Who are the designers of golf's greatest courses?

Who are the designers of golf’s greatest courses?

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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.


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

COURSEDESIGNER
Augusta National Golf ClubAlister Mackenzie and Bobby Jones
Oakmont Country ClubHenry Fownes
Pebble Beach Golf LinksJack Neville and Douglas Grant
TPC SawgrassPete Dye
Pinehurst No. 2Donald Ross
Pine Valley Golf ClubGeorge Crump and Harry S. Colt
Shinnecock Hills Golf ClubWilliam Flynn
National Golf Links of AmericaC.B. Macdonald
Old White TPCC.B. Macdonald
Cypress Point ClubAlister Mackenzie
Merion (East Course)Hugh Wilson
Winged Foot (West)A.W. Tillinghast
Fishers IslandSeth Raynor and Charles Banks
Sand HillsBill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Seminole Country ClubDonald Ross
Chicago Golf ClubC.B. Macdonald, then Seth Raynor
Muirfield Village Golf ClubJack Nicklaus
Harbour Town Golf LinksPete Dye and Jack Nicklaus
Oakland Hills Country Club (South)Donald Ross
Pacific DunesTom Doak
Kiawah Island (Ocean Course)Pete Dye
Whistling Straits (Straits Course)Pete Dye
Friar's HeadBill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Riviera Country ClubGeorge C. Thomas
Los Angeles Country Club (North Course)George C. Thomas
Shadow CreekTom Fazio
The Olympic Club (Lake Course)Sam Whiting
St. Andrews (Old Course)Old Tom Morris
CarnoustieOld Tom Morris
Royal County DownHarry S. Colt
Royal PortrushHarry S. Colt
Royal MelbourneAlister Mackenzie
Streamsong RedBill Coore and Ben Crenshaw
Streamsong BlueTom Doak

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