When the PGA Tour announced changes to one of Pete Dye’s iconic golf courses, TPC Sawgrass, officials knew they could count on the cooperation of the grand master, who is approaching his 90th birthday.
Now clear of a legal hurdle that nearly endangered its existence, municipally owned Sharp Park Golf Course in Pacifica, Calif., is undergoing the first of a multi-phase renovation designed to bring it back to its glory days.
A four-year legal challenge to the operation of San Francisco's Sharp Park Golf Course, which is municipally owned and operated, appears to be at an end after an appeal by the Wild Equity Institute, the Center for Biological Diversity and the Sierra Club was denied.
Since Golfweek started publishing in 1975, some 6,500 courses have opened in the U.S., plus another 5,000 worldwide. A few of them have made a difference in how the art of design is understood by players today, and a few have transformed the business of golf.