Bill Coore was exposed to traditional golf architecture during his formative years. A 1968 graduate of Wake Forest University, Coore began his professional design and construction career in 1972 in the firm of Pete Dye and Associates. Under the Dyes’ guidance, Coore was introduced to the elements of creative design and physical construction. It was also Dye that first introduced Coore to the written classics of golf architecture.
During the succeeding ten years, Coore was involved in the design, construction and maintenance of golf courses in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, Canada, and Texas.
Coore formed his own design company in 1982. Thereafter, he completed courses at Rockport Country Club in Rockport, Texas (featured in the 1986 issue of the U.S.G.A. Golf Journal), Kings Crossing Golf and Country Club in Corpus Christi, Texas and Golf du Médoc in Bordeaux, France (recently named one of the ten best courses in France and one of the top fifty courses in Europe). Bill Coore now lives in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Rod Whitman has designed and constructed highly acclaimed and nationally ranked golf courses in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He has worked in collaboration with internationally renowned golf courses architects such as Pete Dye, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
Rod Whitman has been elected to Green Planet Architects Elite Top 20 Awards of Sustainable Golf Course Architects for 2014.
This prestigious invitation is addressed to a select number of Golf Course Architects who have established a sterling reputation as practitioners of Sustainable Golf Course Architecture.
His latest design, Cabot Links, is already ranked in the TOP100 most beautiful golf courses in the world.
Recently, Rod Whitman has set about implementing short game zones and golf course-simulation practice zones at the Training Center Bernard Pascassio.