We couldn't think of a better time to record the first Golf Advisor podcast than at Arcadia Bluffs this August for the soft opening of the brand new South Course at Arcadia Bluffs. Architect Dana Fry joined us at the Golf Advisor Getaway to Arcadia Bluffs, where attendees could join the architect and Brad Klein for golf, architecture discussions and more.
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Some highlights from the interview:
Dana Fry shares how he was given the job to design the new South Course at Arcadia Bluffs. The interview process wasn't exactly competitive.
Fry discusses his "style" or more accurately his desire to continue to change styles throughout his long career as opposed to sticking to a single look like other peers in design.
Fry describes how invaluable the staff at Chicago Golf Club was in allowing him to repeatedly come to the club and learn all the details of building and maintaining a course inspired by the designs of Seth Raynor.
Klein and Fry talk about the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Opens (Fry co-designed 2017 host Erin Hills with Michael Hurdzan and Ron Whitten) and the challenge to the architect and USGA of trying to defend par.
Fry discusses his history working for Tom Fazio and how it's helped him get to where he is today.
Fry shares some of his current projects including a total rebuild in New Jersey and a private estate in Brazil.
You can view more golf courses designed by Dana Fry here.