make the final call, things don’t end up being cohesive and the course in question has no chance to truly reach its full potential.

What are the primary challenges you consistently face in trying to deliver results that are up to your standards?

See above!  I’d have to say interference from committees and Boards.  Budget constraints, too.  I mean, economy in golf architecture is very important but it’s frustrating when important elements of an improvement plan are pulled just to keep a project under a specific number.  It’s a reality that presents challenges relative to delivering the highest standard.

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Jeff at York Downs – Photo courtesy of Frank Mastroianni, Canadian Golf Magazine

How do you know when you have hit the sweet spot in your work?

I recently re-read parts of John Low’s 1903 book, Concerning Golf.  He was first guy to codify a set of architectural principles in that book.  One of his principles talks about how the great holes teeter on the Heretical Precipice.  I love that term.  Heresy is an opinion that’s profoundly at odds with what’s generally accepted.  So, in other words, Mr. Low’s saying that the best holes are those that are just about unacceptable, polarizing.  Polarizing holes and polarizing golf courses are usually the most interesting, so I feel that sweet spot when holes I’ve designed or restored create a love/hate thing from golfers.

You travel extensively to see and play courses – why is that important to you?

Studying design theory in the old architecture books is one thing.  It’s as important … well, more important, to visit the great courses of the world to get a sense of scale, locations, relationships between holes, relationships between the golf course and the clubhouse, etc.  Having a real sense of the look and feel of the best courses, and understanding how everything involved fits together in the best fashion, is very important.  You can’t get that sense from a book or photos.  I also enjoy talking with the golf course superintendents who take care of those places, to learn more about what they do, what challenges they may face with certain features or situations, etc.  At the end of the day, it’s the superintendent who makes the architect look good, without exception.

What course would you love to get your hands on for a renovation project?

A few years ago, I would have said A.V. Macan’s Fircrest in Tacoma, Washington.  But I’m fortunate to be working on a restorative-based plan there, now.  Another Macan design at Shaughnessy, in Vancouver, would be fun to restore, too.  It was one of Mr. Macan’s last courses, and biggest projects, over a career spanning six decades. He did his first course at Royal Colwood, in Victoria, British Columbia, in 1913.  Remarkably, Shaughnessy was finished about 1960, four years before he died.  Mr. Macan was a very interesting, very thoughtful guy who put a wealth of knowledge into what he called “the course I want to be remembered by”, at Shaughnessy.  His notes on Shaughnessy are fascinating, and the thought he put into some of the micro elements of that design is very admirable.  Sadly, not much of his work is left there, today.  And, it’s unlikely the course will ever be restored.  Shaughnessy’s on leased land, and the story is that lease will not be renewed in the near future.

What do you love most about practicing your craft?

Definitely being involved with the shaping and construction work.  Staying on the equipment keeps me fresh, alert, and more creative I think.  I love being involved with the guys who are most important to the realization of my ideas.   It’s extremely satisfying to have a long day on-site, with all of the guys, then have few beers afterward, talking about what we’re trying to do, and what happened that day.  This type of comradery is very important to a successful result.  I never want to be, and never will be, the guy who flies in for a few hours in a nice golf shirt, tells everyone what to do then leaves for a few weeks.  That’s not why I came to do what I’m fortunate to do.  Again, the day I’m not intimately involved with the construction process is the day I’ll need to re-question my ambitions.

What one word would you use to describe the courses you design, and why?

I’d like to use the word distinctive.  The only common characteristic shared by the world’s best courses is distinctiveness.  The uniqueness of the best courses is one of golf’s great attractions.  So, I try to do something genuinely different on every project that’s either inspired by inherent site characteristics, the design pedigree of an existing course, or a clients’ needs and desires … or a combination of these types of factors.

If you could only play one course for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?

It sounds cliche, but probably the Old Course at St. Andrews.  The Old Course is wide enough, the greens there are big enough, the ground is usually firm enough, and there’s enough interesting contour and variance of wind on that site that the Old Course really plays like a different course, day to day, more often than any other in the world that I’m aware of.  This type of variety is ideal.  Too many other courses are relatively tight and have comparatively small greens, and are located in areas where there’s not much wind, so they more often play the same, rather than different, every day.  A course that’s many courses in one depending where the pins are located on any given day, and which direction and how fast the wind’s blowing is the ideal.

What are the top 3 courses next on your list to play for the first time?

I can’t believe I haven’t played Oakmont yet.  I’ve admired that great old course from afar, forever.  I also need to get to Royal Melbourne.  That’s a huge missing link in my architectural education.  And, having been involved with Cabot Links, I’m really looking forward to getting back to Cape Breton some time this year to see and play Cabot Cliffs.  I’m a bit familiar with that site, and the course looks stunning in photos.  What else would you expect from Coore and Crenshaw and company though, right?

When you are not playing golf or building golf courses, what are you doing?

Hmmm … admittedly, I do need a few more hobbies!  I’m a big music fan.  I’m always listening to music, trying to find new music, and going to see shows when I’m at home, or when I run into the right bands during my travels.  Baseball, too.  In the summer, I love going to baseball games, especially at ballparks I haven’t seen.

Any interesting or challenging projects in process or on the horizon for you?

We’ve just started restorative-based projects at two classic A.V. Macan designs in the Seattle area that I’ve been thinking about, and dreaming about putting back together for a long time.  I’m pretty excited about these projects, at Fircrest and Inglewood Golf Clubs.  We completed five holes at Fircrest back in November last year and will be starting at Inglewood in a few weeks.  These are really interesting, unique and trailblazing designs by Mr. Macan, dating back to the early 1920s, that not only set a standard for golf architecture in the Pacific Northwest but are still relevant today.  It’s humbling to have these opportunities to showcase what Mr. Macan did for golf and course architecture, particularly in the Northwest.  This type of work also helps with my continuing education in golf architecture, which is an added benefit.


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Copyright 2015 – Jason Way, GeekedOnGolf


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Golf Course Architecture & History – A Video Archive

It is exciting to see increased discussion of golf course architecture on Golf Channel and other televised golf coverage, with Matt Ginella and Geoff Shackelford leading the way.  Perhaps some day, we will see the GCA show I argued for in this previous post – The Art of Course.

In the meantime, this video link archive has been created to be a resource for all those who want in-depth exploration of golf courses, architecture and history.  Many thanks to my collaborator Kyle Truax (on Twitter @TheTruArchitect) for his extensive contributions to this archive.  Check back regularly for updates, and see below for Kyle’s own video series TruAxioms.

A word about the format of the archive: Wherever possible, a YouTube playlist has been created for each course, and can be played right from this page.  Links to videos from sources other than YouTube have also been provided, with hyperlinks in the video titles.

If you have any clips to add, please feel free to tweet them me at @JasonWay1493 or leave them here in the comments.  Enjoy!


 GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE & HISTORY VIDEO ARCHIVE

MAJOR CHAMPIONSHIP VENUES of 2017

AugustaMastersLogo.pngTHE MASTERS – Augusta National GC

  • Hole Flyovers and photo gallery from Masters.com:

HOLE 1 – Par 4 – Tea Olive                                        HOLE 10 – Par 4 – Camellia

HOLE 2 – Par 5 – Pink Dogwood                              HOLE 11 – Par 4 – White Dogwood

HOLE 3 – Par 4 – Flowering Peach                          HOLE 12 – Par 3 – Golden Bell

HOLE 4 – Par 3 – Flowering Crab Apple                 HOLE 13 – Par 5 – Azalea

HOLE 5 – Par 4 – Magnolia                                       HOLE 14 – Par 4 – Chinese Fir

HOLE 6 – Par 3 – Juniper                                          HOLE 15 – Par 5 – Firethorn

HOLE 7 – Par 4 – Pampas                                         HOLE 16 – Par 3 – Redbud

HOLE 8 – Par 5 – Yellow Jasmine                            HOLE 17 – Par 4 – Nandina

HOLE 9 – Par 4 – Carolina Cherry                          HOLE 18 – Par 4 – Holly

ErinHillsUSOpen.pngTHE U.S. OPEN – Erin Hills

RoyalBirkdaleLogo.pngTHE OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP – Royal Birkdale GC

QuailHollowPGA.gifPGA CHAMPIONSHIP – Quail Hollow Club


U.S. OPEN VENUES

OakmontLogo.jpgOakmont Country Club

(Host: 2016, 2007, 1994, 1983, 1973, 1962, 1953, 1935, 1927)

HOLE 1 – Par 4                     HOLE 8 – Par 3

HOLE 2 – Par 4                    HOLE 9 – Par 4

HOLE 3 – Par 4                    HOLE 10 – Par 4

HOLE 4 – Par 5                    HOLE 16 – Par 3

HOLE 6 – Par 3                    HOLE 17 – Par 4

HOLE 7 – Par 4                    HOLE 18 – Par 4

Church Pews

ChambersBayUSOpenLogo.jpgChambers Bay

(Host: 2015)

HOLE 1 – Par 5                    HOLE 10 – Par 4

HOLE 2 – Par 4                   HOLE 11 – Par 4

HOLE 3 – Par 3                   HOLE 12 – Par 4

HOLE 4 – Par 5                   HOLE 13 – Par 4

HOLE 5 – Par 4                   HOLE 14 – Par 4

HOLE 6 – Par 4                   HOLE 15 – Par 3

HOLE 7 – Par 4                   HOLE 16 – Par 4

HOLE 8 – Par 5                   HOLE 17 – Par 3

HOLE 9 – Par 3                   HOLE 18 – Par 5

PinehurstNo2Logo.pngPinehurst No. 2

(Host: 2014, 2005, 1999)

MerionUSOpenLogo.jpgMerion GC

(Host: 2013, 1981, 1971, 1950, 1934)

HOLE 1 – Par 4                    HOLE 10 – Par 4

HOLE 2 – Par 4                   HOLE 11 – Par 4

HOLE 3 – Par 5                   HOLE 12 – Par 4

HOLE 4 – Par 3                   HOLE 13 – Par 4

HOLE 5 – Par 4                   HOLE 14 – Par 4

HOLE 6 – Par 3                   HOLE 15 – Par 3

HOLE 7 – Par 4                   HOLE 16 – Par 5

HOLE 8 – Par 4                   HOLE 17 – Par 3

HOLE 9 – Par 4                   HOLE 18 – Par 4

OlympicClubLogo.gifThe Olympic Club

(Host: 2012, 1998, 1987, 1966, 1955)

CongressionalUSOpenLogo.jpgCongressional CC

(Host: 2011, 1997, 1964)

PebbleBeachLogo.jpgPebble Beach Golf Links

(Host: 2019, 2010, 2000, 1992, 1982, 1972)

BethpageLogo.jpgBethpage Black

(Host: 2009, 2002)

TorreyPinesUSOpenLogoTorrey Pines

(Host: 2008)

WingedFootLogo.gifWinged Foot

(Host: 2006, 1984, 1974, 1959, 1929)

ShinnecockHillsLogo.jpgShinnecock Hills

(Host: 2018, 2004, 1995, 1986, 1896)

OlympiaFieldsLogo.jpgOlympia Fields CC

(Host: 2003, 1928)

OaklandHillsLogo.pngOakland Hills CC

(Host: 1996, 1985, 1961, 1951, 1937, 1924)

baltusrol logo.jpgBaltusrol GC

(Host: 1993, 1980, 1967, 1954, 1936, 1915, 1903)

Hole 1  – Par 5                    Hole 10 – Par 4

Hole 2 – Par 4                    Hole 11 – Par 4

Hole 3 – Par 4                    Hole 12 – Par 3

Hole 4 – Par 3                    Hole 13 – Par 4

Hole 5 – Par 4                    Hole 14 – Par 4

Hole 6 – Par 4                    Hole 15 – Par 4

Hole 7 – Par 5                    Hole 16 – Par 3

Hole 8 – Par 4                    Hole 17 – Par 5

Hole 9 – Par 3                    Hole 18 – Par 5

Hazeltine logo.jpgHazeltine National GC

(Host: 1991, 1970)

Oak-Hill logo.jpgOak Hill CC

(Host: 1989, 1968, 1956)

Hole 1  – Par 4                    Hole 10 – Par 4

Hole 2 – Par 4                    Hole 11 – Par 3

Hole 3 – Par 3                    Hole 12 – Par 4

Hole 4 – Par 5                    Hole 13 – Par 5

Hole 5 – Par 4                    Hole 14 – Par 4

Hole 6 – Par 3                    Hole 15 – Par 3

Hole 7 – Par 4                    Hole 16 – Par 4

Hole 8 – Par 4                    Hole 17 – Par 4

Hole 9 – Par 4                    Hole 18 – Par 4

Riviera logo.pngRiviera CC

(Host: 1948)

PhillyCricketLogo.jpgPhiladelphia Cricket Club

(Host: 1910, 1907)


OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP ROTA VENUES

RoyalTroonLogo.pngRoyal Troon GC

(Host: 2016, 2004, 1997, 1989, 1982, 1973, 1962, 1950, 1923)

HOLE #1 – Par 4                    HOLE #11 – Par 4

HOLE #2 – Par 4                   HOLE #14 – Par 3 

HOLE #3 – Par 4                   HOLE #15 – Par 4

HOLE #4 – Par 5                   HOLE #16 – Par 5

HOLE #8 – Par 3                   HOLE #17 – Par 3

HOLE #9 – Par 4                   HOLE #18 – Par 4

HOLE #10 – Par 4


COURSES IN NORTH AMERICA 

UNITED STATES

Arcadia Bluffs

Architects Golf Club

BayHillLogo.jpgArnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Golf Club & Lodge

(Host of Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Invitational)

Aronimink GC

Atlantic City CC

Austin CC Logo.pngAustin CC

Ballyneal GC

Baltimore CC

Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

Bandon Dunes:

Bandon Preserve:

Bandon Trails:

Old MacDonald:

Pacific Dunes:

The Punchbowl:

The Bear’s Club

Big Fish Golf Club

Blackforest GC

Bluejack National

Bryn Mawr CC

The Bull at Pinehurst Farms

Calendonia Golf & Fish Club and True Blue Golf Plantation

California GC of San Francisco

CalusaPinesLogo.jpgCalusa Pines Golf Club

Clearview Golf Club

  • 2/17/15 – USGA Museum’s exhibit: “More than a Game” – click here

Cog Hill Golf & Country Club

  • 9/14/11 – Redesign discussion on Golf Channel – click here
  • 7/15/15 – #4 Dubsdread Flyover Videos

Concession Golf & CC

CC of Fairfield

Crooked Stick Golf Club

East Lake GC

Cypress Point GC

Dormie Club

Greenbrier – The Old White TPC

Essex County CC

6/23/16 – MGAGolf: course profile and preview of the MGA Ike Championship

Forest Dunes

Forest Dunes GC – The Loop

Fort Myers CC

Four Season Golf Resort Lanai

French Lick Golf Resort

Dye Course:

Ross Course:

Friar’s Head

1/10/17 – Golf Digest’s 4 Hottest Designs – http://bit.ly/2jTveva

Gamble Sands

GCofHoustonLogo.jpgGolf Club of Houston

Golf Club of Tennessee

Harbour-Town-logo.jpgHarbour Town Golf Links

Holston Hills CC

Innisbrook Resort

Kapalua Plantation Course

Keney Park GC

Kingsley Club

Lancaster CC

Lions Municipal GC

Lookout Mountain GC

  • 10/17/14 – Hole Flyovers –

Los Angeles CC

North Course:

South Course:

  • 1/15 – 3/15 – Construction videos from Thomas Naccarato –

Part I     Part II     Part III     Part IV     Part V

Marquette Golf Club – Greywalls GC

Mid Pines GC

Minot CC

Monterey Peninsula CC

Mossy Oak GC

Mt. Prospect Golf Club

Muirfield Village GC

Palmetto GC

Pasatiempo GC

PGA National GC

Pinehurst Resort

No. 4

Pine Valley GC

Poppy Hills GC

The Prairie Club

Pronghorn Golf Resort

Nicklaus Signature Course:

Sage Run GC

Sand Hills GC

Sand Hollow Golf Resort

sandvalley_logoSand Valley Golf Resort

Scottsdale National

Sedgefield CC

Seminole GC

Sentry World GC

Shoreacres

St. Charles CC

St. Louis CC

Streamsong Golf Resort

Sweetens Cove

Sweetgrass GC

Talking Stick Golf Club

Tetherow GC

TPC Deere Run

TPC Harding Park

TPC River Highlands

  • 8/2/16 – Renovation update from The Golf Channel – click here
  • 8/2/16 – Milan Moore of PGA Tour Design talks changes from The Golf Channel – http://bit.ly/2b1vNON

TPC Sawgrass

TPC Scottsdale

Treetops Golf Resort

Trinity Forest

Troon North Golf Club

Troy Burne GC

True North Golf Club

Trump National Doral

Valhalla GC

Waialea CC

We-Ko-Pa Golf Club

Westhampton CC

Whistling Straits

Whispering Pines

Wickenberg Ranch

Wild Horse Golf Club

Winter Park CC

Wolf Creek GC


CANADA

Bear Mountain

5/29/15 – Tour from SCOREGolf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZyg-ocorKA

Cabot Cliffs

12/4/13 – Coore, Crenshaw, and Keiser on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/golden-ticket-ginella-nova-scotia-coore-crenshaw-keiser/

8/21/14 – Matt Ginella on – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-new-canadian-course/

6/17/15 – PGA of Canada drone footage of the 16th and 17th holes – https://vimeo.com/130875163

7/1/15 – Mike Keiser on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/mike-keiser-bandon-dunes-and-cabot-links/

8/13/15 – SCOREGolf grand opening tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWpmQKlL_OM&sns=em

10/1/15 – Evan Schiller flyover of the 16th hole – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlNLw9YDK1o

11/18/15 – Course tour with Golf.com – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlNLw9YDK1o

6/15/16 – Drone footage – https://youtu.be/mG1Zwyqw0sY

9/11/16 – Gorgeous Designs You’ve Gotta See: Golf Digest – https://youtu.be/vOPMQcwRpHM

Cabot Links

4/12/12 – SCOREGolf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mm_9QxT_SUs

6/27/12 – Rod Whitman & Ben Cowan-Dewar – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HVlTbb1mxo

8/20/12 – Course feature at the 5:33 mark from SCOREGolf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR-0IHZxigM

8/13/15 – SCOREGolf – https://youtu.be/292Bdt4cBq8

10/24/15 – Evan Schiller flyover of the 15th and 16th holes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaPS1zUfSxE

9/11/16 – Gorgeous Designs You’ve Gotta See: Golf Digest – https://youtu.be/vOPMQcwRpHM

12/28/16 – “A Journey Like No Other” – https://youtu.be/THVlPhl_G-I

Elmhurst Golf & CC

7/16/12 – Superintendent Daniel Ciekiewicz details course conditions and greens from Tee2Green – https://youtu.be/UEnLAhHK5hA

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

5/8/14 – Course profile from SCOREGolf – https://youtu.be/ga3jzNMApck

Glen Abbey GC

7/27/12 – Interview with Allen Hibers, director of golf, (4:57 mark) from Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/jq6WWEdcSjc

3/21/13 – Jack Nicklaus reflects back on his first solo design from ClubLink – https://youtu.be/M3tp0y1d0yo

8/9/13 – Course tour from Global News – https://youtu.be/CYNazZIUkbU

7/12/16 – ScoreGolf feature on the future of Glen Abbey and The Canadian Open – https://youtu.be/Ro5QrvUVDBI

Glen Arbour GC

2/19/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kbbdugDLUI

Granite Golf Club

5/8/15 – SCOREGolf course tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NynNRLOoxCQ

Hamilton G & CC

7/27/12 – Course preview for 2012 Canadian Open from Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/jq6WWEdcSjc

6/9/15 – Drone footage of the West Course, front nine for the RBC Canadian Open from DroneHub Media – https://youtu.be/D5lX6_3KavY

6/11/15 – Drone footage of the South Course, back nine for the RBC Canadian Open from DroneHub Media – https://youtu.be/iLn04oFNTDo

6/18/15 – Drone footage of the East Course – https://youtu.be/UJ_Ty8BSh7w

Highland Links

8/20/12 – Course feature at the 11:39 mark from SCOREGolf – https://youtu.be/nR-0IHZxigM

9/14/11 – Ian Andrew re: restoration – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7VL_30QT5s

Laval-sur-le-Lac Blue Course

7/28/16 – Insight on renovations w/ architect Ian Andrew from ScoreGolf – https://youtu.be/posM_8t7oQc

Mickelson National

11/27/15 -Windmill Golf Group: behind the scenes in development process –  https://youtu.be/aBWBJdhkze8

St. George’s Golf & Country Club

7/27/16 – Behind the scenes of maintenance from ScoreGolf – https://youtu.be/kTBP7GqRdrs

Victoria Golf Club Links

12/12/12 – Club promo video from NorthOlbo – https://youtu.be/n_1d9seDT3E

6/12/15 – Drone footage from NorthOlbo – https://youtu.be/7zJVpTyUPIM


MEXICO

Punta Espada GC

10/15/13 – Aerial tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZLRVpPLqFc


COURSES IN GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND 

SCOTLAND

Askernish GC

11/4/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujHnx91pzow

Castle Stuart

2009 – Ethos Documentary – http://www.castlestuartgolf.com/ethos.php

11/6/16 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/-JAENt4s7UY

Carnoustie Golf Links

4/24/07 – GoGolfTV Course Tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JmI2Xr3a30

6/6/08 – Hidden Links Course Tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58fOJo2U0yg

7/19/10 – Golf Course Tour – Front 9 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIMs28qhTFE

7/19/10 – Golf Course Tour – Back 9 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KrAIBevOck

Kingsbarns Golf Links

1/8/16 – Insight and overview from PerryGolf & Travel – https://youtu.be/R5Scdu4vpFA

Gullane GC

5/18/15 – Course flyover and commentary – https://youtu.be/tt-C3E2oIM8

1/31/17 – Course vlog from Scottish Golf Podcast – https://youtu.be/tI2a6f-rjjM

Machrihanish Dunes

6/25/11 – The Way Golf Began with David McLay Kidd – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Im6s58SnFlw

Nairn GC

2/27/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thsB51cmHuE

1/5/16 – Insight and overview from PerryGolf & Travel – https://youtu.be/Nmvk8cIl3w8

North Berwick GC

11/9/14 – Teeuplo TV – https://youtu.be/HEprEE2TJQE

1/27/17 – Course vlog from Scottish Golf Podcast – https://youtu.be/YAeoUiH-o7E

Prestwick GC

5/6/08 – Hidden Links Golf Tours – https://youtu.be/CDIxul7rHQw

1/6/16 – Insight and overview from PerryGolf & Travel – https://youtu.be/_Edor4qFkI8

Royal Aberdeen GC

1/18/16 – Insight and overview from PerryGolf & Travel – https://youtu.be/lsCN_Y2j-Nk

Royal Dornoch GC

11/15/10 – Course profile from Scotland Golf Courses – https://youtu.be/cknbfqS6e-4

9/29/15 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/WgNVh6jYj7A

“Celebrating 400 Years of Golf,” from CNN Living Golf – http://cnn.it/2haQNTH

St. Andrews Golf Links

Castle Course:

2/28/11 – GolfBug TV – https://youtu.be/cYxCGtFwa-0

2/5/15 – Overview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeZh9LzZ598

The Old Course:

4/16/15 – Golfing World: Prep for The Open – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u58OA_ib0jo6/6/15

6/6/15 – Virtual flyover intro – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RArZeoLXbo4

7/14/15 – Bird’s-eye view from Golf.com – https://youtu.be/DwwvDmS13gk

July 2015 – Hole flyovers

Trump Turnberry – Ailsa Course

4/21/15 – Proposed changes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPRQjC5pY2g

5/23/16 – What to expect from recent changes from Scottish Golf Podcast – https://youtu.be/Ua1SGTrVYBc

12/8/16 – Renovations overview from The Travelling Golfer – https://youtu.be/wVJfPOOnfU0


ENGLAND

Copt Heath GC

5/22/15 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/aA-VTcfvRVo

Liphook GC

9/27/16 – Course overview from MB Golf Marketing – https://youtu.be/IEqZFIN7U44

9/27/16 – Six hole tour from MB Golf Marketing – https://youtu.be/hkvo2uatFxI

Royal Lytham & St. Annes

9/16/15 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/ovJMbGc3WXI

Royal Liverpool

3/12/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K92PQyq_WQ

Royal St. George’s

2/21/17 – The Open returns in 2020 from The Golf Channel – http://bit.ly/2lMl5Ro

St. Enodoc GC

10/15/12 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/7RHFiQqhFzE

11/14/13 – Hole flyovers:

St. George’s Hill GC

9/12/13 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVlxF4_BFMg

10/8/13 – GolfBug TV – https://youtu.be/iEo2TPIstdE

Sunningdale GC

8/11/13 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/5xVpbfWeKrc

Woburn GC

4/2/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFbKe4ckh5A


IRELAND

Ardglass GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 1th hole – https://youtu.be/tK-H2WsfiK8

Ballybunion GC

6/5/08 – Course tour from Hidden Links – https://youtu.be/U4ku4-Wz2O0

Ballycastle GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 2nd hole – https://youtu.be/8DTGt3ZSn5Y

Ballyliffin Golf Club

11/28/14 – Bird’s eye view footage and club description from Peter Homer – https://youtu.be/mrQ4qN5Fers

12/16/16 – Drone footage from Perry Golf & Travel – https://youtu.be/qiK33AsgkK0

Belvoir Park GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 8th hole – https://youtu.be/UZTbHuxyHos

Cairndhu GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 2nd hole – https://youtu.be/8DTGt3ZSn5Y

Castlerock GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 8th hole – https://youtu.be/kWnAtWvOht4

Dungannon GC

5/24/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 9th hole – https://youtu.be/M9Isu1JqTAg

Galgorm Castle GC

5/24/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 13th hole – https://youtu.be/M9Isu1JqTAg

Hollywood GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 17th hole – https://youtu.be/UZTbHuxyHos

Kirkistown Castle GC

5/24/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 10th hole – https://youtu.be/0_-HLe9rZVM

Lahinch Golf Club

10/21/15 – Insight and overview from PerryGolf and Travel – https://youtu.be/8Ie3PrGWUmE

Lough Erne Resort – Faldo Championship Course

5/24/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 10th hole – https://youtu.be/M9Isu1JqTAg

Malone GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 18th hole – https://youtu.be/8DTGt3ZSn5Y

Old Head Golf Links

6/6/08 – Course tour from Hidden Links – https://youtu.be/xWyM9gGiVW8

4/13/11 –  Course tour from American Singles Golf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3i1c32Bo90

Portstewart GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 1st and 2nd holes – https://youtu.be/kWnAtWvOht4

Royal Belfast GC

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 13th hole – https://youtu.be/UZTbHuxyHos

Royal County Down GC

9/11/13 – Photo tour from Ben Sargent – https://youtu.be/VugB08TNABQ

5/22/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 4th and 9th holes – https://youtu.be/tK-H2WsfiK8

10/21/15 – Photos and course description from PerryGolf & Travel – https://youtu.be/uKQgCUQ9uaY

Royal Portrush GC

7/22/12 – Sports Inc course detail – https://youtu.be/gp-lvFWdp8o

5/24/15 – Discover Northern Ireland’s Ultimate 18: 13th and 14th holes – https://youtu.be/0_-HLe9rZVM

10/20/15 – History and detail of the 148th Open Championship from The Open – https://youtu.be/uOH5WfyBsOw

1/14/16 – Course Changes flyover – http://www.wildatlanticgolf.com/2016/01/video-first-aerial-look-at-royal.html

Waterville Golf Links

9/17/15 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/mbX2vTj0ipQ


NORTHERN IRELAND

Coming Soon…


WALES

Celtic Manor

2/26/09 – European Golf Design’s Ross McMurray – https://youtu.be/gSgJIQ8WAB4

Royal Porthcawl

7/23/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TXUXQ2RR3E


COURSES IN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND 

AUSTRALIA

Barnbougle Dunes

9/19/10 – Wandering Golfer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qK6wamAiFrs

4/30/13 – The Golf Show – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWOVQGMHTXE

3/31/15 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/t5W7A9_ybS8

Barnbougle Lost Farm

9/21/11 – History and construction – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B15oDTbULGE

4/7/12 – Construction photo tour from Keith Rhebb – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axvoDCAjUyU

11/11/15 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/uVczxxNyCTY

Bonnie Doon Golf Club

11/7/11 – GCA Forum Pt.1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkH0myFUP0E

11/7/11 – GCA Forum Pt.2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MjZvWL7NWw

2/27/14 – Stage 2 Overview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrBS1V0mpuw

4/5/12 – Bunker Shaping – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1lmkcA4ez0

8/14/13 – #9 Before and After – http://occmgolf.com/bonnie-doon-before-and-after-hole-9/

5/2/14 – Stage 2 Complete – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4FPwun6s5o

Cape Wickham Links – King Island

4/23/15 – PerryGolf & Travel: course profile – https://youtu.be/px_PMk4d1us

3/23/16 – Official Course Video – https://youtu.be/A6-zD3Nz6WQ

1/10/17 – Fox Sports Australia hosts play the course 7:47 mark – https://youtu.be/paoNITYrPzY

Commonwealth Golf Club

5/10/15 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/A3UZzYbaz1I

2/5/15 – Mike Cocking re: renovations – http://vimeo.com/118803221

Kingston Heath Golf Club

10/13/13 – Golf Getaway – https://youtu.be/T3Iy0lx0f7Q

September/November 2016 – World Cup of Golf hole profiles by Richard Macafee:

2nd          3rd          9th          11th          15th          16th

1/8/17 – Drone footage from AirSwing Media – https://vimeo.com/198310703

The Lakes GC

3/7/13 – GolfTVAustralia course tour – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdWr8lAxr3Y

Lake Karrinyup CC

2/13/17 – Pros discuss the course from The Golf Channel – http://bit.ly/2m8BmO8

Metropolitan Golf Club

9/15/14 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/u8xsHJCTX2s

The National GC

8/26/14 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/FjPxxeFjdh0

New South Wales GC

11/11/15 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/QM9TMTMdIeY

Ocean Dunes – King Island

1/10/17 – Fox Sports Australia hosts play the course – https://youtu.be/paoNITYrPzY

Peninsula Kingswood CGC

7/27/15 – OCCM re: South Course hole #10 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObHoJj5GObo

NEW – 2/2/17 – OCCM re: North Course renovation drone footage and commentary from Mike Cocking – https://youtu.be/04cCnC_N4QU

Royal Canberra GC

12/20/16 – Club redesign overhead video from OCCM – https://youtu.be/jLVHlrDPmKY

Royal Melbourne

11/14/11 – PGA Tour preview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=281SjYO5WnI

11/30/11 – Presidents Cup hole previews:

11/21/13 – GolfGetaway: RM West Course – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvHnojHHG7A

11/17/13 – Golf Getaway: RM East Course – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVHC1CO7XiI

12/12/13 – Course tour from Scott Michaux – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN379cqmoM0

9/10/14 – Aerials from Eagle I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIki7SZKQ0M


NEW ZEALAND

Cape Kidnappers GC

11/28/13 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/8Aq447b9vO8

4/6/14 – Golf Getaway Part I – https://youtu.be/x-rG6Ka3jsk

4/13-14 – Golf Getaway Part II – https://youtu.be/yiqKDOWfsSc

Kinloch Club

3/23/14 – GolfGetaway – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1PcfGFDa5hI

Kuari Cliffs GC

11/28/13 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/XxUHen3-qXA

3/2/14 – Golf Getaway Part I – https://youtu.be/1jetiDBe0OQ

3/9/14 – Golf Getaway Part II – https://youtu.be/GYOfdatHFIY

Paraparaumu Beach Golf Club

4/22/14 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/biGlHmFRR0o

Tara Iti Golf Club

9/3/15 – Photo compilation from JGrundfos – https://youtu.be/dupsz6Yh7OY

3/4/16 – Par 4 4th from the Traveling Golfer – https://youtu.be/RhtqpGhWFOU

3/4/16 – Par 4 14th from the Traveling Golfer – https://youtu.be/MSeaeldPMHY

3/4/16 – Par 3 17th from The Traveling Golfer – https://youtu.be/-JIfeyjjQic

3/4/16 – Par 5 18th from the Traveling Golfer – https://youtu.be/l4SrzFAJWIw

Titirangi Golf Club

5/17/15 – Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/4ktdRem9Xes


COURSES AROUND THE WORLD 

(Listed alphabetically by country and course)

ARGENTINA

Olivos Golf Club

1/31/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uA0NLlW6WM4

BERMUDA

Mid Ocean Club

6/4/14 – Course profile from BermudaMedia TV – https://youtu.be/D1HoYs71GuQhttps://youtu.be/D1HoYs71GuQ

9/23/16 – Teeing it up in Bermuda from Golf.com (5:00 mark) – https://youtu.be/OWXt4hr0UDk

BRAZIL

The Olympic Course

1/28/14 – Andy Reistetter course tour with Gil Hanse –

2/23/14 – Gil Hanse on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-gil-hanse-olympic-golf-course-update/

2/23/14 – Gil Hanse on In Play – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/play-feature-gil-hanse-and-2016-olympic-golf-course/

2/21/15 – Amy Alcott on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/amy-alcott-discusses-rio-olympics-course-design

8/28/15 – Gil Hanse on Morning Drive re: grow-in progress – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/hanse-olympic-course-100-percent-grown

Tee to Green w/ Frank Nobilo on The Golf Channel –

Par 4 2nd          Par 4 3rd          Par 3 4th           Par 4 7th           Par 4 9th

Par 5 10th         Par 4 11th        Par 4 12th         Par 4 13th          Par 3 14th

Par 4 16th        Par 3 17th         Par 5 18th

5/19/16 – Preview from SCOREGolf – course insight at 1:50 mark – https://youtu.be/8ru2j5Boz0A

Course tour and commentary with Gil Hanse on The Golf Channel – 

                                   Front Nine                  Back Nine

7/25/16 – Hole descriptions with Gil Hanse from Golf Digest – 

8/2/16 – Olympic preview from Golf Digest – https://youtu.be/khD1KwqEKY8

8/6/16 – Gil Hanse talks about the closing holes with Geoff Shackelford – https://youtu.be/0tyzimydT8k

8/6/16 – Gil Hanse talks bunkering with Geoff Shackelford – https://youtu.be/OrbroSy3zdI

11/28/16 – Current state of the course from The Golf Channel – http://bit.ly/2fKZbdv

BULGARIA

Thracian Cliffs

4/27/16 – Drone footage from HighVision – https://youtu.be/TukOCSCC2Y0

DENMARK

Holstebro GC

7/7/14 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/ABT0XS1AFXY

Horsholm GC

6/24/14 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/Moexw6NeR2g

Lyngbygaard GC

6/29/14 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/_U5pvdgyCH8

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

Casa de Campo: Teeth of the Dog

1/16/13 – Course detail from The A Position – https://youtu.be/HVsiShqqByQ

11/12/13 – Aerial footage from Tony Weeg – https://youtu.be/V8_ECivjnXw

3/1/14 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/5o87x5KH-GI

FRANCE

Le Golf National

8/7/14 – Golfing World – https://youtu.be/iYo5InbTZOQ

11/26/16 – Profile from LinksVideo.net – https://youtu.be/cEXwm63H4MY

St. Emilion

8/15/14 – Interview with course ownership on Golfing World – https://youtu.be/l5CDi5JNsgI

9/30/14 – Tom Doak on Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74wXlpc2DKo

10/28/15 – Interview with Tom Doak at 2:00 mark – https://youtu.be/qrv8_g8TwGI

NORWAY

Lofoten Links

12/1/16 – First hole flyover – https://youtu.be/zX_dbp1ZlEY

12/1/16 – Second hole flyover – https://youtu.be/HBt4nZyHd8Q

12/1/16 – Course flyovers – https://youtu.be/AV1wc4woJjs

12/13/16 – Third hole flyover – https://youtu.be/Wct4pTmklFY

12/15/16 – Fourth hole flyover – https://youtu.be/gRMjDKorIm4

12/19/16 – Fifth hole flyover – https://youtu.be/lIwqRu13K5Y

12/19/16 – Twelfth hole flyover – https://youtu.be/KHiTfUBanPc

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

Trump International Golf Club Dubai

2/10/14 – Gil Hanse interview profiles the course – https://youtu.be/HAzax1Teub0


 December 2013 Architects Week – Golf Channel

February 2015 Architects Week II – Golf Channel (full recap here)

 

December 2015 – Architecture Week III – Golf Channel


 ARCHITECTS/PARTNERSHIPS/DESIGN FIRMS

BILL AMICK

6/15/10 – How much land to build a golf course? – https://youtu.be/4nSbFgXofsA

9/6/11 – Reception of Distinguished Service Award from ASGCA – https://youtu.be/PUVIzUCTrPA

IAN ANDREW

6/10/11 – Interview re: Highland Links – https://youtu.be/t5ew_NJmsug

12/21/11 – Vlog on technology – https://youtu.be/rItiuTza5jc

9/6/12 – Interview on Ottawa Morning Live – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toPkAjfq4vY

7/22/13 – Canadian Golf Magazine re: his background in GCA – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow00VEk8Rrk

OCCM: GEOFF OGILVY / MIKE CLAYTON / MIKE COCKING / ASHLEY MEAD

2/13/12 – How OCCM works – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfxl_P50c3g

Ogilvy

2/16/12 – OCCM Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TdNkVynBHw

Clayton

2/16/12 – OCCM Interview  – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD5izPoTMEQ

9/4/13 – Ranfurlie Golf Club insight and renovation presentation – https://youtu.be/8mS4QcBzkR0

11/25/13 – Interview with Golf Australia re: Royal Sydney GC –

2/11/14 – Interview with Golf Australia re: Victoria GC – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LD1OpsZj9Xw

11/27/14 – Interview with Golf Australia re: Australian GC –

2/18/15 – Interview with Golf Australia re: Royal Melbourne – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDjpdC81tmE

Cocking

2/16/12 – OCCM Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnATJbPFt8U

6/29/15 – Round Table Meeting re: Commonwealth GC and The Sandbelt courses – https://vimeo.com/132082652

10/14/16 – Detailing of the 4th green at Bonnie Doon – https://youtu.be/Hnt-sLxbUKk

Mead

2/16/12 – OCCM Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLbXk3BbEyU

COORE & CRENSHAW: BILL COORE / BEN CRENSHAW

Coore

4/6/12 – Interview on WSJ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Z50AHMf5IA

August, 2012 – PBS: Golf’s Grand Design – http://video.pbs.org/video/2245002519/

5/1/14 – New Courses vs. Restorations – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YR3j1hivER8

6/10/14 – Interview on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-getting-know-bill-coore/

6/17/14 – Interview on renovation of Pinehurst #2 and future impact from Golfdom TV – https://youtu.be/BfX7kjMNdbI

3/7/16 – Interview re: Streamsong on Fairways of Life – https://youtu.be/Cmrv9IhO4EM

Crenshaw

11/19/14 – Interview on Morning Drive re: Cabot Cliffs, Trinity Forest, Sand Valley – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-crenshaw-talks-cabots-cliffs-design-efforts/

JONATHAN DAVISON / CREATE GOLF

4/28/16 – Marketing video – https://youtu.be/FmCWTkRuFT0

MIKE DEVRIES

3/3/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Diamond Springs GC – https://youtu.be/pZVf1QzznTk

3/8/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Cape Wickham – https://youtu.be/tt10a0GP0LE

3/29/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Pilgrims Run GC – https://youtu.be/OS82BRRL1qE

4/1/16 – Michigan Golfer re: The Kingsley Club – https://youtu.be/SicTCYwngpk

4/3/16 – Michigan Golfer re: The Mines GC – https://youtu.be/qR8GsIDNcSU

4/3/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Greywalls – https://youtu.be/6UBFW7zcgpw

8/12/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Greywalls – https://youtu.be/jM7He7se-vU

TOM DOAK / RENAISSANCE DESIGN

12/15/07 – Michigan Golfer re: High Pointe – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1Ef64EjCSs

10/6/11 – Michigan Golfer re: Marygrove College Practice Course – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtX0mc6vtPQ

2/20/12 – Michigan Golfer re: Cape Kidnappers, Black Forest, Golf in China – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCCaenUorno

August, 2012 – PBS: Golf’s Grand Design – http://www.pbs.org/video/2245493846/

12/11/13  – Golf Central re: Medinah renovation – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/golf-central-course-renovations-medinah/

6/7/14 – Golfing World – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJZs-9XSAro

3/22/16 – Discussion on Greens Designs from MGA – https://youtu.be/2h77rlPV77A

PETE DYE

2008 – Induction into WGHOF – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwROYkG2mI

5/21/09 – Caesarea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soZEIsShImQ

4/21/12 – Thoughts on Harbour Town Golf Links – https://youtu.be/ZAEMKU2AeHM

August, 2012 – PBS: Golf’s Grand Design – http://www.pbs.org/video/2245473113/

4/24/13 – 60 Minutes – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tkv0IzVK7FE

8/19/13 – Interview on design philosophies and book, “Bury me in a Pot Bunker” from Florida Golf Magazine – https://youtu.be/WkyOj7UhFKQ

12/2/13 – Written thoughts on Old Marsh Golf Club – https://youtu.be/ec-efZKnfNQ

12/18/13 – Written thoughts on The Dye Preserve – https://youtu.be/q5rhJE_24_w

12/21/13 – Written thoughts on Teeth of the Dog at Casa de Campo – https://youtu.be/b2lpCDX2VuA

10/1/14 – Ford Plantation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtDs6qtGhlI

11/4/14 – Long Cove GC honors Pete and Alice – https://youtu.be/rDNnoa8_dBA

12/29/14 – Back9Network – http://bit.ly/2cJ9WJg

TOM FAZIO

Fazios on Trump’s World of Golf – http://bit.ly/2dgDfrU

7/8/13 – Interview from Golfdom TV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceaYYrZBOYw

RON FORSE

2/15/12 – Bunker construction and maintenance at Ohio Turf Grass Foundation Spring Tee-Off – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hXxIJdfxd0

KYLE FRANZ

12/10/16 – Matt Ginella’s Top 50 Public Courses interview on #18 Mid Pines – http://bit.ly/2h9TJCe

GIL HANSE

Earth Day – Golf Channel – click here

9/24/14 – Interview from Golfdom TV on supers and maintenance – https://youtu.be/NEriA2LNTiI

8/28/15 – Morning Drive re: Ross & Tillinghast – click here

3/7/16 –  Interview re: Streamsong on Fairways of Life (14:10 mark) – https://youtu.be/Cmrv9IhO4EM

8/2/16 – Interview on Callaway Live 16:40 mark – https://youtu.be/0Hj24J0WpXo

8/25/16 – Interview on French Creek GC from InsideGolf TV – https://youtu.be/8s0IHUdU_eo

9/2/16 – Gil talks Rio Olympic course on InsideGolf TV – https://youtu.be/1I8KwVhgn4I

11/16/16 – Interview re: Royal Sydney redevelopment from Golf Australia – https://youtu.be/wsNpvgxNiwQ

12/9/16 – Interview w/ Geoff Shackelford re: future projects – http://bit.ly/2h9LQwE

MIKE HURDZAN

3/9/13 – Old Tom Morris Award acceptance speech from Chris Hurdzan – https://youtu.be/FIYegR520lI

11/6/13 – Old Tom Morris Award honoring from GCSAATV – https://youtu.be/f1KZhA857VU

4/28/15 – First Annual USGA Golf Architecture Symposium – https://youtu.be/yuaV4sZoMIY

REES JONES

8/13/12 – Interview with Golfdom TV on prep for 2011 U.S. Open at Congressional – https://youtu.be/WS1csyxPBGY

10/10/12 – Squawk Box – http://www.reesjonesinc.com/rees-jones-squawk-box.php

12/12/12 – Interview from Golfdom TV – https://youtu.be/9r1qEienDfs

Haig Point – http://www.reesjonesinc.com/haig-point/video-rees-jones-interview.php

1/22/16 – Inside Golf TV interview – https://youtu.be/OzUL9ZIuAuY

11/28/16 – Economics and challenges of golf course design from The Golf Channel – http://bit.ly/2gAAUrT

ROBERT TRENT JONES JR.

3/18/14 – Poppy Hills reno, Chambers Bay, and design challenges – https://youtu.be/ZSoQ5FIwJN0

7/29/15 – Morning Drive re: reflections on US Open, etc. –

ROBERT TRENT JONES SR.

2/8/17 – A 1987 interview from Michigan Golfer for grand opening of Treetops – https://youtu.be/sKB_wFZ1zHI

DAVID MCLAY KIDD

August, 2012 – PBS: Golf’s Grand Design – http://video.pbs.org/video/2245046369/

10/26/12 – GoGolfandTravel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoK8jR1SMTk

1/20/14 – His work and the Rolling Hills renovation –

12/8/16 – Matt Ginella’s Top 50 Public courses interview – http://bit.ly/2hiMTIA

TOM LEHMAN

10/2/08 – Thoughts on The Dunes Course at the Prairie Club – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgXBFSStHU

8/10/16 – More thoughts on The Dunes Course at The Prairie Club – https://youtu.be/Gte0lX7U1fI

GREG MARTIN

6/20/16 – Oak Meadows renovation insight on Golf360 TV – https://youtu.be/yB8cgRLOp2w

W. BRUCE MATTHEWS

12/8/15 – Jerry Mathews details his father’s life and career on Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/mNExfl-WNpc

JEFF MINGAY

July, 2012 – Presentation to The Derrick Club re: renovation

8/26/14 – Discusses bunker and tee box renovations at Victoria GC Links – https://youtu.be/oq5qSAXETao

11/9/15 – Discusses bunker renovations at Victoria GC Links – https://youtu.be/BRmGX6syLig

6/7/16 – Thoughts on Victoria Links GC and architecture – https://vimeo.com/169232569

KELLY BLAKE MORAN

8/9/13 – Golf in India – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9wfBvSpPug

JACK NICKLAUS

8/11/10 – Golf Digest – http://video.golfdigest.com/watch/the-course-that-jack-built-valhalla-gc

9/10/10 – Jack Nicklaus hole-by-hole commentary of JN Golf Club Korea – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INYgvs-AoQA

7/5/11 – Conversations with the Golden Bear – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IXPd47h1cKQ

11/13/11 – Concession Opening Special on Golf Channel – http://vimeo.com/32026266

9/24/12 – Jack’s Favorite 18 Open Championship Holes – https://youtu.be/Bue_7evXi2U

2/8/13 – Jack talks about his future signature course at Baha Mar, Bahamas – https://youtu.be/vnflGJH51lg

12/12/14 – “I’m known as the guy who ruined Cabo.” – Bloomberg TV – https://youtu.be/7ghy_A2FBY8

2/3/15 – Design philosophy and insight into Jack Nicklaus Golf Club Korea from PGA Tour – https://youtu.be/BV9Gs32hLMY

GREG NORMAN

6/18/12 – GCSAA TV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0XjWwo2Qhd4

3/19/13 – Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-greg-norman-interview-0/

KYLE PHILLIPS 

April-May 2015 – RCG LasBrisas Renovation:

Renovation Plan presentation Part I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37aM5wNGWVk

Renovation Plan presentation Part II – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPx1_MCTw6g

Commentary – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lE3CGeymVk

Front Nine Flyover Part I

Front Nine Flyover Part II

Back Nine Construction Flyover – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NijGbYeqTFM

2/1/16 – Re: Yas Links – https://youtu.be/AFyBYYd7EEc

7/6/16 – Re: The Grove – https://youtu.be/jvUbKNFrDoc

NICK PRICE

9/25/11 – Design philosophy, approach and passions – https://youtu.be/KUcMuVGCfW8

DAVID J. RUSSELL / IAN WOOSNAM

8/29/16 – Interview on design philosophies from Holden Golf World – https://youtu.be/jkybRSyQuBY

STEVE SMYERS

12/28/16 – Michigan Golfer re: Lochenheath GC – https://youtu.be/AcnMo5NYxgM

12/30/15 – Michigan Golfer re: ASGCA challenges and his courses – https://youtu.be/wTWS6EsUKZM

12/31/15 – Michigan Golfer re: Old Memorial GC – https://youtu.be/fQFDU8nrHhE

ANDY STAPLES

11/27/12 – Interview with Golfdom TV – https://youtu.be/EMtMgbtyxLY

2/27/14 – Interview on HookedOnGolf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSHtS9A4L2I

5/28/15 – Staples Golf philosophy – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZVG6IAyydg

8/25/15 – Community Links Concept – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7v6k9PcnVdc&feature=youtu.be

12/21/15 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation footage – https://youtu.be/AXfPOCbMlTk

4/29/16 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation footage Part II – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3M8XU1bQMN0&feature=share

5/25/16 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation interview along with thoughts from Bradley Klein on Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/0wZCbZSA8Sk

6/25/16 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation update Part III – https://youtu.be/h9UgCFSd3AU

8/3/16 – “The Rebirth of Meadowbrook CC” on Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/oi3zksNxbPc

8/14/16 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation update Part IV – https://youtu.be/MtLpp4aK4yg

8/28/16 – Meadowbrook CC Renovation update on Michigan Golfer – https://youtu.be/Dzs62aOZ-p4

JASON STRAKA

1/30/14 – DevotedGolfer.TV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=917ez2_R1O4

MIKE STRANTZ

2002 – Design Philosophy, Silver Creek Project –

2/4/14 – Interview re: Silver Creek Valley project from ArtietheK – https://youtu.be/bHumUkJuP8o

2/4/14 – Interview re: the environment from ArtietheK – https://youtu.be/O69mjN0csps

2/21/14 – Hole-by-hole/before & after descriptions holes 1-10 from ArtietheK – https://youtu.be/dZ40jkuTt3M

2/24/14 – Hole-by-hole/before & after descriptions holes 11-19 from ArtietheK – https://youtu.be/NFrnT8rAxkQ

STANLEY THOMPSON

8/14/12 – Thompson’s legacy w/ commentary from Ian Andrew from SCOREGolf – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y-AECJSBqk

8/14/14 – Thompson’s best courses from SCOREGolf – https://youtu.be/Auo19DYs_Dk

JIM URBINA

4/16/15 – re: Pete Dye & Harbor Town – http://bit.ly/1EVRpEh

ROSS WATSON

11/9/14 –  How to design a golf course from Golf Getaway – https://youtu.be/2XE5hMdtF8o

BEAU WELLING

5/29/15 – “Our services” – https://youtu.be/Etj8nY7wlnk

5/29/15 – “Our story” – https://youtu.be/_GfN3JXu1tU

4/13/16 – “The Sessions: Who Are We” – https://youtu.be/0VDS7P8Coxg

4/20/16 – “The Sessions: Meet Beau” – https://youtu.be/X-Xa6yaE_zc

4/22/16 – “The Sessions: How we’ve Evolved” – https://youtu.be/AOt0Tt19DQQ

5/6/16 – “The Sessions: Golf at a Crossroads” – https://youtu.be/8lt0L5t-7qU

5/18/16 – “The Sessions: The Importance of Playability” – https://youtu.be/sVP2X_zdTxI

6/21/16 – “The Sessions: The Value of Skills Courses” – https://youtu.be/6MwmS6UZKE0

7/19/16 – University of South Carolina Practice Facility – https://youtu.be/jVzeqf9QWP4

TIGER WOODS

12/19/14 – Views on El Cardinal at Diamante via ESPN.com – http://espn.go.com/golf/story/_/id/11988749/tiger-woods-jack-nicklaus-take-differing-paths-golf-course-design-golf


 COMMENTATORS/CONSULTANTS/GCA PUNDITS & MISCELANNEA

Matt Ginella

11/3/14 – Re: Trinity Forest – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/trinity-forest-being-built-dallas/

1/20/15 – Re: Jack Nicklaus designs – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/matt-ginellas-6-10-top-nicklaus-courses/

2/1/15 – Re: Treetops, Torrey Pines, Cruden Bay – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/matt-ginella-discusses-several-golf-course-changes/

4/14/15 – Harbour Town History & Design – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ginella-talks-harbour-town-golf-links-course-design/

4/16/15 -Harbour Town History – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ginella-history-harbour-town-golf-links/

4/22/15 – Coore & Crenshaw walking Top of the Rock with Matt Ginella – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/coore-and-crenshaw-course-walkthrough/

7/12/15 – Re: Saving Goat Hill Park – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/saving-goat-hill-park

7/22/15 – Re: Stanley Thompson – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ginella-stanley-thompson-and-banff-springs/

8/31/15 – Re: Alister Mackenzie – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ginella-classic-design-traits-alister-mackenzie

10/30/15 – Update on golf development in the Scottish Highlands – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/ginella-keiser-building-new-course-scotland/

12/1/15 – Discussion re: what makes a golf course great – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/keys-determine-great-course/

December 2015 – Ginella’s Top 50 Courses You Can Play –


Geoff Shackelford

10/19/14 – Geoff Shackelford on Morning Drive re: Tillinghast induction into WGHoF, Evans Scholars – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/morning-drive-world-golf-hall-fame-greatest-snub/

2/28/15 – Geoff Shackelford with Rhett Evans, CEO GCSAA – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/shackelford-talks-rhett-evans-about-growth-golf-industry/

3/16/15 – Geoff Shackelford on Morning Drive re: Donald Trump aesthetic shift – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/donald-trump-discusses-change-course-aesthetics/

6/1/15 – Geoff Shackelford on Callaway Live – http://bit.ly/1LOF9rx

7/13/15 – Geoff Shackelford re: AW Tillinghast WGHOF induction – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/shackelford-talks-tillinghast-davies-st-andrews/

7/15/15 – Geoff Shackelford re: changes to The Old Course – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/geoff-shackelford-changes-old-course/

UnShackeled:


Kyle Truax

Golf TruAxioms:

This video series is my chance to share unbiased, real, and honest testimonial on all things, golf.  Topics mostly cover golf course architecture, but also may include issues on professional golf, golf instruction, equipment, golf travel, etc.  And of course, all videos take place from the seat of my mini-van, “White Lightning.”


World Golf Hall of Fame

2005 – Tribute to Alister MacKenzie by Ben Crenshaw – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI4yPzvXMDw

2007 – Tribute to C.B. Macdonald by David Fay – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Rp5EN7PBn8

8/5/13 – Tribute to Willie Park Jr. by John Hopkins – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZwROYkG2mI


Philadelphia GolfClubAtlas Gatherings

(videos courtesy of Matt Frey, PGA) @MFreyPGA

2008 –

3/21/15 –


Erik Larson / Brandon Johnson

2/9/12 –  Lonnie Poole GC NC State University – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rzWHSDC4YU


The ASGCA

2/13/13 – Interview with Director of Public Relations, Mark Whitney on Michigan Golfer – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ZK0OnWS-U


Michael Dasher

4/13/13 – On Golf Central re: ASGCA meeting, Dubsdread, sustainability – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/green-week-course-architect-michael-dasher/


Bradley Klein

3/30/14 – 2014 Golf Summit – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nh3ZvVNUFtI

3/25/15 – 2015 MGA/USGA Green Chairman Seminar – https://youtu.be/oaZu7NG5xQA


Cob Carlson

6/8/14 –


Robert S. Macdonald

11/10/14 – Best Golf Books re: Crenshaw, Jones, Wind and Darwin – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjnz90t6YUE

11/14/14 – Best Golf Books re: GCA and Design – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OK6uYZqkiyU


ScoreGolf Top 100 of 2016 Canadian Golf Courses

#100-81               #80-51               #50-21               #20-11               #10-4               #3-1


Bob Trebus

11/11/14 – Bob Trebus on Best Golf Books re: A.W. Tillinghast – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvTlzJICQ08


Ron Whitten

1/14/15 – On Morning Drive –

3/22/13 – On Charlie Rose – http://video.golfdigest.com/watch/ron-whitten-talks-architecture-with-charlie-r


100 Years of the Met Open 

8/14/15 – The golf courses of the Met Open – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heswt_YBzN8&feature=youtu.be

8/21/15 – Winged Foot – East Course – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C-spoiTcvJM&feature=youtu.be

8/26/15 – Winged Foot / Met Open history on Morning Drive – http://www.golfchannel.com/media/winged-foot-golf-club-hosts-100th-met-open-championship


Water Week on Morning Drive

November, 2015 – 


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