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An Interview with American Golfer

Ryan answered a few questions for American Golfer about his career as a golf course designer and what he thinks about the future of golf, including some of the following questions: 

How did you become a golf course designer? Have any design trends hurt the game? What’s your “dream foursome” (living or dead, golfer or non-golfer)?

You can read the full interview by following the link below:

http://americangolfer.blogspot.com/2016/12/getting-to-know-ryan-farrow-golf-course.html

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Photos published in Tom Doak's Confidential Guide

Tom Doak's updated The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses Volume 3 - The Americas (summer destinations) features multiple photos of Oakmont Country Club and Sand Valley Golf Resort taken by Ryan Farrow.  Ryan's photo of Oakmont was captured back in 2006 when he was a member of the grounds crew at Oakmont. The cover of The Confidential Guide features a painting of Rock Creek Cattle Company where Ryan worked as an intern for Tom Doak in 2007.

The Confidential Guide can be purchased on the Renaissance Golf Design website HERE

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Photography Published in new Planet Golf Book

The latest edition of Darius Oliver's Planet Golf series, Modern Masterpieces: The World’s Greatest Modern Golf Courses, features photography of Sand Valley Golf Resort In central Wisconsin.  Ryan captured the photos while working on construction of the golf course as a Shaper for Coore & Crenshaw Design. 

Darius Oliver's book, can be purchased through Amazon.com HERE

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PHOTO OF SAND VALLEY GRACES FRONT PAGE OF MILWAUKEE NEWSPAPER

The August 26th issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel features an in depth article on Coore & Crenshaw's latest course at the Sand Valley Golf Resort.  Ryan Farrow's photo of the first hole at Sand Valley was published on the first page accompanying the article. The Sentinel is Wisconsin's most subscribed newspaper with a daily circulation of over 200,000. 

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SCHMIDT-CURLEY BRINGS LINKS GOLF TO CHINA

Dalu Dunes is featured on the cover of Golf Architecture Magazine. 

From the article:

The course includes many traditional links features: a Redan hole, a  driveable par four to a punchbowl green, large expanses of waste area and blow-out style bunkers. The design will also feature just two heights of cut: fairway and greens. ”

View the Full Article HERE

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GOLF IN INNER MONGOLIA

Asian Club Business offers a sneak peak of the upcoming Dalu Dunes course in Inner Mongolia. 

From the article:

Throughout the design process, SCD looked at not only preserving the  existing vegetation and natural sand dunes but also the micro undulations in the fairways and green contours.  According to Schmidt, “In keeping with the great links courses of the British Isles we recognize the importance of challenging golfers with a variety of uneven lies, partially blind shots, and opening up the golfer's eyes to a variety of ways to play each golf hole.”

View the Full Article HERE

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SCHMIDT-CURLEY COURSE BUILT AMONG DUNES OF THE GOBI DESERT

Golf Course Architecture features a preview of Schmidt-Curley's Dalu Dunes Golf course with numerous photos and an explanation of the design philosophy for one of China's most exciting new courses. 

From the article:

“We hope this design will not only change the misconceptions of the game in China regarding overly manicured and watered courses, but also inspire developers to seek out great, natural sites like those found here, on the edge of the Gobi Desert,” added Farrow.

View the Full Article HERE

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