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George Fazio and Tom Fazio (1974) / Tom Fazio (R. 1988, 2005, 2008)

The National Butler was the ideal of a championship run by former touring player George Fazio, with 10 forced passes over 18 holes in the water. Even before it opened, it had been signed to possibly serve as a permanent site of the West Open. The problem was that when it opened, it was the last place on the PGA circuit to use bluegrass rather than curved grass for its fairway, and several well-known golfers refused to play at the National Butler at because of the potential of these. Eventually, the turf was converted, but the Shoal Creek scandal took place. Rather than change its restricted male policy, the club has dropped out of its role as host of the Western Open after the 1990 event. So, why include a club in the 100 Greatest US that will leave no chance to women panelists to evaluate it? Because we rank golf courses, not club policies.

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"Not flashy, but difficult. It's pure golf from the first tee to the 18th green. This is a fair and equitable test for the scratch golfer, and extremely difficult in addition. He does not stop challenging all skills; distance, precision, finesse and even the mental aspect. This can take a golfer out of his swing comfort zone. "
"data-reactid =" 19 ">Panelist's comments:
"Not flashy, but difficult. It's pure golf from the first tee to the 18th green. This is a fair and equitable test for the scratch golfer, and extremely difficult in addition. He does not stop challenging all skills; distance, precision, finesse and even the mental aspect. This can take a golfer out of his swing comfort zone. "

"Fazio's 2004 refurbishment work has updated and extended a leading layout by incorporating classic Fazio bunkering with Tour Grade Signature sand, new bentgrass and rises and ripples." on some fairways. "

"The course may not be as beautiful as others or lack aesthetics, but it is extremely well conditioned and many holes are narrow. The ninth hole, for example – even though it's not long – you have to hit the right side of a narrow fairway to get a barrier-free shot into the green. "

Fazio's Smart to advance the fairway bunkers, making the course more playable for the average player. In most cases, you must hit the ball 275 yards or more to play. The course is narrow and hard enough, no need to penalize the batter for 200-230 yards. "

"It is unfortunate that the membership policies prohibit the club from organizing a short-term tourism event. It's one of the best golf tests ever.

Hole n ° 8

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Hole n ° 14

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