A Double in Birmingham
14th Hole, Founders Course, Greystone Golf & Country ClubFounders is a beauty, designed by Bob Cupp and Hubert Green, and opened in 1992. In golf, the term “Double” doesn’t usually suggest a happy result. But my double at Birmingham, Alabama’s Greystone Golf and Country Club was a source of great happiness. In early May, I had the pleasure of spending several days there, working with a group of wonderful people, photographing two great golf courses.
The Founders Course (right) is a Bob Cupp/Hubert Green design that was completed in 1991, and for many years hosted the Champions Tour’s Bruno’s Memorial Classic. Cupp created a challenging track that was playable for all golfers, and it was a pleasure to photograph. In 2000, The Legacy Course (below) was opened, making Greystone Alabama’s first and only 36 hole equity club. The Rees Jones design is more open than Founders, and features zoysia fairways. I love zoysia fairways.
7th Hole, Greystone Golf & Country Club, Legacy CourseDesigned by Rees Jones, The Legacy Course at Greystone Golf and Country Club, in Birmingham, Alabama, is a gem. Next year The Tradition, The Champions Tour's first major of the year moves the short distance from Shoal Creek to Greystone, and will remain there until at least 2018. It’s a worthy venue, and it was a pleasure to spend some time there, capturing images of one of Alabama’s finest private clubs. I want to thank David Porter, Ashley Fuentes and Steve Smith, along with their entire staff, for making me feel like one of the family.
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