Carolinas Golf Foundation

Tom Jackson

2007

Golf Course Architect

Tom Jackson, from Taylors, SC has been actively designing and building golf course since 1965. Prior to starting his own firm in 1971, he worked for two of the country’s leading golf course architects, Robert Trent Jones and George Cobb. During the past 33 years, has been involved with well over 100 golf course projects, the majority being located in the Southeast. These projects include private and semi-private courses, resort courses and public courses, of which seven have been done for various government agencies.
 
His Cliffs at Glassy golf course, north of Greenville, SC opened in 1992 and Golf Digest named the course "Fourth Most Beautiful In The Nation." The Cliffs at Glassy was the first course in the now nationally renowned Cliffs stable that has transformed the Upstate’s reputation as a high-end residential golf haven.

 

He also designed the course at Prestonwood Country Cub in Cary, NC that hosted the SAS Championship on what was then the Senior Tour. Other notable layouts of his in the Carolinas include Mount Vintage Plantation in North Augusta, rated by the late, great Byron Nelson as a “magnificent layout.”

 

Tom Jackson was inducted into the Carolinas Golf Hall of Fame in 2007.

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