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Phillips’ Next Masterpiece could be Roseville course

Sacramento Bee
by John Schumacher

Kyle Phillips stands in the dirt on the eighth tee at Morgan Creek Golf & Country Club in Roseville, motions with his hands and starts speaking his favorite language – Landforms. Contours. Ridge lines. Heathland. Dust drifts by as a bulldozer rumbles past. Phillips, the course’s balding, personable architect, doesn’t flinch, pointing out bunkers where there is only dirt, and praising an irregular-shaped oak tree that hugs the right side of a soon-to-be fairway. “Trees like that are just fantastic,” he says. “It works with the golf hole. It’s lost a big limb. If it lives another 30 years, we’ll be thrilled.” Read More…