Golf Course Architecture - Issue 61, July 2020

37 Indiana University unveils new Pfau course The Pfau course, a new layout at Indiana University designed by Steve Smyers, has opened for play. “From a golf architect’s perspective, I was very fortunate,” said Smyers. “I was given almost total freedom to create whatever I thought best for the property and project. “The course was routed to take advantage of the topography and diverse landscape settings.” The par-71 layout will be playable from 4,563 to 7,833 yards. “The course is planned with multiple landing areas on each hole so that the golf holes can be set up with greatly varying length from one day to the next,” said Smyers. “This will require not only high-level execution but proper planning before each hole is played.” Payne’s Valley opens for play Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri, has opened Payne’s Valley for preview play – the first public course designed by Tiger Woods and TGR Design – and is scheduled to open fully in the autumn. The course joins the resort’s other layouts from Coore & Crenshaw, Gary Player, Tom Fazio and Jack Nicklaus. “We are excited to give golf fans a taste of the truly remarkable experience we are creating here in the Ozarks,” said Bass Pro Shops founder and co-designer Johnny Morris. Photo: Indiana University Athletics Photo: William Watt – Caddie Mag