A Time Line of Golf Course Architecture

1848

  • Gutta ball introduced

1850

Old Tom Morris

1860

The Old Course at St. Andrews

Richard Chambers and George Morris

1880

1890

Willie Campbell

Willie Fernie

Devereux Emmet

Harold Finch-Hatton and W.H. More

Harry Hunter

1900

Walter Travis

Willie Park, Jr.

Stuart Paton

Haskell (rubber-core) ball introduced in 1902

The Foulis Brothers

Herbert Fowler

George Combe

Harry Colt

Henry C. Fownes

James Braid

Charles Blair Macdonald

1910

J.F. Abercromby

George Crump

Donald Ross

A.W.Tillinghast

Seth Raynor

Herbert Strong

1920

Alister Mackenzie

Charles Hugh Alison

George Thomas

Stanley Thompson

H. Chandler Egan

William Flynn

Stiles & Van Kleek

Skip Wogan

William Langford and Theodore Moreau

Alex Findlay

Tom Simpson

Major C. K. Hutchison

Sir Guy Campbell

Perry Maxwell

Charles Banks

Fred Findlay

 

1930

Eric Apperly

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1946

Alex Russell

1950

Robert Trent Jones, Sr.

Press Maxwell

Ralph Plummer

1960

Ellis Maples

Pete Dye

Robert Von Hagge

Red Lawrence

 

1970

Eddie Hackett

1980

Ed Seay

Jack Nicklaus

Tom Fazio

1990

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw

Tom Doak

Steve Smyers

Donald Steel & Associates

Mike Strantz

Thomson & Wolveridge

Tom Weiskopf & Jay Morrish

Bob Harrison

Pat Ruddy

Brian Silva

Bunker Hill (Dave Axland and Dan Proctor)

Gil Hanse

Hurdzan & Fry

Tim Liddy

David Kidd

2000

David Harman

Mike DeVries

Mike Clayton

Baxter Spann

Forrest Richardson

Bob Cupp

Mike Nuzzo

Richard Mandell

Mark K. Fine

Graham Marsh

Kelly Blake Moran

Randall Thompson

Jim Engh

Lester George

Rod Whitman

Ron Whitten

Martin Hawtree

 Mark Parsinen