The 2018 Renaissance Cup
The 26th playing of the annual Renaissance Cup took place in June at the Grand Saint Emilionnais GC in St. Emilion, France. (The 1st and 8th holes are pictured.)
Our hosts, the Mourgue d'Algue family,  put together an elegant weekend of golf, food, and plenty of delicious wine.  Congratulations to our friends Alfonso Erhardt and Teresa Zayas from Madrid, who beat the hosts 3&2 in the final.
RGD Internship Program
We are now accepting internship applications at RGD. If you are interested in applying, please mail a letter and resume to the address found in our contact section or via email to
The 2019 Scottish Open
Just announced....the 2019 & 2020 events will be held at the Renaissance Club in East Lothian, Scotland.
The Yolk with Doak Podcast 

Itunes, Stitcher,

Episode 1: Golf Course Architecture 101 - Part 1

Episode 2: Golf Course Architecture 101 - Part 2

Episode 3: Waialae C.C., The Sony Open, Seth Raynor

Episode 4: Streamsong

Episode 5: Bel-Air CC, George Thomas, & RGD- I          

Episode 6: Bel-Air CC, George Thomas, & RGD- II  

Epispde 7: Bel-Air CC, George Thomas, & RGD- III       

Episode 8: Routing 

Episode 9: Routing Part II 

Episode 10: Michigan Golf



The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses

A Guide to the World's Finest Golf Courses

Tom Doak's Little Red Book of Golf Course Architecture

This book is an unprecedented view of how one of our era's best architects thinks about his craft, his peers and his business. It reads like a long conversation about a craft he has loved, studied and honed for nearly 40 years—golf course architecture.

Mulligan Par 3 Course Officially Opens at Ballyneal

Shown: Holes #11 and #6

Tara Iti Golf Club Debuts at #29 in Golf Magazine's 2017/18 ranking of the Top 100 Courses in the World


Introducing Stoatin Brae

Introducing Gull Lake View Resort's newest course, Stoatin Brae.

From Golf Club Atlas:

Tom’s Interview with his four Senior Design Associates (creators of the Stoatin Brae Golf Course at Gull Lake View Resort in Augusta, MI)

The Loop (Black and Red Courses) at Forest Dunes

A Depiction of How The Only Reversible Course in the World “Works”

Updated: October 2017, courtesy of Andy Johnson,

Tom at High Pointe