Golf at St. Eugene and you will experience what is considered course architect Les Furber’s distinctive style: beautiful, white sand bunkers, huge, undulating greens, and holes aligned with majestic peaks, with a course emphasis on shot value.
After a long association with Robert Trent Jones Sr., who is recognized as the “father “ of modern golf course architecture, Les Furber, along with partner Jim Eremko, established Les Furber Design and GDS Golf Design Services Ltd in 1980, located in Canmore, Alberta.
Les Furber is considered one of the four best golf course architects in Canada, and although he has been behind golf courses as far reaching as Switzerland and Lithuania, his specialty has been western Canadian golf courses.
The philosophy behind Les Furber’s designs may be best stated with the following quotation from the Les Furber Design and GDS Golf Design Services website:
“Our reputation has been built on the foundation of creativity and originality. With our designs you will find that golf strategy and shot values are paramount. We maintain a strong balance between playability and challenge; playable but not penal, challenging but not intimidating. The design approach is innovative, visionary and with today’s ever changing ecological regulations, in tune environmentally.”
For more information about Les Furber and GDS Golf Design Services, see http://www.gdsgolf.ca.