#2 in Golf Digest Best New Private Courses
Something Old School, Something New
By Ron Whitten
Photos by Stephen Szurlej
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.