Project NotesThe site was surely a challenging one-- the old Meggetts Quarry-- over 200 acres of everything that is rock-- granite, quartz, crushing plant, and pits-- and very little of anything that was golf-- available shaping material and topsoil or inherent golf characteristics. In a collection of my more prescient moments, I told the owners on three or four occasions that a golf course could not be built on the site. Happily, they declined my sage advice.
What They're SayingShortly after opening, Black Rock was honored by links magazine as one of their top ten in the "Best of Golf" issue.
"No hole is a good one unless it has one or more hazards in a direct line of a hole. Max Behr, who is one of the best American golf architects, states that the direct line to the hole is the line of instinct, and that to make a good golf hole you must break up that line in order to create the line of charm." Alister Mackenzie