This month’s column for Golf Course Trades focuses on an important milestone in the careers of both Perry Maxwell and Alister Mackenzie. Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club was the genesis of their long and fruitful collaboration that would ultimately produce Augusta National and Crystal Downs.
From the article:
“‘What I love about the greens are the way Maxwell and Mackenzie made both the internal contouring and the green complexes themselves fit the land so perfectly, while also building greens that feature rolls and tilts from back to front, but from front to back and side to side as well,” added Head Superintendent Nathan Newmann, who came to OKGCC by way of Colonial Country Club. You’ll recall Colonial not just as a long-time PGA Tour stop and 1941 U.S. Open venue, but also for being home to one of Maxwell’s more recognizable stretches of golf, the Horrible Horseshoe: holes three, four, and five, a brutally long and well-bunkered par-4-3-4 sequence.'”
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