Dick Wilson, Bobby Weed, Scot Sherman
Members and their guests
Although he was not a prolific designer, since he only worked in the US in the middle part of the twentieth century, Dick Wilson remains well regarded among golf cognoscenti for the quality of the courses that he did manage to build. One of these is Pine Tree, down the coast from Palm Beach, which for the most part is still true to Wilson's vision. Ben Hogan was delivering a real compliment when he described it as "maybe the best flat course in America," since back then architects did not have recourse to extensive earthmoving and limitless budgets: they worked with what they had, and made what they had work. Sure, the more modern creations of your Fazios and your Dyes are more spectacular, but it's great that clubs like Pine Tree are still around to serve as a living reminder of how things used to be.