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.
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.
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.
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.
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.AP this week. -Uh-huh. -Tom Doak. -Every time I look at his golf courses , I realized from the beginning that he understood that finding the right piece of land was 75 percent of the battle. YouBill talks, I listen. And I go out and I walk the golf courses with him, and I've learned never to ask Bill what's the yardage and what's the par. It's amazing. He never doesn't-- he doesn't think about that stuff. And so, when I hang out with Bill and I'd look at his golf courses , I seek them out all over the place. I understand that craftsmanship and doing the hands and little detail work that he does, he does this all-- he does all of his own greens. I mean, that's craftsmanship. -How about Gil Hanse? -I think Gil and Jim are on top of the game right now. I've seeked out a few of their golf courses not a lot lately. But Gil is the detail guy. I pride myself in detail work that we've done at Pacific Dunes, Old Macdonald, Sebonack in Southampton, New York. It's the detail work. And Gil and Jim Wagner and they've proven it over and over and over that they spend the time necessary to create those features. -The Grand Poobah, Pete Dye . -The iconic of all-- of all architecture where I started and learned the game and how to design and build golf courses . I've said many of times that I thought that the TPC at Sawgrass was the iconic golf course of modern times. And you know, Greg and Rees Jones and a lot of these architects have looked at what Pete's done and Tom Doak, Bill Coore, they've all seen his creativity. And I was lucky to be a part of that and being around Pete and learning his nuances, it really made all the difference in the world in my life. -You said at dinner that Pete Dye really sort of changed architecture, the direction of architecture, not once but twice. -Yeah. -Can you get into that a little bit?way more advanced than-- in the thought process of designing and building golf courses than anybody else at that time. -And to tell you-- to keep going along the lines of breaking down architects and their styles and philosophies, what do you think of Tom Fazio? -I thought, well, I can-- I can-- I'll be honest with you. When I first got into the business, I didn't know who any of these guys were. I didn't even know who Pete Dye was, you know. "You're gonna work for Pete Dye ." Who's Pete Dye ? I don't care. But I started to realize they all had a style of architecture. And I started to seek out some of the best of what they had all done. And when I saw Wade Hampton in Cashiers, North Carolina, a golf course that Fazio had done, Tom Fazio, I thought this place is beautiful, beautiful. And so, I started to seek out other golf courses that he had done. Shadow Creek being another. They were just beautiful golf courses that were laid out for everybody to enjoy. And it was so much different than what Pete had done and what Bill
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