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The Best Course Architect You've Never Heard Of

It’s easy to call Seth Raynor history’s most underrated architect. Few people have heard of him, and he designed or co-designed more Top 100 U.S. courses -- nine -- than any other architect except A.W. Tillinghast and Donald Ross. A colleague and protégé of pioneer American architect Charles Blair Macdonald, Raynor designed Waialae, site of last week’s Sony Open in Hawaii and a fistful of other greats, 90 to 100 years ago. Here’s the best of the unheralded Seth Raynor.

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