“To my mind, the most important thing in the Championship course is the terrain, because no matter how skillfully one may lay out the holes and diversify them, nevertheless one must get the thrill of nature.”
-George C. Thomas, Jr.
John Harbottle was, quite literally, born into the game. The son of Pacific Northwest Hall of Fame golfers, he turned his early love for playing into a career developing world class golf courses.
He began his professional career in 1984 working on construction and design with the legendary Pete Dye. “Pete gave me the
opportunity to work in both the office and in construction. He showed me the importance of spending time in the field and of using a talented construction crew to perform the work.”
A library of classical golf architecture books by Thomas, Mackenzie, Simpson, Hunter, Ross and McDonald had a profound impact on John’s theories and style.
Early in his career, John traveled to the British Isles to study the great courses of Scotland and Ireland. He was inspired by the natural links courses and the way they were formed without the appearance of disturbing Mother Nature. Since that time, he has traveled the world, seeing many of its greatest courses. These experiences have helped John evolve a design style and philosophy all his own.
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