Devereux Emmet (1899) / Walter Travis (1913) / Tom Doak (2015)
Minimalist in its design (we can still see the slight traces of the old layers of pavement on which the route was drawn) and natural in its maintenance, Garden City GC is one of the best tournaments sites in the United States before the 1908 American amateur, Walter Travis turned the course into what he is today, his strategies dictated by many deep pot bunkers. Travis set them up to promote "thinking golf," but one player soon dubbed Garden City home to the "dreaded approach shot." It is also a rare 100 Greatest course with a par 3 closing.
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"Old school and back in all directions. Short walks from the greens to the tees. Ground play can be an effective strategy in Garden City. The key is to hold these little greens, and not to let go with a hard back. "
"All serious architects should be forced to play here to see how it goes and see what NATURAL looks like."
"The new sand recovery project to restore the course of its original course looks great! It will take a few years before this happens and the game is as it should be played, but they have done a great job in implementing this strategy. "
"I do not think you can classify Garden City as a particular style, which speaks volumes about its uniqueness. It's built on this sandy loam soil, but it's not near water, so it's not really a link. It looks a bit like a heathland course, but it is not, and I would not call it a park type course. I can almost compare this course to that of Kingston Heath in Australia in that the area of land is small, but there are many small movements that make the whole course interesting for the daily game. "
"It's like being in England rather than in New York. This classic Walter Travis is steeped in history, as evidenced by the images, books and memories that are found throughout the pavilion. The requirement to wear loafers and a blazer inside the locker room adds to the mystique of the place. The finishing holes are not particularly tough, but end in a long par 3 of the green located in the clubhouse and sharing the green like Oakmont. This gives viewers an excellent opportunity to watch and bet on those who enter, adding to the atmosphere of the place. "
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