Thanks, “Gentleman” Joe, for a great course!
“Gentleman” Joe Lee built his career in golf architecture the old-fashioned way: with hard work and dedication to his craft. Never one for self-promotion, Joe was content to develop his reputation through word of mouth. He let his designs, his clients and millions of satisfied golfers do the talking. As a result, his 15 minutes of fame has now reached its sixth decade.
Joe's courses don't steal a dozen balls from struggling hackers. They provide acceptable results for honest shots and reward exceptional play with birdies and eagles. His courses are as much artistry as architecture, graceful landscapes which soothe the anguish of even the most frustrated player.
In all, Mr. Lee plied his unique craft on over 200 golf courses, either designed and remodeled.
“For over 50 years, Mr. Joe Lee was a golf course architect and a consummate gentleman of the game. After his death in 2002 the Joe Lee Scholarship Foundation was created to help college-bound children and employees working at courses he designed. His legacy will go on from all the courses he made, and kept alive by all the golf games yet to be played.”
— from http://www.gentlemanjoelee.org/