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“The difference between a very good golf course and an exceptional golf course is often the site. Jug Mountain Ranch has a serene and peaceful beauty, with a variety of short and long distance views; enclosed tree covered terrain and wide open meadows; soft gentle terrain and dramatic undulating contour; dry desert sage and wetland/lake habitat. A site with natural beauty, character, and features coupled with quality design will always stand apart as a memorable golf experience.”

–Don Knott, Principle, Knott-Brooks-Linn Golf Design Group

In his prior capacity as Senior Vice President of Design for the Robert Trent Jones II Group, Don served as project architect on more than 60 courses, including many of the world’s most acclaimed golf courses:

U.S. Courses:

  1. Makena Resort Golf, Maui, Hawaii (1978)
    • Ranked 7th in Golf Digest state-by-state listing, 1996
  2. Keystone Ranch Golf Course, Keystone, Colorado (1978)
    • Selected by Golf Digest among Best 50 Golf Resort Courses in USA
  3. Beaver Creek Golf Course, Avon, Colorado (1980)
  4. Sunriver Resort Woodlands Course (North Course), Sunriver, Oregon (1980)
    • Cited by Golf Digest among Top 25 Best Resort Courses in USA
    • Site of the Oregon Open 1981-1996
    • Ranked 5th in Golf Digest state-by-state listing
    • Cited by Back Nine Magazine as Best Resort Course in Northwest
  5. Kiahuna Golf Village, Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii (1981)
  6. Sun Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Idaho (1981)
    • Golf Digest Top 75 Resort Courses in USA
    • Best in State, 1991-2001 Golf Digest
  7. Sugarloaf Golf Club, Carrabassett Valley, Maine (1984)
    • Ranked by Golf Digest as Best New Resort Course in Aesthetics, 1986
    • Ranked 1st in Golf Digest state-by-state listing, Oct. 91
    • Golf Digest Top 75 Resort Courses in USA
    • Best in State 1991-2005
  8. Poppy Hills, Pebble Beach, California (1986)
    • Site of the PGA AT&T Pro Am Golf Tournament
    • Recognized by Golf Digest among the Best Courses in California
    • Site of the Spalding Pro AM
    • Site of the 1991 NCAA Championships
  9. Links at Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach, California (1988)
    • Cited by Golf Digest as Best New Resort Course of the Year, 1998
    • Cited by Golf Digest as Top 100 Golf Courses in USA, 1991,1997
    • Cited by Golf Magazine in Top 100 Golf Courses in USA, 1991
    • Cited by Golf Digest as Top 25 Resort Courses in USA
  10. Desert Dunes Golf Course, Desert Hot Springs, California (1989)
    • Cited by Golf Digest as 3rd Best Public Course Opened in 1989
    • Cited by Golf Digest as Top 50 Public Courses in USA, 1990
  11. Prince Golf Course, Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii (1990)
    • Cited by Golf Digest as Best New Resort Golf Course of 1990
    • Cited by Golf Digest in Top 50 Golf Courses in USA, 1993
    • Ranked 1st in Golf Digest state-by-state listing
    • Golf Digest Top 5 Resort Courses in USA, 1992
  12. Poipu Bay Resort Golf Course, Poipu Beach, Kauai, Hawaii (1991)
    • Ranked 6th in Golf Digest state-by-state listing
    • Site of the Grand Slam of Golf 1994-2006
  13. The Windsor Club, Vero Beach, Florida (with Gary Linn) (1991)
    • Ranked 14th in Golf Digest state-by-state listing
    • Site of the Pro Father-Son tournament 1995-1998
  14. The Orchards Golf Club, Detroit, Michigan (1993)
    • Cited by Golf Magazine among Top 10 Best New Courses, Feb.1994
    • Top 10 Best New Public Courses, Golf Digest, Jan 1995
  15. Rancho La Quinta Golf Club, La Quinta, California (1994)
    • Site of The Skins Game, 1996-1998
  16. Eagle Point Golf Club, Eagle Point, Oregon (1996)
    • Top 10 Best New Courses by Golf Magazine, Feb. 1997
    • 3rd Best New Public Course, Golf Digest , Dec. 1997
  17. Celebration Golf Club, Celebration, Florida (1996)
  18. Country Club of Detroit (Remodel), Detroit, Michigan (1997)
  19. Long Island National Golf Course, Riverhead, New York (1999)
  20. Winchester Golf Club, Auburn, California (1999)
    • Ranked 13th best in California, Golf Digest, 2002

International Courses:

  1. Calatagan Golf Course, Batangas, Philippines (1977)
  2. Shizukuishi Golf Course, Mt. Takakura, Japan (1983)
  3. Wild Coast Country Club, Transkei, South Africa (1984)
  4. Glencoe Golf and Country Club, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (with Gary Linn) (1984)
    • Ranked in the Top 25 Best Golf Courses in Canada
    • Site of the 1989 Canadian Professional CPGA Championship
  5. Golf & Country Club de Bossey (1984), Haute Savoie, France
    • Top 50 in European Courses by Golf World and Golf Digest, March
  6. Pine Lake Golf Club, Nishiwaki, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan (1985)
    • Best New Course in Japan by Choice Magazine 1986
    • Site of Mitsubishi Gallant Tournament, 1987
    • Site of the Kansai Open Golf Championship 1990
  7. Raffles Country Club, Singapore (1986)
  8. Joondalup Country Club, Perth, Australia (1986)
    • Ranked 4th in Western Australia by Western Australia Golf Assoc.
    • Ranked by Australian National Golf among Top 15 Golf Courses in Australia
    • Ranked #1 Public Access Course in Australia by Golf Course Guide
    • Site of the 1987 Western Australia Open and PGA Championship
  9. The Cape Golf Club, Cape Schanck, Melbourne, Australia (1986)
  10. Meadow Springs Golf Course (1987), Mandurah, Western Australia
    • Ranked #2 in Western Australia by Western Australia Golf Assoc.
    • Ranked by Australian National Golf among Top 5 Golf Courses in Australia
  11. Springfield Golf Club, Tajimi, Gifu Prefecture, Japan (with Gary Linn) (1986)
    • Voted Most Popular Member Course by Kansai Golf Association
  12. Raffles Country Club – North, Singapore (1987)
  13. The National Golf Club, Cape Schanck, Melbourne, Australia (1986)
    • Cited by Australian Golf Magazine among Top 20 Golf Courses In Australia
  14. Cherry Hills Golf Club -27 holes, Miki. Hyogo Prefecture, Japan (with Gary Linn) (1987)
  15. Green Valley Country Club, Bangkok, Thailand (1988)
  16. Hyatt Regency Coolum Golf Course, Sunshine Coast, Australia (1989)
    • Cited by Australian Golf Magazine among Top 20 in Australia
    • Site of the Coolum Classic, an Australian PGA tour event
  17. Zuiryo Golf Club (1990), Gifu Prefecture, Japan
  18. Sun Hills Country Club-27 holes, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (1990)
  19. Joondalup Country Club-3rd Nine, Perth, Australia (1990)
  20. Shanghai Country Club, Shanghai, China (1990)
  21. Fuji Country Club, Ichihara Course, Koshikiya, Ichihara, Chiba, Japan (1992)
  22. Sun Hills Country Club-4th Nine, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (1992)
  23. Eastwood Golf Club, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (1992)
  24. Kapuk Golf Course, Indonesia (1992)
  25. Miho Country Club, Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan (1993)
  26. Katsura Golf Course, Hokkaido Prefecture, Japan (1993)
    • Site of the Japan Open, 1999
    • Ranked 6th best Golf Course in Japan by Japan Golf Classic
  27. Eastern Star Country Club, Ban Chang, Thailand (1993)
  28. Regus Crest Country Club – Grand Course, Hiroshima, Japan (1993)
  29. Nasu Highland Golf and Country Club, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan (1993)
  30. Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club, Laguna, Philippines (1993)
    • Site of the World Amateur Championship 1997
    • Ranked #1 course in Philippines by Golf Digest
  31. Moscow Country Club, Nahabino, Moscow, Russia (1993)
    • Russian Open 1994-present
    • Ranked #1 course in Russia by Golf Digest
  32. Regus Crest Country Club – Royal Course, Hiroshima, Japan (1994)
  33. King Hills Country Club, Kumamoto, Japan (1994)
  34. The Mines Golf and Country Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (1994)
    • Site of The World Cup Golf Tournament, 1999
    • Ranked #1 course in Malaysia 1998-present
  35. Sta. Elena Golf & Country Club – 3rd Nine, Laguna, Philippines (1994)
  36. Les Domaines de Vidauban, Vidauban, Var, France (1994)
  37. Gulf Harbour Golf Club, Auckland, New Zealand (1997)
    • Site of The World Cup Golf Tournament, 1998
    • Site of New Zealand Open 2004-2005
    • Ranked #5 course in NZ by Golf Digest
  38. Oak Valley Golf Club -27 Holes, Wonju, Korea (1998)
    • Ranked #7 course in Korea by Golf Digest
  39. Anyang Benest Country Club (Remodel), Seoul Korea (1998)
  40. Spring City Resort (Lake course), Kunming, China (1999)
    • Ranked #1 course in China 2001-present
  41. Cagayan de Oro Golf Club, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines (1999)
  42. Harbour Plaza Golf & CC, Dongguan, China (1999)
    • Ranked #9 course in China by Golf Digest

How can we say our GOLF course is just possibly the best golf course in the world? Because this is how golf should be. And the EXPERTS AGREE. Experience Jug Mountain Ranch for yourself.

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