Who are the designers of golf's greatest courses?

Who are the designers of golf’s greatest courses?



Augusta National. Pine Valley. St. Andrews' Old Course. Pebble Beach. Oakmont. These are just some of the greatest golf courses in the world, and they're among the best known among golfers and golf fans alike. They're bucket-list places because their architects were designers of brilliant golf courses, with unforgettable holes, a challenging routing and incredible views.

However, you might not know who designed the courses that you want to play, including those you see on TV, particularly at major championships and big PGA Tour events.

So, we've put together an easy guide to look up who designed your favorite courses.



COURSE DESIGNER
Augusta National Golf Club Alister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones
Oakmont Country Club Henry Fownes
Pebble Beach Golf Links Jack Neville and Douglas Grant
TPC Sawgrass Pete Dye
Pinehurst No. 2 Donald Ross
Pine Valley Golf Club George Crump and Harry S. Colt
Shinnecock Hills Golf Club William Flynn
National Golf Links of America C.B. Macdonald
Old White TPC C.B. Macdonald
Cypress Point Club Alister Mackenzie
Merion (East Course) Hugh Wilson
Winged Foot (West) A.W. Tillinghast
Fishers Island Seth Raynor and Charles Banks
Sand Hills Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Seminole Country Club Donald Ross
Chicago Golf Club C.B. Macdonald, then Seth Raynor
Muirfield Village Golf Club Jack Nicklaus
Harbour Town Golf Links Pete Dye and Jack Nicklaus
Oakland Hills Country Club (South) Donald Ross
Pacific Dunes Tom Doak
Kiawah Island (Ocean Course) Pete Dye
Whistling Straits (Straits Course) Pete Dye
Friar's Head Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Riviera Country Club George C. Thomas
Los Angeles Country Club (North Course) George C. Thomas
Shadow Creek Tom Fazio
The Olympic Club (Lake Course) Sam Whiting
St. Andrews (Old Course) Old Tom Morris
Carnoustie Old Tom Morris
Royal County Down Harry S. Colt
Royal Portrush Harry S. Colt
Royal Melbourne Alister Mackenzie
Streamsong Red Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Streamsong Blue Tom Doak



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