One of the things that I always enjoy about watching the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am coverage is seeing what Top 100 club logos will pop up on the amateur participants. This year the stand outs were Bill Murray in Prairie Dunes (Fri.) and Sage Valley (Sat.), Tony Romo in Dallas National gear and Charles Schwab with his usual Cypress Point visor. It’s always fun to see what clubs are being represented out there which is something a few of my friends refer to as “logo bingo”.
Since I was thinking about logos this weekend, here are a few of my all time favorites.
Pebble Beach Golf Links – This is one of the all time greats in my opinion. Clean, simple and very representative of the Monterey Peninsula.
Pine Valley Golf Club – Classy, elegant and understated . . . just like Pine Valley itself. I love this one . . . especially the members version which, like the one pictured here, is just the shield without Pine Valley written below it.
Merion Golf Club – When you have something unqiue like Merion’s wicker baskets it would be crazy not to feature that item in the logo. For those who are interested, the bush is a Scotch Broom which is found on the 16th hole and maybe some other places on the course. This is one of the best in my opinion.
Scioto Country Club – I can’t quite put my finger on why I like this one, but I really do. It just looks cool on a hat.
Augusta National Golf Club – I’d never seen this old school Augusta logo until last fall when someone I was on a trip with had one. Pretty cool and different from what we are used to seeing for Augusta National.
National Golf Links of America – This one is completely unique which is why I like it. If I remember correctly Charles Blair Macdonald found this design on a tile from Holland.
Prairie Dunes – The yucca plant is abundant at Prairie Dunes so it’s a perfect symbol to represent the course.
Myopia Hunt Club – This is an obscure logo you don’t see much which may be why I like it. I ran into a guy in the Richmond airport wearing a hat from here and he couldn’t believe I knew what it was.
Sand Hills – I’m not sure there is any logo out there that captures the essence of a club the way this one does. They could not have come up with anything better than this.
Garden City Golf Club – I have no idea what this is, but I love it!
San Francisco Golf Club – I’ve always liked this logo. It’s understated and just has a cool look to it. I like the way the C in SFGC is the circle around the other letters.