Brett Hochstein on a (Potential) Sacramento Muni-ssance, Flat-Land Design, and California Golf

Brett Hochstein—a California-based golf architect who has shaped features for Tom Doak, Gil Hanse, Jay Blasi, and Jim Urbina, among others—joins Garrett Morrison to talk about his plans for two high-potential Sacramento municipal golf courses. Brett has just completed a master plan for a renovation of William Land Golf Course, a nine-holer in a city park, and he expects to finish his master plan for historical work at Haggin Oaks, an Alister MacKenzie design, later this year. Brett talks with Garrett about a variety of issues related to these projects, from California’s water crisis to techniques for building great golf on flat land to MacKenzie’s wild late-period greens. Brett and Garrett wrap up the episode with some chat about sneaky-good public courses on California’s Central Coast.