Sad news for the Pacific Northwest golf industry.
John Harbottle III, architect of Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course and Palouse Ridge in Pullman, died Thursday in California. He was 53.
The Tacoma News Tribune first reported on it Thursday night.
Here’s a press release from the American Sociery of Golf Course Architects.
Harbottle was among the friendliest, most accommodating golf architects in the business. He worked for Pete Dye before going off and making a name for himself.
He recently talked to the Northwest Golf Media Association about his re-modeling of White Horse Golf Club in Kingston. Here’s that story.