Well…better late than never with my new list. Each month, I monitor the course database at TGCTours as well as the course threads over at HB Studios and TGCTours.com and try to highlight some new/lesser known designers that have recently created courses. Here are my 5 designers to keep an eye on for February.
Smorris (Simon Morris) has been designing on TGC for a while now and his designs just keep getting better and better. Simon is very thorough and detailed with his designs and is also quite versatile as he can make some great realistic courses, as well as some that are a bit more “fantasy”. Check out his latest course: The Harlequin at Jester’s Lake
Notable Courses: Dovetail Park Golf Club (7.2 Rating; 1.3K Plays), Grangethorpe Downs (7.7 Rating; 820 Plays)
Newest Course: The Harlequin at Jester’s Lake
Claybagel (Clay Schlegel) is fairly new on the design scene with only two courses to his name. Luckily, both of them are fantastic. He has just released his second course: Ktulu GC. His first course, Oktoberfest GC, was already featured as a tournament venue on TGCTours. Hopefully Clay can boost his portfolio with some more outstanding courses.
Notable Courses: Oktoberfest GC (6.2 Rating ; 2.1K Plays. Thursday-Sunday Pins also available) Ktulu GC (New)
Newest Course: Ktulu GC
Scampi00 (Seth Campion) has burst onto the scene with some outstanding design skills in the past few months. Seth has also released a new set of course design tutorial videos that are great, and I highly recommend new designers to check out. You can find them all here: http://tgctours.proboards.com/thread/6786/beginners-guide-course-creation-videos. Seth’s newest course is Saxony Golf Club.
Notable Courses: White Knuckle Beach (7.2 Rating; 128 Plays) Pumpkin Ridge (6.8 Rating; 426 Plays)
Newest Course: Saxony Golf Club
mrooola (Ola Ericsson) is another relatively new designer who began to create great courses right out of the gate. Many designers have a couple courses that are just “meh” compared to their other works, but in my opinion, Ola has not had this problem. Ola’s newest course is Carolina Low GC.
Notable Courses: Copse @ Malkie Coast (7.7 Rating; 1.1K Plays) Ail Kee Ahh Hideaway 9 Hole (8.4 Rating; 78 Plays)
Newest Course: Carolina Low GC
bigcat023 (Wayne Adams) is a course design machine with over 50 courses to his name. Wayne is a fantastic designer whose courses to not get the attention they deserve. Check out Wayne’s newest course Blu Violet.
Notable Courses: Ye Olde Douglas Harbor Gold (7.1 Rating; 1.4 K Plays), The Fairways Club (6.4 Rating; 2.7 K Plays)
Newest Course: Blu Violet
That’s all for now! Looking forward to seeing what’s in store for the month of March!