Aside from helping steer Europe to Ryder Cup glory on more than one occasion, Jose Maria Olazabal also won two US Masters at Augusta National and is a man with the pedigree and reputation to secure plenty of design work in his native Spain and across Europe. Whether Olazabal is a passionate golf designer or another celebrity cashing in on his success remains unclear, but on the evidence of Real Club de Golf Seville there is a long way to go before he can be considered a genuine architect of ability.
The Olazabal Course at Mission Hills in China is also a fairly tame effort, though it was one of the ten courses built by Schmidt and Curley and it’s likely Olazabal had very little involvement in its design.
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