Yahoo Sports recently compiled a list of the Top 100 Important People in Golf History and Haggin Oaks golf course architect made the list at #34. Here’s what they had to say about our legendary course designer:
Alister MacKenzie may have been a surgeon by trade, but his best work was done on the golf course where he turned rough terrain into works of art. As a course designer, MacKenzie used his knowledge of military camouflage to build some of golf’s most famous courses. He his credited with co-designing Augusta National with Bobby Jones, as well as designing Cypress Point, Royal Melbourne, Pasatiempo and Crystal Downs. MacKenzie was known best for designing courses that flowed with the general topography of the land, as opposed to moving heaven and earth to build a course.