is often quoted as abhorring all blindness, which isn't really true. For longer
holes, when the opportunity arose to have a blind strategic shot, he'd use
3 Swinley Forest
"The green sits right-to-left and is slightly higher than the tee but has
enough of a false front to give a clear indication of the target. There is
wonderfully natural mounding up the right side, while the left drops off
dramatically. You can't play this hole without a lot of head-scratching. The
options are endless, and like most Colt par-3s, it looks as if the Creator had
a golf hole in mind when he fashioned this piece of the earth. Spread my ashes
on this tee if you like."
2 Swinley Forest
Colt said Swinley
was the "least bad course" he ever designed.
"When Colt did much of his work, the concept of par was not nearly as
important as it is today. With hickory clubs, was this a par-4 or a par-5? That
didn't matter during match play. Here he shows his knack for finding green
sites--this one is in an amphitheater backed by a wall of
and countless rolls have provided some of the Open's greatest moments,
including Lee Trevino's chip-in in 1972.