Name:Gilbert "Gil" Hanse
Born:Aug 12, 1963 in Panama City, Florida.
Occupation:Golf course architect.
Hanse's best known work includes, but is not limited to:
Aronimink, PA (2017, modifications) / Belvedere GC, MI (2016) / Boston GC, MA (2005) / Doral, FL (2013, redesign of Blue Monster course with Jim Wagner; 2014, modifications to Golden Palm and Red Tiger courses) / Kittansett, MA (1998 & 2012, renovations) / Los Angeles CC, CA (2016, redesign with Geoff Shackelford) / Mossy Oak, MS (2016) / Myopia Hunt, MA (2013, renovated) / Ohoopee Match Club, GA (2019) / Pinehurst, NC (2018, No.4 course redesign; 2017, Cradle par-3 course) / Plainfield CC, NJ (2009, modifications) / Quaker Ridge, NY (2011, modifications) / Ridgewood, NJ (modifications, 2016) / Rustic Canyon, CA (2002) / Sleepy Hollow, NY (2017, modifications) / Southern Hills, OK (2018, renovations) / St George's G&CC, NY (2011, restoration) / Streamsong, FL (2017, Black course) / Taconic, MA (2009, renovations, 2009) / The Creek, NY (2011, modifications with George Bahto) / TPC Boston, MA (2007, redesign with Brad Faxon) / Vermont CC (2009, renovations) / Winged Foot, NY (2012, modifications to East course).
BEYOND NORTH AMERICA:
Castle Stuart, Scot (2009, with Mark Parsinen) / Crail, Scot (1998, Craighead Links) / Les Bordes, Fra (2020, No.2 course) / Olympic GC, Brazil (2016) / Trump Intl Dubai, UAE (2017).
While studying at Cornell University, Hanse was a recipient of the prestigious William Frederick Dreer Award, allowing him to spend a year in the UK studying many early examples of golf course design. While in Britain he undertook an internship with the renowned firm of Hawtree & Son. Upon return to the U.S., Hanse became an associate and then a design partner, in Tom Doak's Renaissance Golf Design, before founding Hanse Golf Course Design in 1993.
Hanse's designs are generally known for their simplicity and elegance, yet always providing the golfer with plenty of interesting features and golfing challenge. A major accolade for Hanse's work came when he was chosen to design the 2016 Olympic Course in Rio, the first course to stage golf as an Olympic Games event for 104 years. He has also been entrusted to restore and renovate several renowned courses in the United States, including courses originally laid out by celebrated designers like Charles B. Macdonald, Seth Raynor, Donald Ross and Albert W. Tillinghast.
PGA Championship: the year’s second men’s major championship is hosted by Southern Hills CC, Tulsa, Oklahoma, amidst doubt as to whether reigning champion Phil Mickelson will defend his title (May 19-22).
Soudal Open: Belgium’s return to European Tour golf sees 36-hole Rinkven International GC host the Soudal Open, the country’s national open championship (May 12-15).
Scottie Scheffler: bags the 2022 Masters Tournament title, and with it a fourth win in six starts on the PGA Tour and his first major championship victory.
Stephen Dodd: took the European Senior Tour’s 2021 Order of Merit honours following the abandonment due to rain of the season’s final event, the MCB Tour Championship – Mauritius (April 1-3, 2022).
Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).
New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.
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