Archive | June, 2020

South Cape Ranked #9 – World’s 100 Greatest Courses


Golf Digest ranks South Cape Owners Club #9

World’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses


The most dramatic rise on our 2020 list among 21st-century designs. Six-year-old South Cape Owners Club in South Korea, which debuted in 2018 at No. 49, moves up 40 spots to No. 9 this year.
The design by Kyle Phillips (who also has No. 27 Kingsbarns and No. 48 Yas Links on our list, and has remodeling credit at No. 7 Morfontaine and No. 38 Valderrama) runs along the rocky cliffs of an ocean shoreline. It features two par 3s over ocean coves and another that plays out to an intimidatingly narrow green on a peninsula. It’s rugged and stunning and it’s conceivable that it could contend for the No. 1 spot in our next world ranking.
The collection of par 3’s at South Cape Owners Club is tough to beat.

 The par 3 6th – South Cape Owners Club


 The par 3 14th – South Cape Owners Club


 The par 3 16th – South Cape Owners Club

Golf Magazine Top 100 Courses in World – Cal Club Ranked #50


Congratulations to California Golf Club of San Francisco on moving up to #50 in Golf Magazine’s 2020 Top 100 Courses in the World.

50. California Club Of San Francisco

South San Francisco, CA A.V Macan, 1926/Alister MacKenzie, 1928/Kyle Phillips, 2007

Firm playing surfaces elevate any design but add in a great design and wind and you have the makings of a world top-50 course. The difficult decision to shut the course in 2007 and rebuild it according to a thoughtful Master Plan carried out by Kyle Phillips and his team has proven to be a runaway success. (Up 23)