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Passion and attention to detail are the hallmarks of John Fought Design (JFD). No golf course designer spends more time with his client during the planning process and on site during the construction phase of the project than John Fought. The same can be said for his dedication for Ridge Creek Dinuba Golf Club.

The same passion that propelled John Fought to victory in the 1977 U.S. Amateur Championship and to his two PGA Tour wins, has been transferred to the golf courses he designs. With four courses in the “Top 100” (Golfweek – Modern) and many national championships being contested on his courses, it is fair to say that John Fought is currently one of the foremost architects working today.

From a philosophical standpoint John Fought has played most of the great courses throughout the world and understands the design styles of the past and present designers. John Fought prefers the classic works from the Golden Age of golf course architecture when such geniuses as Donald Ross, Alistair Mackenzie and AW Tillinghast were creating their master works. While John Fought does not have a dominant motif present in every course he designs (changes occur from project to project to fit the land and circumstances), his style leans toward classic, created with modern construction techniques.

  • John Fought Playing Highlights:
  • Two-time winner on the PGA Tour
  • PGA Tour Rookie of the Year, 1979
  • U.S. Amateur Champion, 1977 (Aronimink G.C., Philadelphia)
  • Member of Walker Cup Team, 1977 (Shinnecock Hills G.C., New York)
  • Member of World Amateur Team, 1976
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