Thursday, July 11, 2013

Top 100 per Architects

Top 100 per Architects


Golf Course Architecture Magazine polled over 240 architects in 28 countries to determine which courses they would have liked to design.  The top 5 is yet to be released as of tonight, 6-100 is listed as they  voted and were tabulated.  I have no idea why the list came out this way, but I believe that famous again played a big part.


The top 5 are yet to come, but as I guess(ed) them ....
1. Cypress Point                   
2. Pine Valley
3. National Golf Links of America
4. Old Course at St. Andrews
5. ANGC
 As listed (Final)
1. Old Course at St. Andrews
2. Cypress Point                   
3. Pine Valley
4. ANGC
4. National Golf Links of America

So I got a couple switched.  Famous and influential, isn’t that what architects want to be?
The Old Course and Pine Valley are collaborations, of course they will be at the top. I thought CPC would be up there because it was such a special property.

Harry Colt is the overall "Most Admired architect as I see it.  Adam will have full statistics.  More later including the link to download the .pdf (25 pages worth!)


The rest:
6. Royal County Down
7. Shinnecock Hills
8. Pebble Beach
9. Royal Dornoch
10. Royal Melbourne (West)
11. Muirfield
12. Turnberry (Ailsa)
13. Ballybunion (Old)
14. Oakmont
15. Pinehurst (No. 2)
16. Sand Hills
17. Royal Portrush (Dunluce)
18. North Berwick
19. Kingsbarns
20. Pacific Dunes
21. Merion (East)
22. Sunningdale (Old)
23. Lahinch (Old)
24. Carnoustie
25. Kingston Heath
26. Royal Birkdale
27. Royal St George’s
28. San Francisco
29. Cruden Bay
30. Seminole
31. Winged Foot (West)
32. Crystal Downs
33. Kiawah Island (Ocean)
34. Prairie Dunes
35. TPC Sawgrass (Stadium)
36. Portmarnock
37. Gleneagles (King’s)
38. Muirfield Village
39. Riviera
40. Swinley Forest
41. Royal Troon
42. Chicago
43. New South Wales
44. Castle Stuart
45. Valderrama
46. Bethpage (Black)
47. Whistling Straits (Straits)
48. Metropolitan
49. Friar’s Head
50. Tobacco Road
51. Walton Heath (Old)
52. Royal Aberdeen
53. Sunningdale (New)
54. Morfontaine
55. Utrecht De Pan
56. St Andrews (New)
57. Spyglass Hill
58. Royal Liverpool
59. Prestwick
60. Maidstone
61. Barnbougle Dunes
62. Woodhall Spa (Hotchkin)
63. Trump International
64. Royal Cinque Ports
65. Casa De Campo (Teeth of the Dog)
66. Western Gailes
67. Machrihanish
68. Noordwijk
69. Mid Ocean Club
70. Royal Lytham & St Annes
71. Cape Kidnappers
72. Los Angeles (North)
73. The Country Club
74. Shoreacres
75. The European Club
76. Harbour Town
77. Formby
78. The Island
79. Baltusrol (Lower)
80. Monterey Peninsula (Shore)
81. St George’s
82. Saunton (East)
83. Pasatiempo
84. Bandon Trails
85. Chantilly (Vineuil)
86. Rye
87. The Berkshire (Blue)
88. Cabo Del Sol (Ocean)
89. St George’s Hill
90. Wentworth (West)
91. Capilano
92. Fishers Island
93. Loch Lomond
94. The Kinloch Club
95. Olympic Club (Lake)
96. Torrey Pines (South)
97. Peachtree
98. Shadow Creek
99. The Honors Course

100. Woking