Vicwood, Indian Summer designer Thompson earns architecture honor - February 1999
nside Golf Newspaper

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 award.

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.

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