Gary Player was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and turned professional in 1953 and is considered to be the most successful international golfer of all time. The Black Knight has won 163 tournaments worldwide including eight major championships and nine senior major championships.
Since the early 1980s, Gary Player’s design firm has laid out some 40 premier golf courses throughout the United States as well as hundreds worldwide.
Player emphasizes using the topography of the land “to determine how the golf course is to be laid out” and certainly our layout at Raspberry Falls was beautifully molded from its natural landscape.
Player also feels that it is “essential, when given the opportunity to design a golf course, to ensure that it is able to cater for all level of golfers. By this I mean that a course must be flexible enough to provide enjoyment for the average 15 to 20 handicap golfer, whilst also being capable of being set up for a major tournament.” Raspberry Falls, with multiple tee boxes, certainly offers the chance at that kind of successful experience to all players.