Pete Dye is no Karl Litten

    I read the name Karl Litten for the first time yesterday, while researching an article about golf courses in the Asheville, NC area.  It seems Mr. Litten designed the local Broadmoor Golf Links.  Calling him "the noted golf architect," the Broadmoor web site goes on to say of Mr. Litten that he is "recognized by the PGA as one of golf's Fab Four, along with Nicklaus, Fazio and Palmer."  That designation leaves out such greats of the game as Arthur Hills, Coore & Crenshaw, Tom Doak, Greg Norman and maybe a dozen other names probably familiar to the average golfer.  Or at least more familiar than Karl Litten.
    My interest was piqued and, after further research, I found that Litten is credited with a few dozen courses -- in Florida, a few in the Carolinas and Michigan, and 17 overseas, including the Emirates Golf Club in Dubai.  He has a nice portfolio, and I am going to try to play the Broadmoor course later this year.  I am hoping it will be Fabulous.  If you have played it, I look forward to your comments here.

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