Sad news that a few sources have confirmed tonight: John (Jeff) Harbottle III, who designed two of the Northwest’s crown jewel golf course in the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain and Palouse Ridge, died today in California. He was 53.
Here is Harbottle’s biography off his design Website.
Details are a bit fuzzy (since I just learned of the news tonight). Will follow up on it Friday. A real big blow to the golf-design community, and to one of the big names out of Tacoma Country and Golf Club.