Bill Coore

A native North Carolinian, Bill Coore was exposed to traditional golf architecture during his formative years. Coore played much of his early golf at the Donald Ross courses of Pinehurst and the Perry Maxwell-designed Old Town Club in Winston-Salem.

Coore began his professional design and construction career in 1972 with the firm of Pete Dye and Associates. Under the Dyes' guidance, he was introduced to the elements of creative design and physical construction. It was also the Dyes that first introduced Coore to the written classics of golf architecture - the same books that Ben Crenshaw was then collecting and studying. The information within these books was to later form the foundation for their partnership.

During the following ten years, Coore was involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of golf courses in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Canada, and Texas.

Coore and Crenshaw were established in 1986. Theirs is an architectural firm based upon the shared philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, and the creation of courses that present this concept with the greatest artistry is the ultimate goal. Along with Crenshaw, Bill has blended his personal experience and admiration for the classical courses of Ross, Mackenzie, Macdonald, Maxwell, and Tillinghast to create a style uniquely his own.

Website: https://www.cooreandcrenshaw.com/bill-coore.html

Golf Courses designed by Bill Coore

Barnbougle Lost Farm

Bridport, TAS, Australia
Distance: 6503m Par: 78
Barnbougle Tasmania is situated on the rugged northeast coast of Tasmania and is approximately one hour from Launceston and 90-minutes from Launceston airport. Australia's island state is one of the more ideal places in the world for a links golf course. It's on this coastal strip, where stark beaches fold into undulating farmlands, that two iconic...

Friar's Head

Riverhead, Suffolk County, United States
Distance: 7078m Par: 71
The private Friar's Head golf club is located six miles north of Riverhead on New York's Long Island and only a short distance from Shinnecock Hills. This visually impressive 18-hole course can be somewhat intimidating when seen for the first time and this first impression is reinforced by the creative and challenging routing devised by...

Pinehurst Country Club - No. 2 Course

Pinehurst, Moore County, NC, United States
Distance: 7588 m Par: 70
Established in 1903, North Carolina's Pinehurst Country Club offers world class golf and recreation amenities to its members as well as the general public. The 18-hole Pinehurst No. 2 Course, the centrepiece of Pinehurst, remains one of the world's most celebrated golf courses. No. 2, which measures 7,588-yards, is best known for its crowned, undulating...

Riviera Country Club

Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles County, FL, United States
Distance: 7040yd Par: 71
The Riviera Country Club, located in Pacific Palisades, California, is a private golf and tennis club founded in 1926 by the members of the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Their vision was to build the premier golf course and outdoor facility in Southern California away from the traffic and congestion of Los Angeles. The serene escape...

Sand Hills

Mullen, Hooker County, FL, United States
Distance: 7089 yd Par: 71
Sand Hills Golf Club is a country club in Mullen, Nebraska. Notable for its remote location and minimalist design among the Nebraskan Sandhills. It is consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the world and the best courses designed in the last 50 years. Ranking among the most exclusive courses in the United States,...

Seminole Golf Club

North Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, FL, United States
Distance: 6836m Par: 72
Located in Juno Beach, Florida, the outstanding Seminole Golf Club and its private 18-hole links-style golf course has consistently ranked as one of the finest courses in the United States. Throughout its history, Seminole has long been known as a golf club for the corporate elite and has hosted both kings and presidents throughout its...

Shanqin Bay Golf Club

Longgun Town, Wanning Shi, China
Distance: 6304yd Par: 71
The exclusive and very private Shanqin Bay Golf Club, in the south east of Hainan Island, is one of China's premier golfing locations. Surrounded by sea on three sides the club's 18-hole golf course features spectacular scenery and unique elevation changes as a result of the remarkable terrain on which it was built. The par...

Yokohama Country Club - West Course

Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama-shi, Japan
Distance: 6938 yd Par: 71
Located approximately 40-kilometres south of Tokyo and only a short distance from Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, is the 36-hole golf complex at Yokohama Country Club. Set in the hinterland behind the port city, Yokohama Country Club's two 18-hole golf courses are flanked on their western side by the 36-holes of its immediate neighbour, Totsuka Country Club....

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