Who is considered the best golf course designer? 1. Pete Dye. Born into a family of golf course designers, Pete Dye followed in his father’s footsteps to become one of the most famous golf architects in the country.
Who is the greatest golf course architect? Tom Fazio. Tom Fazio has been voted as one of the best modern day golf architects, his creations at PGA National, Pinehurst Resort and Kiawah Island are all ranked within the Top 100 Courses.
Who designed golf courses? Old Tom Morris, the “Grandfather of Golf”, was an innovator in greenskeeping and many modern golf course design techniques. Old Tom Morris got his start apprenticing for Allan Robertson and the pair worked together on a ten-hole design Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland in 1842.
How much does it cost to have Jack Nicklaus design a golf course? If you’re a golf course architect and your name is Jack Nicklaus or Arnold Palmer, you can charge about $1 million more than anyone else to create a golf course.