2012 Recent Additions

The Commanding Clubhouse at Newport Country Club

Commanding Clubhouse” was commissioned by The USGA”s Golf House Museum to hang in their downstairs boardroom. Although this Tillinghast/Davis design encompasses some of America’s greatest architecture, this view was selected as it depicts one of the most identifiable features in all of American golf, the Newport clubhouse.

The Redan at #11, Los Angeles Country Club, North c. 1935

While this downhill par three is over 200 yards to a very small target, Architect George Thomas gives the player the assistance of powerful kick toward the green from the left. The tee is elevated to a place much higher than the point from which this painting was made, and provides a spectacular view towards downtown Los Angeles.

The Little Seventeenth

“The Little Seventeenth” depicts the Hanse/Shackelford restoration of this great “practice” hole originally design by LACC’s architect. George Thomas. Players have about 90 yards from which to hit shots into this green from across the 17th fairway. The hole can also be used as part of a “whiskey route” or to settle matches that end up all square.

Up the Canyon, the 16th at Bel-Air Country Club

The beauty of George Thomas bunkering is evident in this uphill par 3 of around 190 yards. Having a very small green which slopes toward the front, the tee shot must be accurate or the player finds out that the bunkers are a lot more than just pretty.

The 12th

The 12th depicts the serene par 3 which, as everyone knows, on one shot can hold the keys to a good back nine or a very considerable number to overcome.

“The Cliff Side at Half Moon Bay”

“The Cliff Side at Half Moon Bay” depicts the picturesque nature of the California Coast. While it isn’t Pebble Beach, the weather can have an equal effect on the golfer who needs to par this final hole.

 

The Intimidating Third at MountainGate Country Club, South Course

“The Intimidating Third” is so titled because of the obvious peril to the tee shot on this par 3. With no room left, behind, down the slope to the right and featuring a forced carry. The third is particularly intimidating when the wind is up which is not uncommon for west Los Angeles in the Santa Monica Mountains.