2016 was a great year for me, and I had the opportunity to photograph some amazing golf courses across the USA.
I shot more golf clubs in the Metro Atlanta area than I have in years, adding some of the regions top private clubs to my portfolio, and enjoying some of my best photo shoots to date. Among the Atlanta area courses were three recent Bob Cupp renovations… Horseshoe Bend Country Club
, and both the Lakeside and Creekside courses at The Golf Club of Georgia
. I also had a great shoot at the highly regarded Standard Club
, and one of my best photo shoots ever, at Capital City Club’s Crabapple Course
I traveled to California to photograph a public course in Thousand Oaks, Los Robles Greens
, recently renovated by Jason Straka, of Fry Straka Global Golf Design, and a recipient of The American Society of Golf Course Architects’ Design Excellence Award.
I also photographed my first Par 3 Golf Course, a resort course in Scottsdale, Arizona called Mountain Shadows
. Mountain Shadows has been a favorite of locals for many years, but Forrest Richardson completed a stunning redesign of the course that will, I’m sure, be very well received. Richardson’s wonderful work is another recipient of The American Society of Golf Course Architects’ Design Excellence Award.
But one of the true highlights of the year was my photo shoot in Thomasville, Georgia of Glen Arven Country Club
, one of the oldest golf clubs in the country, built in 1892. The course was “restored” recently by noted designer and very close friend, the late Bob Cupp. Not only was the course a joy to photograph, but I also fell in love with Thomasville, Georgia!