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Doug Carrick: Excellent Canadian Golf Course Architect

Doug Carrick: Excellent Canadian Golf Course Architect

Doug Carrick is a name to be reckoned with in the world of Canadian golf course architecture. Course architects are sometimes called the ‘gods of golf.’ They turn huge mountainous areas, lakes, and deserts into magnificent golf courses. And Carrick is one of the very few people who can create that magic, having designed courses in Canada and all over the world.

The Toronto-based architect, who earned his Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Toronto, remains humble despite successfully working on more than 30 courses. He confessed, “When you start a new course, there are so many variables, so many potential trouble spots, and I’m always a little nervous about the outcome.”

Indeed, the ‘gods of golf’ are by no means perfect. They also make mistakes. Carrick recalled his initial design for the 6th hole of the Ridge course located at Predator Ridge Resort in this way: “I screwed up.” The problem hole cost a large amount of money to reconstruct, but the results were worth it. The course was named the best new golf course in Canada by ScoreGolf, cementing its reputation as a superb place to play.

Carrick has made a name for himself as a Canadian golf architect and is a master in the field of course architecture. He designed 8 out of the top 30 modern golf course layouts in Canada and is currently working on two new courses that will surely add to his fame in the near future.

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