A world class golf course, Windsong Farm Golf Club
Click here for Course Photos Rarely does an architect have an opportunity to work with superior land with the goal being great golf. Since there will not be a residential component associated with Windsong, the routing of the golf holes is only restricted by the boundaries. The rolling terrain provides a pallet that may be unmatched for any site in the Midwest. The rolling topography with select trees and wetlands provides the backdrop for the golf course. The elevation change on the property is nearly perfect allowing views and movement within the golf holes, moving in and around a series of hillocks and valleys.
In order to produce the finest results, it is vital that the best people be involved in the project of designing the course at Windsong Farm. The firm of Fought-Lehman Golf Course Architecture was selected.
Tom Lehman Tom Lehman's spectacular 1996 PGA TOUR season will be long remembered. He was named PGA Player of the Year, Golf Digest's World Player of the Year, and Golf World's World Player of the Year. He won the British Open and finished second in the U.S. Open. Other victories included the Tour Championship and the Diners Club Matches. He finished first on the PGA Tour Money List and won the Vardon Trophy for the PGA Tour's lowest scoring average. In 2000, he won the Williams Challenge and the Phoenix Open. Tom's entry into golf course architecture is with every bit of enthusiasm, energy and drive that propelled him to become one of the world's top professional golfers. Tom exhibits more than a passive interest in the design process. He spent numerous days on site and countless hours with his then design partner, John Fought, during the design and development process. In an article in Golf World magazine, Tom is mentioned as one of the hottest names in golf course design. Tom's natural ability to visualize great golf holes has contributed greatly to the success of Windsong.
John Fought John Fought has accumulated quite an impressive resume in the game of golf, both as an accomplished player and as a leading architect. After graduation from Brigham Young University, Fought enjoyed an outstanding amateur career, playing on the Walker Cup and World Amateur teams, and winning the 1977 U.S. Amateur. In his first year on the PGA Tour in 1979, Fought triumphed at both the Buick Open and the Anheuser Busch Classic, and garnered the title of Golf Digest's PGA Tour Rookie of the Year. Following his brief but illustrious playing career, Fought redirected his passion for the game into the art and science of golf course design. John has received numerous awards for his projects, including Pumpkin Ridge and Crosswater (with Bob Cupp). Together, John and Tom designed The Gallery Golf Club, in Tucson, Arizona, and a redesign of The Farm in Rancho Santa Fe, California.