Golf Architecture and Couse Design
American Society of Golf Course Architects
Founded in 1946, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is the oldest professional organization of golf course designers in America. Our architects have designed, renovated and remodeled many of the most famous and storied courses in golf. They are active in current projects not only in the United States and Canada, but also in Europe, Asia and beyond. A non-profit organization comprised of leading golf course designers in the United States and Canada.
Bates Golf Design Group
The Bates Golf Design Group, by Fred Couples and architect Gene Bates, has an impeccable reputation for integrity, excellence and quality of design. We have a staff of professionals with outstanding expertise in design and overseeing the development of courses worldwide. Our design services include private clubs, resorts, daily fee courses and renovations. With extensive background in golf course construction, contractors respect our advice and clearly understand our directions. We are team members during the entire process of creating the golf course. We can be the team leaders when necessary and supportive when part of the team. Preserving the reality of the owner's dreams and integrity of the original design is of paramount importance to The Bates Golf Design Group. Each course is considered a partnership, a relationship made to last for years. This team approach includes land planners, environmental and civil engineers, as well as agronomists and superintendents. The relationship is the key to a successful project.
Burns Golf Design
Burns Golf Design is headed by Steve Burns. Steve is a nationally certified Landscape Architect (CLARB #20394), Registered in Alberta (#257), Florida (#986), South Carolina (#568), Michigan (#3901001484 inactive), Illinois (#157-001219 inactive), and Washington (#682 inactive) and a LEED Accredited Professional, with a degree in Landscape Architecture from the Ohio State University (the most related degree available). In addition, Steve prepared for a golf course design career by working in golf course construction and maintenance during his summers. Steve began his actual golf course design career, more than twenty-five years ago (in 1981), working for Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc., generally regarded as the top firm in the world. During his seven year employment with Fazio, Steve had major design responsibility for a number of highly respected Fazio designs. In 1988, Steve left to form Burns Golf Design. Burns Golf Design's high quality courses, built with reasonable budgets, earned Steve both a 1999 and a 2000. Board Room Magazine Excellence in Achievement Award. Steve is the only golf course architect that won this award both years.
Cashmore Golf Design
Increasing numbers of private clubs and owners of resort or pay-for-play golf courses have come to us as they realize the need for upgrading, extending or adjusting the planning of their existing golf courses. The reasons vary but can include remaining competitive - courses for example, many private golf clubs are suffering as their time-strained members increasingly prefer playing the burgeoning number of truly excellent, day-out destination golf venues in addition to preserving safety as residential subdivisions come closer to the courses. We rethink golf holes in the face of recent golf equipment advances and add residential areas to the golf courses. In all such masterplanning audits, the CGD group absorbs the full effect of the site problems and opportunities, reports on these, and makes studied visual and descriptive recommendations for course adjustments. By careful planning of the works, we minimize disruption to playing conditions, and often include a spare hole to facilitate the construction program. For over 30 years our company has proven that affordable golfing solutions can produce world class, visually exciting landscapes. courses is evidenced by their success and the recognition that they have received, despite their generally low construction and advertising budgets.
Coore & Crenshaw
Admiration and respect for the classic golf courses of the "Golden Age of Architecture" inspired Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore to establish the firm of Coore and Crenshaw Inc. in 1986. Theirs is an architectural firm based upon the shared philosophy that traditional, strategic golf is the most rewarding, and the creation of courses that present this concept with the greatest artistry is the ultimate goal. They have blended their personal experience and admiration for the classical courses of Ross, Mackenzie, Macdonald, Maxwell, and Tillinghast to create a style uniquely their own.
Craig Schreiner Golf Course Architects
Craig Schreiner, ASGCA, ASLA, is President of Schreiner Golf, Inc., (SGI), which has designed public, private and resort golf course projects throughout the North & Central Americas. Craig's comprehensive construction and turfgrass background, experience and ingenuity have made him one of the consummate golf course architects in the nation. Craig emphasizes strategic design values, blending classic golf course architecture with the environment, accentuating nature's beauty and unique harmony.
Herfort Norby Golf Course Architects
Kevin G. Norby, RLA began his career in 1976 as a land planner and landscape architect. In 1990, while designing improvements at Superior National Golf Course, Kevin met Don Herfort, golf architect and Fellow with the American Society of Landscape Architects. Kevin worked with Don for 10 years and, since that time, has been responsible for the design of over 80 projects throughout the central United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Kevin's attention to detail and passion for golf combined with his experience in golf course design and golf course construction has earned him a reputation for creating golf courses that are both enjoyable and financially successful.
Kelly Blake Moran Golf Course Architects
Kelly Blake Moran Golf Course Architects is a professional golf course architecture practice providing complete design services. Our firm applies knowledge and experience to master routing plans, construction documents and post construction grow-in and long term maintenance programs. The firm's design services are based upon Mr. Moran's unique philosophy that a first-hand experience of the property is the only way to develop a rich and meaningful design solution for all aspects of golf course design. Our land-based approach ensures the golf course will be challenging, interesting, and pleasurable to play by the way each hole makes use of the site's natural features.
Raymond Hearn Golf Course Design
All Raymond Hearn golf course designs embody the time-honored lay of the land approach. We excel at golf course remodeling, renovation, restoration, and new course development throughout North America and around the world. Our creative designs encourage new membership at private golf clubs and increased revenues for golf resorts and daily-fee operations. Our clients' profitability is further served by our design principles, which are both traditional and progressive, using a minimalist esthetic that is deferential to the landscape like all great golf courses built during the Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture. Our golf courses are beautiful, strategic, and inexpensive to construct and maintain.
Williams Golf Architects
At Williams Golf Architects, our design philosophy is directly tied to the basics of golf course design as established by the early masters of the profession such as MacKenzie, Colt, Allison, and Ross. These early masters believed that good golf shots should be rewarded, that risk be the choice of the golfer and that each golf hole be memorable in the round and test the ability of the golfer. Strategic and challenging golf course design is the key, providing the thinking golfer with alternate routes to the green.