Golfing World course report: Saint Emilion
Golfing World visits Saint Emilion, where the Mourgue D'algue family along with Tom Doak are set to build a stunning new course.
Golfing World: Course designer Tom Doak
We sit down with one of the world’s finest course designers, Tom Doak, as he embarks on his latest exciting project.
Urbina's insight: Discussing architects Doak, Crenshaw, Hanse
Jim Urbina discuss Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse course designs. Watch Morning Drive everyday 7AM ET.
Doak's thoughts: Course designer answers viewer questions
Matt Ginella is joined by course designer Tom Doak to answer viewer's questions about his work. Watch Morning Drive Everyday 7AM ET.
Golf Central: Course Renovations in Medinah
Tom Doak talks to Golf Central about the renovations he is making to course 1 at Medinah Country Club. Watch Golf Central 6PM ET.-Thanks [unk]. If you turned into Golf Channel's Morning Drive last week, you saw a number of the game's best course designers explain what goes into making a true classic Tom Doak. No stranger to golf course architecture. He was taught by Pete Dye and has had a big part in crafting some of the best rated golf courses in the world. This fall, Doak debut his redesigned the Medinah Course number one and explained some of the obstacles he hadfacility with three signature architects on a different architect designing eight different golf courses on that facility will give Medinah an opportunity that I think is gonna be hard to match around the country. -You know, there's certainly a lot of golf courses in the states. Both older golf courses that weren't that great and, you know, and maybe some newer courses that were really slapped together when somebody was building 25 golf courses a year in the bloom, that they're gonna be reworked now and, you know, some of the really good pieces of property
Love at first sight: Doak's passion for course design
Tom Doak discusses how he started in Course Design. Watch Morning Drive Everyday 7AM ET.with a young Tom Doak, and you first introduction to golf and golf courses . -The first time I played golf was going to Hilton Head with my family when I was 9 or 10 years old. And Sea Pines Plantation was theyou know, the first week I was just a laborer on a construction crew but like the first week I was there, you know, feed me that I was interested in becoming an architect. I've been writing a letter for 3 years trying to get a chance to work on a construction crew and he said, "You know, I try to build golf courses by drawing plans, you know, back when I started," and he said, "They just never came out the way I wanted it to. You know, I figured the only way I could get the golf course to really come out the way I want it to is to post out here in the construction site and spend a lot of time on it." And, you know, that's the way I've approached everything ever since. But my style of architecture, you know, you wouldn't know I worked for Pete Dye from looking at one of my golf courses , and that's, you know, that's partly out of respect for Pete and, you know, not wanting to copy him and wanted to do different things, so I reached back at all these great courses I'd seen traveling around as a student and, you know, trying to learn what made the best golf courses the best golf courses . And, yes, I probably gravitated toward MacKenzie's work more than anybody else's partly because I had a chance to play Cypress Pointwork on one of the greens there. -Amazing that you talk about Pete Dye's influence on how you work and MacKenzie's philosophy on golf courses , and yet what you just described sort of how you went to Scotland, you took a pilgrimage to the spiritual land of