I had met Chris Dibble, Head Professional at Holston Hills CC, over 10 years ago while in town caddying in the Knoxville Web.com event. Chris had been more than generous to allow us to play his beautiful Donald Ross designed club numerous times. I also knew Chris ran numerous competitive events at Holston Hills and that they did not have a yardage book.
I called Chris and let him know how a professional, quality yardage book could make him some money while providing something his members would be proud of. He accepted my offer and I was excited to start a new project on a true Donald Ross course, my favorite designer!
Holston Hills design simplicity is what makes it unique. It is pure golf. A Top 3 in the country for keeping course design the same from its creation. Nothing tricked up, right in front of you. The sprinkler system is single lined, so getting yardages off heads was minimal. Finding yardage off to the sides was more difficult.
The Yardage book became as simplistic as the course. Very straightforward, very readable. A joy to make in today’s world of 7,500 yard courses!