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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Recap of this year's Best Course and architecture awards

I have to disagree with GD's choices for their "Best New" awards in some areas. They missed big by not including Pradera as a best new Private and Monterey Peninsula Country Club as a best redeisgn this year. Here were my votes, click on the link for a more detailed review:

Best New Public Course - Lakota Canyon Ranch, Newcastle, CO (Jim Engh) Scroll below for details

Best Renovation or Redesign - Monterey Peninsula Country Club (Shore Course), (Mike Strantz)

Best old school private design played THIS year - Crystal Downs C.C., Frankfort, MI (Alistair Mackenzie)

Best new private design - The Club at Pradera, Parker, CO (Jim Engh), runner-up Black Rock C.C., Boston, MA (Brian Silva)

Best Hole - #4 at Black Rock, (Silva) runner-up #10 at Pradera (Engh)

Best course overall - Pacific Dunes, Bandon, OR, (Tom Doak)

Best conditioning - Red Tail, Devens, MA (Brian Silva)

Architect of the Year - Mike Strantz


Anonymous Mike Sweeney said...


I am glad that Red Tail was "Best Conditioned." They had some problems with the greens when I was there, but it is a bold design by Silva.

6:21 PM  
Blogger dave said...

So many good courses so little time!

2:19 PM  

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