This might be the most important new golf course of 2017
Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw's stunning Sand Valley is inspired by Pine Valley and Sand Hills
Still not enough new courses to warrant New Public and New Private categories, so the 15 new courses nominated for consideration competed in a single Best New Courses race. But with 85 remodeled courses nominated, we decided to split our Best New Remodel survey into three categories to reflect the wide range of projects in today’s design industry. Major Remodel involves a total redesign with little regard to the original architecture. Renovation improves a design but sticks to the original routing. Restoration strives to honor the original architecture. What about “blow-up” jobs, where an existing course is so drastically altered (“blown up”) that it hardly resembles the original? That was up to each architect and individual club to decide whether to compete as a Best New candidate or Best Major Remodel. Related: Sand Valley is America's Best New Course
Trinity Forest's ridges and ripples will test the pros
Liberty National, once a superfund site and butt of jokes, is ready for action.
How the Charlotte club pulled off its crazy plan to overhaul an already PGA Tour-caliber course and make it fit for a major championship in just 15 months