Extended Interiews

A Conversation with Pete and Alice Dye

Legendary course architects Pete and Alice Dye talk about how they got started in golf course architecture, how they work together, what each brings to the creative process, Alice's interest in designing courses that suit women and average golfers, and how they have worked together so well for over 60 years. The interview takes place at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indianapolis, on of the first courses they designed.

Jack Nicklaus on Golf Course Architecture

Championship golfer and golf course architect Jack Nicklaus talks about his approach to golf course design, including how his playing career influenced his course design approach. Nicklaus talks about making each course aesthetically pleasing and making sure each design is fair, fun, and playable for golfers at all skill levels.

Jack Nicklaus on the Future of Golf

Championship golfer and golf course architect Jack Nicklaus talks about the challenges facing the game including the high cost of playing golf, the amount of time it takes to play a round of golf, the challenges many average players face playing difficult courses, and the competition from other entertainment sources, especially for young people.

Extended Interview with Tom Doak

Golf course architect Tom Doak, who built two of the courses at Bandon Dunes, is one of the primary advocates of the minimalist approach to course design. In this extended interview Doak talks about how he got interested in golf course architect, how an internship in college allowed him to study courses in Scotland, and the influence those Scottish course designs have had on his career.

 

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Pete and Alice Dye with course plans


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Jack Nicklaus in helicopter over Viveros Resort


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Jack Nicklaus in helicopter over Viveros Resort


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Jack Nicklaus teeing off at The Masters


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Tom Doak's course under construction at Streamsong Resort, built on a former phosphate mining site in Polk County, Florida, located between Tampa and Orlando