Indian Summer designer Thompson earns architecture honor -
Peter Thompson, who designed Indian Summer Country Club in
Olympia and the new Vicwood Links in Lacey, has been honored as
one of the top golf course designers in the country for 1998.
The International Network of Golf (ING) recently awarded its
coveted Industry Select Awards to architects for their
contributions to the game.
Pete Dye, with his design of Whistling Straits Golf Course in
Kohler, Wisconsin and The Purdue University Golf Course, won top
honors from ING, which nominated 12 course designers for the
Thompson, with his design of Golden Pebble Golf Club in China,
was named as the runner-up for the award.
Arthur Hills, who designed Bay Harbor Golf Club in Michigan, was
selected as the second runner-up for the annual awards by ING.
The Golf Course Designers of the Year is an award given to the
architect who has made an outstanding achievement in their field
with a positive effect on the game of golf. It also takes into
account the designer's work with the environment and impact to
golf and the local community.
Thompson, a California-based golf course designer, has 20 years
as a land planner and course designer. His Indian Summer course
has won critical acclaim after serving as a NIKE Tour stop for
two years and his Vicwood Links course will open this spring across
the street from Meriwood Golf Club in Olympia.