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Brough Creek National

From message board idea to functioning golf course to the pages of TGJ No. 10, Brough Creek National is every armchair architect’s dream
Some obstacles—like Black Betty—are too tall an order for the collective to tackle without professional help. But with each burn pile, the Brough Creek on the ground gets closer to the one they’ve drawn up.

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“I didn’t necessarily, when designing, think of it as a routing…a full-on golfer’s playground was the vision.”

Ben Hotaling

From message board idea to functioning golf course to the pages of TGJ No. 10, Brough Creek National is every armchair architect’s dream. In our latest episode, host Tom Coyne confirms the hand-built reality with a (temporary) course record, followed by a tour with Ben Hotaling, the course’s designer. Hole-by-hole, Hotaling discusses an array of tee-to-green options, obstacles that nearly prevented his finished product, selling national memberships in rural Kansas City, and how your yard can become Some Guy’s Backyard.