GOLF WORLD | Top 100 Golf Courses in Scotland

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A delightful juxtaposition of old and new in the upper echelons of the list highlights the rich diversity and vibrancy of golf in the country.

A couple of years ago, we sat down for an interview with the renowned American golf course architect Tom Fazio while he was visiting Waterville in Ireland for the club’s popular World Invitational Father & Son Golf Tournament. At one point, during our lengthy conversation over breakfast, we asked Fazio what he thought the legendary designers of the 19th and 20th centuries would make of the expansive nature of some modern golf courses and their extravagant and expensive methods of construction. Fazio pondered the question for a few moments before replying, “You think for one minute somebody like an A W Tillinghast wouldn’t have jumped at the chance of using a D5 if he could?”

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