Jeff Walser, Landmark's Director of Golf/General Manager, says it's just that - the ability to recall, that separates his club from the rest of the offerings in California's low desert: "When our players leave here, of course I want them to remember receiving a great experience for the price, and want to come back again.
I think the thing that helps us the most in that regard is, their ability to do mental recall - remembering the holes and being able to tell their friends, ‘Hey, I hit a seven iron on fifteen to reach the island green.'"
"We've all played many golf courses where you can't really remember or separate one thing from the next.Then someone asks you how you played a certain hole, and you're struggling to remember if it was a par four, three, etc, and how you approached it.I think we're unique because every hole's different at Landmark Golf Club
, and pretty memorable in its own way," Walser
said The Skins Game gave Landmark excellent exposure, though the club wasn't specifically designed to host it: "We landed The Skins Game before our golf courses were even opened yet.It gave us some incredible exposure, which really helped in our first few years.We'd originally intended to have a hotel come in with the building of the facility, but that didn't work out.So, we weren't connected to any types of accommodations - but with the Skins Game, people still found out about us."Walser
continues, "We didn't know when we were designing the courses (Ed note: they found out during the early construction phases, and some accommodations were made for it.) that the ‘Skins' would be played there, but we always hope professional tournaments will come to our facilities.
...Walser explains: "My father (Joe Walser Jr., co-founder of Landmark Golf with Ernie Vossler) and Ernie met up with Pete Dye when he was just coming on the scene, many years ago.
describes it: "I think the shot values at Landmark GC
are as good as you'll find anywhere, especially into the putting surfaces.
right - you will remember your round at Landmark Golf Club
, because of its beauty and challenge, but also the tremendous playing conditions and excellent service (including valet parking).
...Director of Golf/General Manager: Jeff Walser