Tom Weiskopf R.I.P.

By: August 22, 2022

I am unfortunate to start the week with this news. Tom Weiskopf passed away on August 20th at the age of 79. Winner of 16 PGA TOUR titles, Tom Weiskopf was a prolific golf course designer/co-designer, responsible for 70-plus courses worldwide.

Probably one of his last golf course design projects was the par-72 Black Desert Resort Golf Course (managed by Troon). 

Tom Wiskopf Garmany and Despain at Troon North

Tom Weiskopf had a very close business relationship. Troon Executive Chairman and Founder Dana Garmany said:

“The industry has lost one of its best with the passing of Tom Weiskopf, and Troon has lost a dear friend.”

Troon Senior Vice President of Science and Agronomy Jeff Spangler said:

“He had a great eye for golf course design, agronomy and was open to innovate ideas. He was a trendsetter in the biggest ways, finding the delicate balance between old and new. He will be missed; the golf world lost one of the best.”

Troon-managed Tom Weiskopf-designed/co-designed golf courses include:

  • Black Desert Resort is currently under development in Ivins, Utah
  • Capital Canyon Club in Prescott, Arizona
  • La Cantera Golf Club in San Antonio, Texas
  • Monument at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Pinnacle at Troon North Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona
  • The Ocean Club in Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • The Ridge at Castle Pines North in Castle Pines, Colorado
  • Troon Country Club in Scottsdale, Arizona

Here are some of his European works where he designed the golf course by himself or co-designed: