This is the group of architects I admire the most! I love 'old school',  seemingly simple golf courses, the type of golf course that 'speaks' softly.  The following list is comprised of  long gone architects other than two entities, one being - Coore/Crenshaw.  They continue to do an incredible job of building classic, understated and highly playable golf courses and I would encourage any of you to seek their designs out and give them a try.  Just keep in mind there will be very little "Wow!" factor. (A little known fact is that Seth Raynor  was selected as the original designer for Cypress Point. Alister MacKenzie  happened to be the benefactor of Raynor's untimely death.) 

1.    Alister MacKenzie 

  • Cypress Point
  • Augusta National (although very little remains of his original course)
  • St. Andrews
  • Palmetto Golf Club

2.   Seth Raynor 

  • Fox Chapel
  • Yale
  • Fishers Island
  • Yeaman's Hall

3.   Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw  

  • Sand Hills
  • Bandon Trails
  • Chechessee Creek
  • Friar's Head

4.   Tom Doak 

  • Pacific Dunes
  • Barnbougle Dunes
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Ballyneal

5.   Colt and Alison 

  • Royal County Down
  • Royal Cinque Ports
  • Sea Island (Seaside)
  • Royal Liverpool

6.     A.W. Tillinghast   

  • Winged Foot (East & West)
  • Bethpage Black
  • San Francisco Golf Club
  • Baltimore Country Club