Legendary golf architect, Arthur Hills, passed away on May 18 at the age of 91.
The Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort‘s Arthur Hills’ course is an example of his legendary design skills and is a must-play course when visiting the Island.
He designed more than 200 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world. In addition, Arthur Hills’ firm, has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses, including some of the country’s most renowned clubs, often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships.
Arthur designed his first golf course in 1967:
The course was Brandywine Country Club in Toledo, Ohio. He stated that his main goal when designing a golf course was to make it playable for everyone of every skill level. Hills designed golf courses in Portugal (2001), Croatia (2012), and Sweden.
In later life he served as chief designer for Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates. Much of the work that he performed was redesigning golf courses.
To view his full obituary go here: www.legacy.com
Source: Wikipedia, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Legacy.com.