You learn from your mistakes, according to common wisdom -- although none of us like to make them, especially those of the careless kind. I learned today, thanks to a careful reader knowledgeable about golf course architects, that I wrongly attributed the design of Clemson University’s well-regarded Walker Course to George Cobb when, in fact, it was the work of DJ DeVictor, a modern architect whose 30-year old firm is based in Atlanta. A reader named Ed from Anderson, SC, caught my mistake and was kind enough to send me a note.
My first experience with a DeVictor golf course was at Rarity Bay, outside Knoxville, TN, some six years ago. On the very first hole, a short par 4, I dumped a nine-iron approach shot into the hole for an eagle. I have had a soft spot for the designer ever since, but I guess you could say to DeVictor did not go the spoils in my reference. My apologies to all and thanks to Ed from Anderson.