#2 in Golf Digest Best New Private Courses

January 4, 2009

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.

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