Australian tour player turned golf architect, Graham Marsh is best known internationally for having designed the beautiful Sutton Bay Club in South Dakota and the Pines Course at the Prairie Club in Nebraska. Both Sutton Bay and Prairie Club were remarkable design projects, and Marsh poured his energies into crafting the finest courses he could out of land forms that threw up endless possibilities. His first course at Sutton Bay is sadly no longer in play, a subsequent layout was created for the club later on higher, more stable ground. Neither course displayed quite the routing sophistication of sandhills standouts like Sand Hills and Ballyneal, but both were good and compare favorably to other layouts in the area.
In Australia Graham Marsh has designed a number of solid 'championship' courses, with the likes of The Vines and Secret Harbour near Perth, Twin Creeks and Terrey Hills in Sydney, Paradise Palms and Robina Woods in Queensland and Eynesbury in Victoria all decent layouts, though a distance behind his best work in America – principally because the land available for his local Australian projects is less suited for golf than those rolling sand dunes in central USA.
Despite a shift toward fun and playability, Marsh's company still tends to design long, difficult, 'tournament-standard' golf courses. In Australia, the company remain a popular choice for projects on dull ground.
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