A recent survey by GOLF WORLD magazine listed the PGA Tour players’ top ten courses … I was pleasently surprised.
They picked the older, shorter, classic courses – the courses where you have to hit shots – not just bomb it and make some putts. Number one was Augusta National – maybe obvious, but still a great pick. Number two was Harbour Town – very surprising to me – I love Harbour Town, it’s short for a Tour course and has little greens, and you have to work the ball – you can’t just slug it. From there it’s: Riviera, Pebble Beach, Colonial, Muirfield Village, Shaughnessy, Aronimink, Innisbrook, and Congressional.
That’s great sign for the future of golf. Very often Tour players design courses because course owners want to use their famous names – so if these guys value the good courses, hopefully we’ll see more quality courses in the future.