Indian Wells - Players Course
The John Fought-designed Players Course opened in November 2007. The Players Course features a classic American design complete with sculpted bunkers in a style reminiscent of Riviera, Winged Foot and the brilliant golf courses created by Dr. Alistair Mackenzie near Melbourne, Australia. Fought was able to seamlessly integrate many stately trees found on the original properties into his new designs to impart the unique feel of an older venerable facility while at the same time delivering a modern approach to golf course design. Most of the holes are oriented to take full advantage of jaw-dropping views of the San Jacinto, Santa Rosa and San Bernardino mountain ranges and majestic Eisenhower Mountain stands sentinel to the south. As a "core golf" layout lacking a real estate component, no roads or homes intrude into either golf course, and each hole is designed to be somewhat sheltered from the others to elicit a feeling of solitude.