It wasn't a boom, but it wasn't a bust either. The year in golf design started with a Streamsong splash and finishes with a Trump two-step. Along the way, several courses with, shall we say, long gestation periods finally opened for play. Quantity is still down, but quality has never been better.
Augusta hasn't been called the most revolutionary golf course, though it has been called the most "evolutionary." For the first time you can view a succession of detailed diagrams that show every change made to every hole on the course.
Excepted from "Golf's Grand Design: The Evolution of Golf Architecture in America," written by Golf Digest's architecture editor Ron Whitten and golf architect Bob Cupp. View rare sketches and diagrams of golf holes--some never before published--by past and present golf architects.