The Wow Factor: Trends in Resort Course Design

WHEN IT COMES TO a resort golf course, “People are looking for visual excitement, with lots of bells and whistles and attention to detail,” says Steve Forrest, principle partner with Arthur Hill/Steve Forrest and Associates, a golf architectural firm in Toledo, Ohio. “The goal is [for golfers] to have a ‘wow’ kind of experience.”

According to Ron Whitten, an architecture editor for Golf Digest, most resort developers use big name designers because “when you are going to

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