#2 in Golf Digest Best New Private Courses

Something Old School, Something New

By Ron Whitten
Photos by Stephen Szurlej
January 2010

America’s Best New Courses of 2009 are all about old school.

The Best New Private winner is tightly forested, lay-of-the-land Pikewood National Golf Club in Morgantown, W.Va., designed (in the tradition of old-school architecture) by a couple of amateur architects, John R. Raese and J. Robert Gwynne. That was something of an upset over early favorite Rock Creek Cattle Company in western Montana, a textbook of natural design by the headmaster of minimalism, Tom Doak.

See complete article and rankings here.

GolfWeek’s Best Residential Courses Top Honors to Rock Creek!

By Bradley S Klein
Monday, November 23, 2009

“Despite the down market in golf course construction recently, there has been plenty of turnover and interesting new developments on our Golfweek’s Best lists of the top 100 Residential Courses, the top 100 Resort Courses and the top 50 Courses of the Caribbean & Mexico.

The newcomers start with the country’s premier real estate property, Rock Creek Cattle Company in Deer Lodge, Mont., where innovative traditionalist – no, that’s not an oxymoron – Tom Doak has honed a down-to-earth design out of scrub land and turned it into desirable ground for folks looking to get away to the American West.”


20 “Best Of The Best”-America’s Premier Properties

LINKS Golf Real Estate releases their Best Of The Best list of America’s Premier Properties. Rock Creek Cattle Company Featured. Read entire article here: Best of the Best Properties

American Cowboy Magazine Adds Bill Foley in Top 15

Bill Garrels, publisher of American Cowboy Magazine, recently informed us that Bill Foley had been named to that publication’s list of 15 Westerners To Watch in 2009. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“Some believe the best thing to do in troubled times is nothing—hunker down, wait and see, hide and watch. That’s hardly the Cowboy Way.

Bold ideas and decisive action are more likely to bootstrap us out of these, or any, difficult days. And that’s what the 15 people profiled here have in common: a willingness to believe and the
gumption to act on those beliefs.

They come from a variety of walks of life, from entertainment to academia to business. They come from the city and the country, but they are all Westerners that bear watching in the year—and years—ahead. Whether building on past accomplishments or laying the foundation for something new, these individuals share the kind of can-do, no-quit attitude that typifies the Cowboy Way.”

Click this link for the entire story on 15 Westerners To Watch In 2009

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