Though acclaimed as designers of the number one and number three modern courses in golf, there are not two more modest golf course architects on earth … A few words about their labor of love at Lake Tahoe.
“This site fit perfectly with our philosophy of creating golf that feels natural and not contrived”
“Instead of bulldozing landscapes, we look for sites that are ‘naturally gifted for golf.’ Then we will move as little dirt as possible in crafting the finished product. The best courses work on many levels, including subconsciously. It’s like a really good essay or poem, if a golfer gets all nuances the first time through, well then, it isn’t very good.”
“Designing the course at Clear Creek Tahoe was like putting together a puzzle. Any great golf course takes the player on a journey, and I think this one is memorable. There are stout holes that demand strength and commitment. It’s hard to imagine a more drastic shot than the drive at the third — the ball hangs in the air forever. Then there are holes that seem tame at first but present subtle challenges and reward creative thinking. We want you to have plenty to remember from your round, but also some ideas to look forward to trying tomorrow.”
“Clear Creek has terrific contours and a lot of diversity. And you feel like you’re in Tahoe. We opened up the vistas so that you could see the mountains and valleys. The whole place is wonderful.”
“We love short par three holes, and the 17th at Clear Creek Tahoe is one of the best. There are a lot of small targets on this putting surface, and that means fun for a lot of golfers.