Golf Course Architect Ted Robinson Dies at age 82
From the press release of the American Society of Golf Course Architects:
“Theodore (Ted) G. Robinson, a Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, died Sunday March 2, 2008 at his home in Laguna Beach, California after a 10 month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84.”
Last year, I had the good fortune of playing and reviewing Robinson Ranch, in Santa Clarita, California. The two 18-hole courses there were co-designed by Ted and his son Ted, Jr., and dedicated by the junior Robinson to the senior.
Robinson, Sr., was also responsible for Sahale Country Club, just east of Seattle. You’ll recall that Sahalee was the venue of the 1998 PGA Championship.
Robinson’s 50+ years of course design work is highlighted by his innovative use of water features to define and enhance the playing areas, especially the greens. As such, he was dubbed the “King of Waterscapes.”
We at WorldGolf.com extend our condolences to the Robinson family, as well as our thanks to Ted himself for the artistry he’s brought to the game over the past half-century.
For a portfolio of Robinson’s work, go to the ASGCA website (link above) and click on “Architects Gallery.”
Ted Robinson, Sr., designed and built golf courses around the world for over 50 years.
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