Perhaps You've Never Heard of Architect George Cobb. Chances Are if You've Ever
Vacationed in the Southeast, You've Played One or More of His Courses.
Burningtree Country Club is proud of its architect, George Cobb, as much a well-kept secret as Burningtree itself!
Born in Savannah, Georgia in 1914, Cobb grew up in a family of golfers. After graduating in 1937 from the University of Georgia with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Cobb served as an engineering officer in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. At Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, he was ordered to construct a golf course on the base to serve as a physical rehabilitation facility. It was likely at that moment that Cobb developed his design philosophy that golf was supposed to heal and to stimulate, not to punish.
In the mid-1950s, Cobb set up shop in Greenville, South Carolina and took advantage of a booming golf development climate in the southeast to create more than 100 original designs, along with dozens of redesigns. Perhaps his most prominent design is his shortest course: The Par-3 Course at Augusta National Golf Club, which he completed in 1959 (with a little help from Masters domos Bobby Jones and Clifford Roberts). Alister MacKenzie had first proposed an "approach-and-putt" nine-holer as early as 1932, but it took another 26 years before the short course concept was green lighted. He also designed Goose Pond Colony in Scottsboro, AL.
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