In this morning’s Globe, Lorne Rubenstein muses over the type of course that Tiger Woods will create now that he’s entered the design world. He references Bradley Klein, golf architecture editor of Golfweek, who wrote an open letter to Woods in a recent edition:
Klein also wrote that Woods should remember the everyday golfer and design the occasional public course. “That means creating interest and quality with subtle elements that don’t require everyone to play up to your skill level,” Klein said.
Woods wasn’t born to the country club, although he could afford to buy any country club in the world now. It remains to be seen whether he’ll do some courses for a song or whether his designs will be so expensive the public-course golfer won’t have a prayer of affording them.
That’s really the question — what kind of course will Tiger design? Will he ever create a course the average Joe can afford? I’m not so sure, as I point out in a recent satirical Scoregolf.com column.
Lorne’s article is here.
So I throw it out to G4G readers? What type or style of course should Tiger be creating? Does he have a responsibility to design a certain style of course, or should free market conditions prevail?