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Adam Mednickson

Adam Mednick (born 9 September 1966) is a Swedish professional golfer. Early life Mednick was born in Bethesda, Maryland in the United States to an American father and a Swedish mother, and moved to Sweden when he was eight years old. His great-grandparents emigrated from Russia to escape the Tsar, and the authorities in the United States changed their family name from Mednikov to Mednick. Amateur career Mednick had a successful amateur...... click here for more

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Ahn Moon Hwan

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Albert Warren Tillinghast

Albert Warren "Tillie" Tillinghast (May 7, 1876 – May 19, 1942) was an American golf course architect. Tillinghast was one of the most prolific architects in the history of golf; he worked on more than 265 different courses. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2015. Personal life Tillinghast was born in 1874 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the son of Benjamin Collins Tillinghast, owner of a rubber goods company there. He...... click here for more

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Alex Russell

Alex Russell MC (4 June 1892 – 22 November 1961) was an Australian grazier, soldier, golfer and golf course architect. Russell was born at Geelong to grazier Philip Russell and Mary Gray, née Guthrie. He was sent to Glenalmond College in Scotland for his early schooling before returning to Australia, where he attended Geelong Grammar School, from which he graduated in 1911 having won distinction in both academic and...... click here for more

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Alice Dye

Alice Dye (February 19, 1927 – February 1, 2019) was an American amateur golfer and golf course designer known as the "First Lady" of golf architecture in the United States. Biography Born Alice Holliday O'Neal in Indianapolis, Indiana, she began playing golf at a young age as a result of her father's influence,[2] winning eleven Indianapolis Women's City titles. She graduated from Shortridge...... click here for more

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Alvise Rossi Fioravanti

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Antonio Garcia Garrido

Antonio Garrido (born 2 February 1944) is a Spanish professional golfer. He won five times on the European Tour and twice on the European Senior Tour. He played in the 1979 Ryder Cup, the first Ryder Cup in which Continental European golfers were eligible to play. Garrido played on the European Tour from its first official season in 1972 and won five tournaments between 1972 and 1986. He is notable for winning the first ever...... click here for more

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Archie Simpson

Archibald "Archie" Simpson (14 March 1866 – January 1955) was a Scottish-American professional golfer. He was also a golf course designer and a golf club maker. He was runner-up in The Open Championship in 1885 (won by Bob Martin), and 1890 (won by John Ball). Early years Simpson was born on 14 March 1866 in Earlsferry, Fifeshire, Scotland, to Alexander Simpson and Mary Simpson née...... click here for more

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Arthur Hills

Arthur Hills is an American golf course designer. He has designed more than 200 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world. In addition, Arthur Hills's firm, Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates, has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses including some of the country's most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships. Hills earned a...... click here for more

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Åke Persson

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Baldovino Dassù

Baldovino Dassù (born 3 November 1952) is an Italian golfer. Dassù won the 1970 British Youths Open Amateur Championship and played for Italy in that year's Eisenhower Trophy. He turned professional in 1971 and was a regular on the European Tour from its first official season in 1972 until the mid-1980s. His most successful season by far was 1976, when he won his only two European Tour titles at the Dunlop Masters and...... click here for more

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Barbara Eisserer

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Ben Crenshaw

Ben Daniel Crenshaw (born January 11, 1952) is a retired American professional golfer who has won 19 events on the PGA Tour, including two major championships: the Masters Tournament in 1984 and 1995. He is nicknamed Gentle Ben. Professional career This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living...... click here for more

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Ben Sayers

Bernard "Ben" Sayers (23 June 1856 – 9 March 1924) was a Scottish professional golfer, who later became a distinguished golf teacher, golf course designer and manufacturer of golf clubs and equipment. Sayers had a reputation for making good quality gutta-percha golf balls. Sayers was born in Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland. After moving to Haddington with his family at the age of 12, Sayers began to play golf after being...... click here for more

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Bernard Gallacher

Bernard Gallacher, OBE (born 9 February 1949) is a Scottish professional golfer. Gallacher was born in Bathgate, Scotland. He took up golf at the age of eleven. In 1965 he won the Lothians Golf Association Boys Championship. He won the 1967 Scottish Amateur Open Stroke Play Championship and turned professional the same year. Professional career He won the Sir Henry Cotton Rookie of the Year award in 1968. His first...... click here for more

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Bernhard Langer

Bernhard Langer (German pronunciation: [ˈbɛʁnhaʁt ˈlaŋɐ]; born 27 August 1957) is a German professional golfer. He is a two-time Masters champion and was one of the world's leading golfers throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In 1986, he became the sport's first official number one ranked player following the creation of the OWGR. Langer is one of five golfers who have won professional golf events on all six continents where golf is...... click here for more

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Bill Amick

"I want to see smiling golfers on the 18th green!" This motto best describes William Amick's approach to golf course design.  Each of the more than 75 new golf courses he has designed in the last four and a half decades reflects his philosophy.  This approach to both sculpting new and remodeling existing courses has gained Bill a distinguished reputation with course developers, golf industry professionals, fellow golf course architects and most...... click here for more

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Bill Coore

Like his partner, Bill Coore was exposed to traditional golf architecture during his formative years. A native North Carolinian, Coore played much of his early golf at the Donald Ross courses of Pinehurst and the Perry Maxwell designed Old Town Club in Winston-Salem. A 1968 graduate of Wake Forest University, Coore began his professional design and construction career in 1972 with the firm of Pete Dye and Associates. Under the Dyes' guidance, Coore was introduced to the elements...... click here for more

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Bill Thomson

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Bjørn Eriksson

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Bob Harrison

In 1988 Bob Harrison joined Greg Norman Golf Course Design and spent over 21 years in Australasia as its lead designer in the region. His major projects included: Ellerston Moonah at The National The Grand The Glades Nirwana Bali Pelician Waters Brookwater The Vintage The Sanctuary Lakes New South Wales (partial redesign) Stonecutters Ridge Both Ellerston and National Moonah are ranked among the top 6 courses in Australia, while Brookwater, The Grand, Pelican...... click here for more

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Bradford Benz

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Brian E. Costello

Beginning at age 10, Brian Costello was immersed in the game of golf. After an introduction to the game by his father, Brian became a caddy and a competitive golfer. This early exposure to both the game and historic courses developed into Brian's fondness for classic and traditional layouts. Today his designs show his dedication to the game experience as defined by its setting. Brian received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from the University of California at Davis in...... click here for more

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Brian Silva

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Bruno Steensels

Born 1957 in the Belgian Congo, master's degree in Architecture at the university of architecture in Ghent, Belgium (1979-84). Joined education programme of BIGCA in 1991 as student member. Elected Associate of BIGCA in 1995 and Member in 1999. Played golf for over 30 years, still as a scratch player. Active in golf course architecture since 1987 and, since 1992, on a freelance basis with more than 60 assignments in Europe. Now merged all these activities into new company...... click here for more

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Cabell B. Robinson

Cabell attended Princeton University and received a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1963. He then spent the 1963 academic year at Harvard University's Graduate School of Design before completing his Bachelor's of Landscape Architecture at the University of California-Berkeley in 1967. Cabell met Rees Jones while at Harvard and the two formed a close friendship. It was this friendship that led Cabell to full-time employment with Robert Trent Jones in 1967. He would spend the next 20...... click here for more

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Cameron Powell

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Cameron Sinclair

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Charles Atkinson MacKenzie

Charles Atkinson MacKenzie 1876 – 1944 Charles Atkinson MacKenzie was the third son of Dr. William Scobie MacKenzie and his first wife Mary. While Alister followed in his father’s footsteps into the medical profession William, the MacKenzies’ second son, and Charles, forged careers in the British Army. When Charles retired from the Army in 1908 he was listed as Temporary Captain/Acting Major in the Royal Army Ordnance Corps/Staff. (1) He re-enlisted in 1914 as a Major...... click here for more

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Charles Blair Macdonald

Charles Blair Macdonald (November 14, 1855 – April 21, 1939) was a major figure in early American golf. He built the first 18-hole course in the United States, was a driving force in the founding of the United States Golf Association, won the first U.S. Amateur championship, and later built some of the most influential golf courses in the United States, to the extent that he is considered the father of American golf course architecture. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame....... click here for more

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Charles Garnier

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Charles Gibson

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Charles Hugh Alison

Charles Hugh Alison (5 March 1883 – 20 October 1952) was a British golf course architect. He worked predominantly with Harry Colt, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He also played four first-class cricket matches for Somerset County Cricket Club between 1902 and 1905. Alison served in both World War I and World War II decoding ciphers. One of Alison's most-respected designs is Milwaukee Country Club (1929), co-designed...... click here for more

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Charles Kenneth Cotton

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Chris Haspell

Chris Haspell, formerly course manager at Castle Stuart Golf Links in Scotland, and project manager of the ill-fated Coul Links project near Royal Dornoch, has launched a turf and golf business consultancy. Chris Haspell & Associates aims to help golf clubs across the world deal with turf, construction, ecological and machinery issues, among other services. Haspell, who has 35 years in the industry and has already consulted at clubs including North Berwick and St Enodoc,...... click here for more

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Clive Anthony Clark

Clive Anthony Clark (born 27 June 1945) is an English professional golfer. Clark was in a three way tie for the Brabazon Trophy, and finished as runner-up to Michael Bonallack in both The Amateur Championship and the English Amateur in 1965. He was coached from the age of 13 by Sid Wilson at the North Cliff Golf Course in Scarborough, North Yorkshire. He turned professional after playing in the Walker Cup at the end of...... click here for more

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Colin Montgomerie

Colin Stuart Montgomerie, OBE (born 23 June 1963) is a Scottish professional golfer. He has won a record eight European Tour Order of Merit titles, including a streak of seven consecutively from 1993 to 1999. He has won 31 European Tour events, the most of any British player, placing him fourth on the all-time list of golfers with most European Tour victories. Montgomerie won three consecutive Volvo PGA Championships at Wentworth Club...... click here for more

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Cynthia Dye

All members of the Dye Family of architects are iconoclastic in their own way, none more so than Cynthia Dye McGarey. The daughter of Pete’s late brother Roy Dye, Cynthia is not only a rarity in the male-dominated field of course design, but she also happens to be the mother of five. Furthermore, she possesses an eclectic and comprehensive education in a variety of disciplines. From Arizona State, where she studied Horticulture and Landscape Architecture, to Ireland's Rockwell...... click here for more

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Dan Blankenship

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Dana Fry

After competing at the junior and collegiate levels, Dana Fry had his first taste of golf course construction with Tom Fazio’s project at Ventana Canyon Golf & Racquet Club in 1983, eventually accepting a full-time position as a shaper at Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc. After establishing a strong background in earthmoving and shaping during his time with Tom Fazio, Fry extended the arc of his career by developing a keen understanding of the environmental aspects of golf-course...... click here for more

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Danie Obermeyer

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Darius Oliver

Darius Oliver is an Australian golf course designer best known as the author and publisher of the Planet Golf series of books and as a co-designer of the Cape Wickham Links on King Island in Tasmania. He also designed the wonderful new par three course at The Hills Golf Club in New Zealand, and is currently working on a spectacular cliff-top golf course on Kangaroo Island. Oliver is not an architect and, unusually for a golf course designer, chooses to not work actively on projects that...... click here for more

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Darren Clarke

Darren Christopher Clarke, OBE (born 14 August 1968) is a professional golfer from Northern Ireland who currently plays on the PGA Tour Champions and has previously played on the European Tour and PGA Tour. He has won 21 tournaments worldwide on a number of golf's main tours including the European Tour, the PGA Tour, the Sunshine Tour and the Japan Golf Tour. His biggest victory came when he won the 2011 Open...... click here for more

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Dave Thomas

David Charles Thomas (16 August 1934 – 27 August 2013) was a Welsh professional golfer and renowned golf course architect. Thomas was one of Britain's leading golfers during the 1950s and 1960s with many tournament victories around Europe, including the News of the World Match Play and the Belgian, Dutch and French Open championships. He was runner-up at The Open Championship in 1958 and 1966....... click here for more

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Dave Thomas

David Charles Thomas (16 August 1934 – 27 August 2013) was a Welsh professional golfer and renowned golf course architect. Thomas was one of Britain's leading golfers during the 1950s and 1960s with many tournament victories around Europe, including the News of the World Match Play and the Belgian, Dutch and French Open championships. He was runner-up at The Open Championship in 1958 and 1966. Born...... click here for more

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David A. Rainville

David Rainville has been a practicing golf course architect since 1961, maintaining an office in Tustin, California. He joined the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 1983 and as of 2004 is credited with more than 50 completed golf courses in the western United States and Asia, a large number of his courses being in Southern California. In addition, David has redesigned and remodeled numerous existing courses. David has served on the Board of Directors for the ASGCA and is a...... click here for more

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David Dale

David Dale has varied interests—fly fishing, sailing, biking, motorcycle riding—but his passion has always been for the game of golf. Growing up in Montana, David’s love of the game drew him to a career in Golf Course Architecture.  He received his degree in Landscape Architecture from Washington State University in 1988 and then joined The Ronald Fream Design Group that was established in 1972 and subsequently named partner in 1996. Acquiring the design firm with...... click here for more

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David Feherty

David William Feherty (born 13 August 1958) is a former professional golfer and current golf broadcaster. As a touring professional he won five European Tour events, seriously competed at the Open Championship twice (1989 and 1994), and played on Europe's victorious 1989 Ryder Cup team. Late in his career he joined the PGA Tour. Since retiring, he has worked as a television personality; from 1997 through 2015 Feherty served as an on-course reporter for the PGA Tour on CBS. In 2011, he...... click here for more

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David Harman

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David Hemstock

Hemstock Design Ltd is heading towards 30 years of golf course design and consultancy work, and has built a reputation for dedication, innovation, flair and integrity. David Hemstock is an experienced and qualified Designer, Agronomist and Soil & Water Engineer, to date having worked on over 200 golf projects in the UK and internationally; new constructions, upgrades, and consultancy on key technical aspects involved in golf course presentation and management. David has also been...... click here for more

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David Jones

David Jones (born 22 June 1947) is a former European Tour golfer from Bangor, Northern Ireland. His best season was 1981, when he won the Irish PGA Championship and was joint third in the Carroll's Irish Open. He also won the 1989 Kenya Open and later played on the European Seniors Tour, winning the 1999 Jersey Seniors Open. Jones played regularly on the European Tour from the start of the tour in 1972. He had...... click here for more

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David McLay Kidd

Born and raised in Scotland, son of a Golf Course Superintendent, David has been around golf his entire life and not just any golf but the oldest and finest courses in the world. As the son of a superintendent he saw ‘behind the curtain’ what made these courses stand the test of time, what intrigued generations of Scottish golfers. David is rightful proud of his Scottish Roots, most of his relatives still live there. He wears his kilt with pride and still talks with a Scottish...... click here for more

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David Ogilvie

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Davis Milton Love III

Davis Milton Love III (born April 13, 1964) is an American professional golfer who has won 21 events on the PGA Tour, including one major championship: the 1997 PGA Championship. He won the Players Championship in 1992 and 2003. He was in the top 10 of the Official World Golf Ranking for over 450 weeks, reaching a high ranking of 2nd. He captained the U.S. Ryder Cup teams in 2012 and 2016. Love was...... click here for more

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Davy Grant

Davie Grant, Sr. (16 July 1860 – 24 June 1903) was a Scottish professional golfer who played in the late 19th century. Grant was a frequent competitor in the Open Championship in the 1880s and 1890s and was very consistent with his results. His best effort came in the 1888 Open Championship where he finished tied for sixth place. In total, he had six top-10 performances. Davie Grant was born 16 July 1860 in Wilson Court, Elbe Street, Leith,...... click here for more

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Denis Griffiths

As a youth, Denis Griffiths played numerous sports—but golf was never one of them. In fact, his entrance into the golf world only came after a bum knee prevented him from entering the military and fighting in Vietnam. Once he began working, however, Denis' industriousness and intelligence earned him an increasingly respected position as an architect. After obtaining a degree in Landscape Architecture from Iowa State University, Griffith landed a job at Davis, Kirby & Player, Inc....... click here for more

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Devereaux Emmet

Devereux Emmet (December 11, 1861 – December 30, 1934) was a pioneering American golf course architect who, according to one source, designed more than 150 courses worldwide. Early life Devereux Emmet was born in Pelham, New York, on December 11, 1861, one of eight children of William Jenkins Emmet and Julia Colt Pierson. He was the great-grandson of Thomas Addis Emmet. College and marriage Emmet graduated from Columbia...... click here for more

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Dick Phelps

The long-term mission of the entire staff of Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design is quite simply to be recognized by our peers as among the best golf course architects of our era. We also believe that it is not unrealistic to think that someday Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design will be mentioned among the best of all time. With name recognition being such an important aspect of the golf industry, we are in a unique position where Rick Phelps is able to continue to pursue the art of golf...... click here for more

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Diethard Fahrenleitner

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Donald James Ross

Donald James Ross (November 23, 1872 – April 26, 1948) was a golf course designer. He was born in Dornoch, Scotland, but became a citizen of and spent most of his adult life in the United States. Ross started his career by being an apprentice to Old Tom Morris at St Andrews in Scotland around 1899. With the help of an American agronomy student, fellow Scotsman Robert White from St. Andrews, Ross decided to move to America. Ross invested all...... click here for more

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Donald Leslie Harradine

Donald Leslie Harradine ( Enfield , 1911 - 1996 ) was an English golf course architect . His stepfather Albert Hockey designed his first golf course in 1891, selling golf clubs under his own name. The Hockey golf clubs were sold all the way to the United States. In 1920 he was one of the first people to teach indoor golf. He did this in Harrods . Donald therefore came into contact with golf at a...... click here for more

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Donald Steel

Donald Maclennan Arklay Steel (born 23 August 1937 in Hillingdon, Middlesex) is a former golfer and is a noted golf course designer, as well as being a writer and journalist. Educated at Fettes College and Christ's College, Cambridge, he has designed a large number of golf courses or modifications to existing courses, mostly in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Several late 20th century and early 21st century golf...... click here for more

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Doug Carrick

Douglas Carrick BLA, OALA, Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects Since establishing Carrick Design Inc. in 1985, Doug has been involved in the planning, design and remodeling of more than 80 golf courses world - wide. His vast range of experience includes a wide variety of golf / residential communities, golf resorts, exclusive private clubs and pay as you play courses. Doug is also adept at dealing with the unique challenges posed by numerous different settings...... click here for more

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Douglas Grant

Douglas Grant was an American golfer and golf course architect. He is best known as one of the original architects of Pebble Beach Golf Links, along with Jack Neville. ... click here for more

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Ed Seay

Ed Seay graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's degree in Landscape Architecture. Before he could begin his career in golf course architecture, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps. His architectural career would begin in 1964 as an Associate of golf architect Ellis Maples. Under Maples, Seay was involved in the design and construction of 27 golf courses. Ed Seay began working with legendary professional golfer Arnold Palmer in...... click here for more

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Eddie Hackett

Eddie Hackett (1910–1996) was an Irish golf course architect. Eddie Hackett was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1910. As a boy he suffered from tuberculosis, the effects of which left him without the strength or stamina to play active sports. He began playing golf with his father, and as a teenager got a job at his home club Royal Dublin Golf Club. By the 1930s he had worked his way up as a golf professional, making clubs and competing in tournaments. In 1939 became...... click here for more

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Ennie Ayers

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Enrique Canales Busquets

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Eric Apperly

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Erik Larsen

Erik T. Larsen, ASGCA Past President holds a BS in Landscape Architecture/Horticulture from North Carolina State University. Erik worked for Arnold Palmer and ASGCA past pres Ed Seay from 1983-2005. He designed nearly 100 golf courses in 23 states and 25 countries for Palmer Course Design Company. In 2005 Erik moved to Orlando Florida to become Executive VP of Arnold Palmer Design Company. There he ran all company operations for Mr. Palmer until starting his own firm, LarsenGolf, in 2011. Erik...... click here for more

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Ernie Els

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Eugene Claude Harmon, Sr.

Eugene Claude Harmon, Sr. (July 14, 1916 – July 23, 1989) was an American professional golfer and golf instructor. Born in Savannah, Georgia, Harmon spent much of his boyhood in Florida, in the Orlando area. A youthful prodigy, he qualified for the U.S. Amateur at age 15 in 1931. Harmon was a club professional when he won the 1948 Masters Tournament by five shots to earn $2,500. He was a semi-finalist three times...... click here for more

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Frank Pont

Golf Course Architect Frank Pont qualified as a civil engineer and worked in Norway for Shell. After earning an MBA from the University of Chicago, he moved into consulting and investment banking based near London. TRANSITION TO ARCHITECTURE In 2001, he left corporate life to study golf course architecture in Edinburgh. He specialised in the work of Harry Colt and Tom Simpson before interning with David McLay Kidd. FOUNDATIONAL WORK Pont and his firm, Infinite Variety Golf...... click here for more

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Fred Smith

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Frederick Steven Couples

Frederick Steven Couples (born October 3, 1959) is an American professional golfer who has competed on the PGA Tour and the PGA Tour Champions. A former World No. 1, he has won 64 professional tournaments, most notably the Masters Tournament in 1992, and the Players Championship in 1984 and 1996. In August 2011, he won his first senior major at the Senior Players Championship and...... click here for more

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Frederick William Hawtree

In 1938 Fred W. starts working for his father. After World War II , Taylor leaves the company, which is subsequently renamed Hawtree & Son. Since the war, the company's aim is no longer to create jobs, but mainly to design them. In the fifties and sixties they design many jobs in France and Belgium, and in the sixties also many in Spain. In the 1970s they are so famous that they are also brought to the United States and other European countries....... click here for more

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Gary Kern

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Gary Player

Gary Player DMS, OIG (born 1 November 1935) is a South African retired professional golfer who is widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers ever. During his career, Player won nine major championships on the regular tour and nine major championships on the Champions Tour. At the age of 29, Player won the 1965 U.S. Open and became the only non-American to win all four majors in a career, known as the career...... click here for more

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George Clifford Thomas, Jr.

George Clifford Thomas Jr. (October 3, 1873 – February 28, 1932) was an American golf course architect, botanist, and author. He designed the original course at Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and more than twenty courses in California, including Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades. Thomas grew up in Philadelphia, attended Episcopal Academy, and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1894....... click here for more

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George King Smith

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George Pannell

George Pannell was a British golf professional living in Belgium. He won the first edition of the Dutch Open in August 1912 . It was then played on the 9-hole course of the The Hague Golf Club, the predecessor of the Koninklijke Haagsche Golf & Country Club . The Hague Golf Club then had a 9-hole golf course at Clingendael racecourse. He needed 158 strokes to play 36 holes.  ... click here for more

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George W Cobb

George W. Cobb, ASGCA (July 2, 1914 - January 15, 1986) is a notable and prolific golf course designer who created the Par-3 course at Augusta National Golf Club among more than one hundred courses and renovated many, including his own early work. He strove to create attractive layouts that the average golfer would find enjoyable, not frustrating. Cobb was born into a family of golfers in Savannah, Georgia, learned to play as a child and was...... click here for more

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Gerard Jol

Gerard Jol ( 1942 ) is a Dutch landscape architect . After graduating from the Landscaping Department of the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam, he specialized in England as a golf course architect . After that he founded the agency Jol Golf Design . Meanwhile, Jol took over more than thirty jobs in the Netherlands. He was involved in some from the very beginning, others had to be adapted or expanded. In...... click here for more

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Gery Watine

Géry Watine ( Rabat , August 8, 1953 ) is a golf professional . Watine was born in Morocco and moved to France when he was eighteen. He is a French national. Watine turned professional in 1975 and was the best player in his country in 1981, 1982 and 1988. He was the coach of the Moroccan team from 1993 - 1996 and then of the French team from 1997 - 2001. He coached the women's team that reached the...... click here for more

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Gil Hanse

Gilbert Hanse (born August 12, 1963) is an American golf course architect. Hanse, along with his business partner Jim Wagner, was selected to design the Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course, the first Olympic venue to host golf since 1904. Attended secondary school at Hunter Tannersville High school in Tannersville, New York and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver. Hanse earned a master's in landscape architecture...... click here for more

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Giulio Cavalsani

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Gordon Desmond Muirhead

Gordon Desmond Muirhead (March 23, 1923 – May 2, 2002) was an English-born American golf course designer. Desmond Muirhead was born on March 23, 1923 in Norwich, England. He graduated from the University of Cambridge, the University of British Columbia and the University of Oregon. Muirhead designed many golf courses, including the Dinah Shore Tournament Course at the Mission Hills Country Club in Rancho Mirage,...... click here for more

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Graham Cooke

Graham Cooke , born in Ontario ( Canada ) on September 11 , 1946, is a Canadian golfer . A resident of Hudson, Quebec, he is a member of the Summerlea Golf Club located in Vaudreuil-Dorion. He was inducted into the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame onJune 28, 2010during a ceremony at the Summerlea Golf Club. Mr. Cooke has also been a member of the Panthéon des sports du Québec since 2008. He...... click here for more

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Gregory John Norman

Gregory John Norman AO (born 10 February 1955)[2][3] is an Australian professional golfer and entrepreneur who spent 331 weeks as the world's Number 1 Official World Golf Rankings ranked golfer in the 1980s and 1990s. He has won 89 professional tournaments, including 20 PGA Tour tournaments and two majors: The Open Championships in 1986 and 1993. Norman also earned thirty top-10...... click here for more

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Harald Gratenau

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Harold Pasechnik

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Harry Allard

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Harry Colt

Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt (4 August 1869 – 21 November 1951) was a golf course architect born in Highgate, England. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He participated in the design or redesign of over 300 golf courses (115 on his own) in all six inhabited continents, including those at Wentworth...... click here for more

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Harry Colt

Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt (4 August 1869 – 21 November 1951) was a golf course architect born in Highgate, England. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He participated in the design or redesign of over 300 golf courses (115 on his own) in all six inhabited continents, including those at Wentworth...... click here for more

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Henrik J. Jacobsen

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Henry Fownes

Henry Clay Fownes, born in Pittsburgh in 1856, made his fortune in iron manufacturing. With his brother, William C. Fownes, Henry formed the Carrie Furnace Company, which was bought out by the Carnegie Steel Corporation in 1896. It made Fownes a wealthy man, and in retirement he was content to serve as a director on several boards and play a lot of golf. At 45, he played in the 1901 U.S. Open and, according to a 1911 newspaper article, at the age of 55 he won a local tournament with a...... click here for more

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Herbert Rymill

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Hugh Irvine Wilson

Hugh Irvine Wilson (November 13, 1879 - February 3, 1925) was a golf course designer. He is most famous for designing Merion Golf Club, consistently ranked among the top golf courses in the USA. Wilson also finished the last four holes at the famous Pine Valley Golf Club. Wilson was born in Trenton, New Jersey to Lt. Col. William Potter Wilson & Ellen Stover Dickson Wilson and was very talented at golf. A Princeton University freshman at 18, he won the...... click here for more

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Ian Harold Woosnam

Ian Harold Woosnam OBE (born 2 March 1958) is a Welsh professional golfer. Nicknamed 'Woosie', Woosnam was one of the "Big Five" generation of European golfers, all born within 12 months of one another, all of whom have won majors, and made Europe competitive in the Ryder Cup. His peers in this group were Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo, Bernhard Langer, and Sandy Lyle. Woosnam's major championship win was at the...... click here for more

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Jack Neville

Jack Neville was an American golfer and golf course architect. He is best known as one of the original architects of the Pebble Beach Golf Links, along with Douglas Grant. ... click here for more

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Jack Nicklaus

Jack William Nicklaus (born January 21, 1940), nicknamed The Golden Bear, is an American retired professional golfer. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest golfers of all time. He won 117 professional tournaments in his career. Over a quarter-century, he won a record 18 major championships, three more than second-placed Tiger Woods. Nicklaus focused on the major championships—Masters Tournament, U.S. Open, Open...... click here for more

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James Braid

James Braid (6 February 1870 – 27 November 1950) was a Scottish professional golfer and a member of the Great Triumvirate of the sport alongside Harry Vardon and John Henry Taylor. He won The Open Championship five times. He also was a renowned golf course architect. Braid is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Braid was born in Earlsferry, Fife, Scotland, the son of James and Mary (née...... click here for more

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James Peter Gannon

Gannon, [James] Peter [Pedro] (1874-c.1940), Roman Catholic priest and golf course architect, was born in Buenos Aires, the ninth child of Patrick Gannon (c.1820-1895) of Clara, Co. Offaly, and Elizabeth Walsh (d.1913). In 1901 Peter Gannon was ordained a priest in London, and was appointed secretary to Dr. Graham, bishop of Plymouth. In 1908 Gannon was runner-up at the South of Ireland championship at Lahinch, and the next year he was asked to redesign the Old Course...... click here for more

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Jan Sederholm

Jan Sederholm (born 7 October 1924 in Malmö, died 26 July 2012 in Helsingborg) was a Swedish architect . Jan Sederholm has been an architect on six of the 25 most prominent golf courses in Denmark. , lectures in golf course design and is recognized by the Association of Scandinavian Golf Course Architects for his "promotion of the development of golf course architecture in the Scandinavian countries" . Danish courses Furesø Golf Club Gilleleje Golf...... click here for more

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Jason Straka

An industry leader in environmental golf course design, Jason Straka blends his formal education, rigorous professional training, and considerable design experience to produce a tradition of excellence. Skillfully merging his professional training in the many facets of golf course design with his extensive hands-on design experience, he has shaped his specialty: integrating a golf course both functionally and aesthetically into its surrounding environment. RECOGNITION An active member...... click here for more

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Javier Arana

Javier de Arana Ybarra, (5 January 1905 – 14 January 1975) also known as Javier Arana, was an amateur golfer, sailor and golf course designer born in Bilbao, Spain. Javier visiting the construction works at Real Club de Golf El Prat, Barcelona in 1953 Sports career This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be...... click here for more

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Javier de Arana Ybarra

Javier de Arana Ybarra, (5 January 1905 – 14 January 1975) also known as Javier Arana, was an amateur golfer, sailor and golf course designer born in Bilbao, Spain. Javier visiting the construction works at Real Club de Golf El Prat, Barcelona in 1953 This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged...... click here for more

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Jay Morrish

Jay Morrish (c. 1936 – March 2, 2015) was an American golf course designer. He graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Landscape and Nursery Management. In 1964, he taught Horticulture at that university while pursuing graduate degrees. Morrish served a four-year apprenticeship with Robert Trent Jones, and subsequently two years with George Fazio. From 1972–1982, he worked for Jack Nicklaus as a member of his golf course...... click here for more

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Jean Manuel Rossi

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Jeff Howes

Jeff Howes, a native of Canada was an accomplished collegiate golfer. His experience in working with five different architects, most notably Jack Nicklaus led him to establish Jeff Howes Golf Design in 1991. Along with his knowledge of greenkeeping and construction he also holds degree in Physical Geography and a diploma in Turfgrass management. Jeff is a member of EIGCA (The European Institute of Golf Course Architects) and a member of Royal Dublin GC, Mt Juliet, Bunclody GFC,...... click here for more

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Jeremy Turner

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Jim Blaukovitch

Born in Pennsylvania, Jim attended Penn State University and received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture in 1973. Before graduation he starting working for Killian and Nugent Golf Course Architects as a staff architect, doing mainly field work. He did this until 1979 when he started working for Philadelphia Turf Company as a designer and irrigation manager. In 1986 Jim started his own company called Jim Blaukovitch Associates and he continues to work as Principal there today. He...... click here for more

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Jim Engh

Jim Engh received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in Turfgrass Science from Colorado State University. He also received certification in project management from the University of Wisconsin. Upon his graduation, Jim spent several years learning from established golf course architects such as Dick Nugent, Ken Dye, and Joe Finger. Jim also worked for two prominent golf course construction companies–Landscapes Unlimited and McCumber Golf...... click here for more

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Jim Engh

Jim Engh received a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture with a concentration in Turfgrass Science from Colorado State University. He also received certification in project management from the University of Wisconsin. Upon his graduation, Jim spent several years learning from established golf course architects such as Dick Nugent, Ken Dye, and Joe Finger. Jim also worked for two prominent golf course construction companies–Landscapes Unlimited and McCumber Golf...... click here for more

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Joe Lee

For over 50 years, Mr. Joe Lee was a golf course architect and a consummate gentleman of the game. After his death in 2002 the Joe Lee Scholarship Foundation was created to help college bound children and employees working at courses he designed. ... click here for more

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John Dering Harris

Commander John D. Harris (1912-1977) - (Michael Wolveridge) I can’t  understand it”, wailed my fellow competitor as he three-putted into oblivion. Bill Baker, a 2-handicapper from Yorkshire was out of the 1964 French Open at the halfway stage, played over the charming and sweet-smelling course at Chantilly. We dined together later that evening, outside in the ancient town square of Senlis, a little to the north of Paris. Bill explained to me that he was...... click here for more

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John Jacob Frank Pennink

John Jacob Frank Pennink (1913–1983) was a British amateur golfer, sports journalist and golf course architect. John Jacob Frank Pennink was born in Delft, Netherlands in 1913. His father was keenly involved in sports, as was Frank. He went to Tonbridge School, Kent, an independent boy's school. He played in this school's cricket first eleven in a match against Clifton College at Lord's Cricket Ground. He attended Magdalen College,...... click here for more

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John Jacobs

John Robert Maurice Jacobs, OBE (14 March 1925 – 13 January 2017) was an English professional golfer, coach, entrepreneur, writer and administrator. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2000. Jacobs was born in Woodsetts, Yorkshire, the son of Robert "Bob" Jacobs (1880–1934), the professional at Lindrick Golf Club. Robert was born in Brancaster, Norfolk, and had become an assistant professional at...... click here for more

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John Mulcahy

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John Stanton Fleming Morrison

John Stanton Fleming Morrison DFC (17 April 1892 – 28 January 1961) was a British golf course architect born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, Harry Colt, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. John Morrison was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where his studies in history and law extended from 1912 to 1919,...... click here for more

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John Stanton Fleming Morrison

John Stanton Fleming Morrison DFC (17 April 1892 – 28 January 1961) was a British golf course architect born in Newcastle-on-Tyne, UK. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, Harry Colt, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. John Morrison was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, where his studies in history and law extended from 1912 to 1919,...... click here for more

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José María Olazábal Manterola

José María Olazábal Manterola (Spanish pronunciation: [xoˈse maˈɾia olaˈθaβal manteˈɾola], Basque: [olas̻abal]; born 5 February 1966) is a Spanish professional golfer from the Basque region who has enjoyed success on both the European Tour and the PGA Tour, and has won two major championships, both at The Masters. In 2012 he captained Europe's Ryder Cup team to a narrow...... click here for more

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Juan Ligués

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Julien Chantepie

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Karl F. Grohs

KARL F. GROHS Karl has 30 years of experience in golf course design and architecture. His main focus lies on a systematic approach of planning, combining environmental, technical and aesthetic aspects. Karl is co-founder of 'Deutsche Golf Consult' (DGC, 1978-2004), originator of more than 130 golf course concepts and more than 50 realised courses. Many of his projects have received international awards or won design competitions. He gained an excellent reputation for...... click here for more

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Karl Litten

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Keith Preston

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Ken Killian

Killian was a 1957 graduate from the University of Illinois, earning a degree in City Planning and Landscape Architecture. He began his golf course architecture career with the first ASGCA President and Founding Member, Robert Bruce Harris, in Chicago. In 1964, he and fellow Illinois graduate Dick Nugent joined forces and formed the Chicago-based firm known as Killian and Nugent. He and Nugent parted ways in 1983 and he formed Killian Golf Design Group, which he operated in...... click here for more

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Kentaro Sato

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Kosti Kuronen

Kuronen graduated as an architect from the Helsinki University of Technology in 1965 and has his own Architect's Office. Kuronen's best-known design work is the Helsinki Kaivopiha , completed in 1981, and the related commercial buildings Citytalo and Hansatalo, which had Finland's first double-glazed facades. [3] Other buildings designed by Kuronen include the former STS Bank's commercial building...... click here for more

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Kurt Rossknecht

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Kyle Philips

Upon graduating in Landscape Architecture with national honors from Kansas State University, Kyle Phillips began his golf course design career with Robert Trent Jones II in California.  First as a design associate, then as vice president Kyle primarily worked in Europe and the Caribbean for the company.   During these years, the opportunity to study and play many of the great links and heathland courses of the British Isles and Europe greatly influenced and eventually...... click here for more

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Kyle Phillips

Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design is a full service international golf course design firm located in Granite Bay, California. Established by Kyle Phillips in 1997, the company provides world‐class golf course design, golf course construction bid documents, golf course feasibility studies, field design, construction shaping specialist services, as well as renovation and historical restoration. The Kyle Phillips design philosophy stems from the belief that golf courses should have their...... click here for more

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Lassi Pekka Tilander

The head designer for Tilander Golf Design is golf course architect Lassi Pekka Tilander. With more than 40 years of golf experience under his belt, Lassi Pekka is a former amateur National Team member for Finland and a PGA member as a teaching professional since 1991. Clearly, he understands the essence of the game on all levels. Lassi Pekka Tilander was the first golf course architect in Finland to be accepted as a full member by the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. He...... click here for more

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Lauri Arkkola

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Les Furber

Les Furber is the resident genius-in-charge at GDS and the architect of record for more than sixty-five original golf course designs as well as countless renovation/ re-modelling projects.  First as an associate of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and later as the founder and president of GDS, Les can boast more than fifty years experience in golf course design and construction. Les Furber courses are widely recognized for their creative routings, strategic  playability and visual...... click here for more

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Line Mortensen

Born in Denmark in 1971 Line excelled creatively in her youth but went on to study Landscape Architecture in Copenhagen obtaining an MSc. in 1998. Parallel to this and inspired by her sporting achievements she also gained a diploma in Golf Course Architecture and Design in 1997. The Diploma was certified by the British Institute of Golf Course Architects (BIGCA) of which Line later became the first Dane and woman to join. It was her specialization in Golf Course Architecture which in 2001...... click here for more

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Luke Donald

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Marc-Antoine Farry

Marc-Antoine Farry (born 3 July 1959) is a French professional golfer. Farry was born in Paris, and started playing golf at the age of seven. He turned professional in 1979, and spent his early career as a teaching professional in Florida, United States. Farry was a full member of the European Tour from 1989 to 2004. He has won 16 tournaments on the French domestic tour, including the 1985 and 2000 French PGA Championships, but has only one win...... click here for more

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Marco Croze

Born in Venice in 1940, graduated at the University of Venezia with a degree in architecture in 1965, he started golf course design collaborating with the English architect John D. Harris from 1967 until his death. With Harris he has worked on the golf course projects and construction of Albarella (Venezia), Le Fronde (Torino) and Udine. During his career he has also cooperated with Pete Dye at Franciacorta and the European Golf Design on the construction of Asolo Golf on the...... click here for more

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Mark Randall McCumber

Mark Randall McCumber (born September 7, 1951) is an American professional golfer who has played on the PGA Tour and Champions Tour. McCumber was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, where he attended Robert E. Lee High School. He turned professional in 1974 and joined the PGA Tour in 1978. McCumber won ten times on the PGA Tour between 1979 and 1994 including the prestigious Players Championship (1988)...... click here for more

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Martin Gillet

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Martin Hawtree

Dr. Martin Grant Hawtree is a golf course architect who designed or altered such golf courses as Royal Birkdale and Les Aisses golf . Hawtree is currently working with Donald Trump to create Trump International Golf Links in Scotland. He is director and chief architect at Hawtree Limited which is a family owned nationally known golf course architecture company. He received his Doctor in Philosophy in 1975. He has been head of Hawtree Limited since...... click here for more

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Mary Perceval Gourlay

Mary Perceval Gourlay, better known as Molly Gourlay (14 May 1898 – 1 October 1990) was a British golfer who won several international championships. She was the first female golf course architect in Britain, and after World War II was active in national ladies' golf associations. Mary (Molly) Perceval Gourlay OBE was born on the 14 May 1898 in Winslade, Hampshire. She was the eldest daughter of Henry Gourlay and Mary Henrietta Gourlay. Her mother,...... click here for more

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Max Wexler

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Michael Andrew Clayton

Michael Andrew Clayton (born 30 May 1957) is an Australian professional golfer, golf course architect and commentator on the game. He won the 1984 Timex Open on the European Tour and won six times on the PGA Tour of Australasia between 1982 and 1994. Clayton was born in Melbourne, Victoria. He had a very successful amateur career which included the 1978 Australian Amateur, and the Victorian Amateur in 1977 and 1981. Clayton...... click here for more

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Michael Hurdzan

Michael John Hurdzan (born September 11, 1943) is an American golf course architect, author, and a retired United States Army Colonel, who served with the United States Army Special Forces (Green Berets). He is a member and past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), who is noted for designing and renovating many golf courses and clubs, including U.S. Open golf courses. Hurdzan is...... click here for more

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Michael Wolveridge

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Michel Gayon

Michel Gayon has become recognized for developing some of the best golf courses in France. Founded in 1983, Michel Gayon Golf Design has quickly become one of France 's leading golf course architectural firms. The firm has gained a variety of experience on projects ranging from large scale golf : - residential communities - golf resorts - private clubs and public courses Michel Gayon create courses that all golfers want to play and will enjoy, while...... click here for more

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Mick McShane

Mick McShane has been shaping golf courses of the highest standard for many years now. It began in the late 80's working with John Jacobs on the Edingburgh Course at Wentworth. This was the start of a long and well travelled road taking him to 23 countries to date, working with some of the most respected architects and designers in the industry. Mick has also had the good fortune to work alongside some of Europe's finest up and coming young guns. Mick's previous...... click here for more

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Mike De Vries

Golf architect Mike DeVries is a craftsman who is personally involved with all aspects of a golf course's development, including feature shaping of the putting greens and bunkers. By being on-site consistently throughout the construction process, DeVries also enables himself to continually study the land, reacting to newly revealed opportunities and improving upon his original design concepts. This evolutionary process inevitably results in a unique golf course of enduring quality....... click here for more

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Mike Young

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Neil Chapman Coles

Neil Chapman Coles, MBE (born 26 September 1934) is an English professional golfer. Coles had a successful career in European golf, winning 29 important tournaments between 1956 and 1982. After reaching 50, he won a further 14 important Seniors tournaments between 1985 and 2002, winning his final European Seniors Tour event at the age of 67. He also played in eight Ryder Cup matches between 1961 and 1977. Early life Coles was born in London, England,...... click here for more

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Neil Haworth

NEIL HAWORTH Partner & Golf Course Architect, Canada In 1985, Neil Haworth joined the respected Canadian Golf Course Architecture firm of Graham Cooke and Associates. After several years of intensive work in the cool Canadian climate, Neil made the big leap across the Pacific to decidedly tropical Singapore, establishing the Asian offices of what was then the respected firm of Nelson & Wright in 1990. Neil became a director of the new firm in 1992. Chairman of Nelson &...... click here for more

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Olivier Brizon

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Patrick Francis Merrigan

Patrick Merrigan – born: July 18th, 1942, died: January 13th, 2016 Patrick Merrigan: one of his first jobs was project manager for the plan by Irish-American hotelier John Mulcahy to restore the links course at Waterville, Co Kerry, to a design by the late Hackett. The work was so successful that his career as a golf course architect was effectively launched. Patrick Merrigan, as he was known professionally, although always as Paddy to his family, who has died aged 73, may not...... click here for more

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Patrick John Andrew

Ruddy, Pat (Patrick John Andrew) Golf Journalist, Photo-Journalist, Architect, Author, Bibliophile, Historian and Magazine publisher. Born in Ballina in 1945 but was raised in Ballymote where his Dad, Martin (‘Sid’), an avid golfer and reader, was the resident postmaster. Playing golf mainly at the make shift course(s) in Ballymote and occasionally finding his way to Rosses Point, when his Dad was a man short. Eventually the Ruddys’ would take up family membership...... click here for more

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Paul Dye Jr.

Paul Dye Jr. (December 29, 1925 – January 9, 2020), known as Pete Dye, was an American golf course designer and a member of a family of course designers. He was married to fellow designer and amateur champion Alice Dye. Dye was born in Urbana, Ohio, the son of Paul F. "Pink" and Elizabeth Dye. A few years before Dye's birth, his father became involved with golf and built a nine-hole course on family land in Champaign...... click here for more

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Paul Noel McGinley

Paul Noel McGinley (born 16 December 1966) is an Irish professional golfer who has won four events on the European Tour. At the 2002 Ryder Cup, he famously holed a ten-foot putt on the 18th hole in his match against Jim Furyk at The Belfry which won the Ryder Cup for Europe. He was the winning captain of Europe in the 2014 Ryder Cup and the first Irishman to captain Europe's Ryder Cup side. Early years McGinley was raised...... click here for more

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Pekka Väinö Johannes Sivula

Pekka Väinö Johannes Sivula ( 8 August 1924 Kouvola - 26 May 2018 Naantali )  was a Finnish architect who worked as a town plan architect in Turku and head of the plan department. He was also an avid golf enthusiast and designed many golf courses in different parts of the Finnish.  Sivula graduated as an architect in 1952. From 1960 he worked as a town plan...... click here for more

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Pepe Gancedo

Pepe Gancedo was a master in the art of designing golf courses being considered by many experts as one of the most emblematic designers in the international level. Some of its fields are recognized among the 100 best routes in the world. Pepe sports the affectionate and exceptional nickname of “the Picasso of golf”, his courses are art works. ... click here for more

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Perry Duke Maxwell

Perry Duke Maxwell (June 13, 1879 – November 15, 1952) was an American golf course architect. He was a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and was an inductee into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He was known as the "father of Oklahoma golf". Early life Perry Duke Maxwell was born on June 13, 1879 in Princeton, Kentucky, to parents of Scottish descent. Maxwell was the son of Dr. James A. Maxwell (born 1847) and Caroline H....... click here for more

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Perry Maxwell

Perry Duke Maxwell (June 13, 1879 – November 15, 1952) was an American golf course architect. He was a founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and was an inductee into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame in 2012. He was known as the "father of Oklahoma golf". Early life Perry Duke Maxwell was born on June 13, 1879 in Princeton, Kentucky, to parents of Scottish descent. Maxwell was the son of Dr. James A. Maxwell...... click here for more

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Perry O'Neal Dye

Most anyone with fifty-plus years of experience in their professional field is likely on the verge of retirement, if not retired already. Not so for acclaimed golf course architect Perry Dye, the first-born son of World Golf Hall of Fame member Pete Dye. Golf course design was dinner table conversation in the Dye household, and Perry was under his parent's tutelage as an adolescent, and working on site as a teenager. "The first golf course I ever worked on was Crooked...... click here for more

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Peter Alliss

Peter Alliss (born 28 February 1931) is a former English professional golfer, and is a television presenter and commentator, author and golf course designer. Since the death of Henry Longhurst in 1978, he has been regarded by many as the "Voice of golf". In 2012 he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in the Lifetime Achievement category. Between 1952 and 1969, Alliss won 20 professional tournaments, including three British PGA Championships, in 1957, 1962 and 1965. He...... click here for more

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Peter Chamberlain

Peter Chamberlain ( Birmingham , 8 November 1945 ) is an English golf professional and former national coach of Sweden and Denmark  . Chamberlain played three times in the Scandinavian Enterprise Open in the 1970s . He won the Scandinavian PRA Championship in 1970 and two tournaments in 1977. In 1998 he played several tournaments on the European Senior Tour . His lowest lap was a round of...... click here for more

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Peter Josef Lenné

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Peter Matkovich

Peter Matkovich ( Shabani ) is a Zimbabwean golfer and golf course architect . Career Matkovich grew up in Shabani, near Fort Victoria in Southern Rhodesia , which later became independent as Zimbabwe, in 1980. His first encounter with an 18-hole golf course was at Shabani Golf Club. He soon started training at that golf club and became a competitive golf amateur. In 1968 he became a golf professional and...... click here for more

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Peter William Thomson

Peter William Thomson AO, CBE (23 August 1929 – 20 June 2018) was an Australian professional golfer. He won the Open Championship five times between 1954 and 1965. Thomson is the only golfer to win a modern major three times in succession – The Open 1954, 1955, 1956. Thomson was born in Brunswick, a northern suburb of Melbourne, Australia. His Open Championship wins came in 1954, 1955, 1956, 1958, and 1965. He was the only man to...... click here for more

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Phil Ryan

Phil is a founding Director of Pacific Coast Design (PCD), a company which undertakes Site Planning and Golf Course Design across Asia and which commenced operating in 1986, currently having offices in Melbourne & Pune. Since its inception, PCD has completed over 50+ major projects in Australia, China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Myanmar and Pakistan. Phil travels at least 6 times per year overseas and deals directly with Clients in relation to site planning, design, construction, marketing...... click here for more

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Pierre Fulke

Pierre Olof Fulke (born 21 February 1971) is a Swedish professional golfer who played on the European Tour. Fulke was born in Nyköping. He came to represent Eksjö Golf Club, situated in the province of Småland in Sweden, through his entire career. 14 years old, he qualified for the 1985 unofficial Swedish Youth Championship (Colgate Cup) at his age level and finished 8th. He represented Sweden twice at the European...... click here for more

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Pieter Schwarze

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Poul Erik Hingebjerg

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Ralph Plummer

Rooted in the heart of Texas, Ralph Plummer spent most of his life in the Fort Worth area. He would learn the game of golf at an early age as a caddy at Glen Garden Country Club. After receiving formal education at Texas A&M University, he would launch a career as a golf professional in South Texas the early 1920’s. During that time, he traveled and competed against other top professionals, but due to lack of funds required to play the professional game, Plummer decided to proceed in...... click here for more

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Ramón Espinosa

Ramón Espinosa , Golf Architect and Dr. Agronomist from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, was an outstanding Member of the EIGCA (European Institute of Golf Course Architects) and President from 1994 to 1998 of the ESGA (European Society of Golf Course Architects). In Spain, he was one of the first golf course designers together with Javier Arana, with an experience of more than 50 years in the realization of golf course designs and projects. Throughout his entire...... click here for more

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Rees Jones

Rees Jones born September 16, 1941 is an American golf course architect. Montclair, New Jersey Alma mater    Yale University, Harvard University Occupation    Architect Awards    Old Tom Morris Award (2004) Projects    Nantucket Golf Club, Siasconset, MA; Ocean Forest Golf Club, Sea Island, GA; Cascata Golf Club, Boulder City, NV; Atlantic Golf Club, Bridgehampton, NY; Golf at the Bridge, Bridgehampton, NY Life and...... click here for more

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Robbie Grant

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Robert David Nelson

Lived 1951 - 2012 Biography An environmental design graduate from the University of California-Berkeley, Nelson began his career as a golf course architect in 1973. He worked with ASGCA Past President Robert Muir Graves and Ronald Fream. Nelson also worked with Neil Haworth, ASGCA, and Brett Mogg at Nelson & Haworth, which operates from offices in Singapore, Shanghai, China and San Francisco. Nelson became an Associate member of ASGCA in 1984 and a Regular...... click here for more

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Robert E. "Bobby" Cupp Jr.

Robert E. “Bobby” Cupp, Jr. has been in the golf course design business for more than three decades. During that time, Bobby has been instrumental in the design of more than 80 golf courses across the U.S. and abroad. Bobby began his career working for his father, renowned golf architect Robert E. Cupp. After some deep introspection and creating a career path, Bobby decided to take “the road less traveled”, and after three years, he relocated to South Florida where...... click here for more

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Robert Grimsdell

Robert "Bob" Grimsdell ( England , 1897 - South Africa , 1986 ) was an English golfer and golf course architect .  Grimsdell was one of the first golf course architects in South Africa, from the 1930s to the 1970s . In his teens, Grimsdell set out on his own to travel to South Africa. As a soldier in the South African army, he stayed in France during...... click here for more

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Robert Simpson

Robert Simpson (20 February 1862 – 1 May 1923) was a Scottish professional golfer, golf course architect, and club maker who played in the early 20th century. The Simpsons Golf Shop, at Carnoustie Golf Links in Scotland, was founded in 1883 and remains the second oldest golf shop in the world. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest club makers of all time. Simpson was born in Elie, Scotland, in 1862. A club maker by trade, he apprenticed at age 16...... click here for more

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Robert Trent Jones Jr.

Robert Trent "Bobby" Jones Jr. (born July 24, 1939) is an American golf course architect. He is the son of golf course designer Robert Trent Jones and the brother of golf course designer Rees Jones. Background Jones was born in Montclair, New Jersey and graduated from Montclair High School in 1957. After attending Yale and graduate studies at Stanford University, he joined his father's firm, Robert Trent Jones Incorporated. He rose to become vice-president of the company...... click here for more

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Robert Trent Jones Sr.

Robert Trent Jones Sr. (June 20, 1906 – June 14, 2000) was an English–American golf course architect who designed or re-designed more than 500 golf courses in 45 U.S. states and 35 countries. In reference to this, Jones took pride in saying, "The sun never sets on a Robert Trent Jones golf course. He is often confused with the famous amateur golfer Bobby Jones with whom he worked from time to time. Jones received the 1987 Old Tom Morris Award from the Golf Course...... click here for more

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Robert Turnball

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Robert Von Hagge

Robert von Hagge (April 27, 1927-September 17, 2010, born Robert Bernhardt Hagge) was a golf course architect credited with the design of more than 250 courses in over 20 countries. After working for a time as a commercial artist, Robert entered Purdue University Agriculture School, while serving in the Navy's V-12 O.C.S. program. He subsidized his education cost by freelancing as a commercial artist to outdoor magazines, and appeared in television commercials as...... click here for more

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Robin Nelson

Robin Nelson, an American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Member and senior partner of the design firm Nelson & Haworth, died Nov. 19, 2012. He was 61. Nelson worked with fellow ASGCA member Neil Haworth, and Brett Mogg at Nelson & Haworth. The company operates from offices in Singapore, Shanghai, China and San Francisco. Nelson was the lead architect on newly designed and remodeled courses around the world, including more than three dozen in Hawaii. His name...... click here for more

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Rocky Roquemore

William "Rocky" Roquemore, born August 10, 1948, is an international golf course designer. He runs a small Summerton, South Carolina United States based design company that has designed a number of popular courses in Portugal, Scotland, France, Venezuela, Columbia and the Caribbean, as well as numerous American links. He was owner and operator of Canongate Golf Clubs, a set of private golf courses in the Atlanta area, known for quality golf at an affordable price,...... click here for more

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Rod Whitman

Rod Whitman has designed and constructed highly acclaimed and nationally ranked golf courses in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. The firm has worked in collaboration with internationally renowned golf course architects such as Pete Dye, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. “Rod has proven himself capable with both good sites and bad, large budgets and small. He is a designer worthy of recognition and appreciation.” — Bill Coore, Coore & Crenshaw Inc. Rod...... click here for more

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Rodney Wright

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Rodney attended the University of Georgia and in 1974 graduated with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. After graduation he began working for Kirby, Griffiths & Associates. In 1987, he moved to Hawaii and teamed up with Robin Nelson to form Nelson and Wright Golf Course Architects, a division of the Honolulu-based land planning firm Belt, Collins and Associates. In 1996 he opened his own independent firm, Wright Golf Design. Rodney is a strong believer...... click here for more

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Rokuro Akaboshi

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Rolf Henning Jensen

Rolf Henning-Jensen blev uddannet arkitekt fra Arkitektskolen i København i 1974 og efteruddannede sig efterfølgende på flere tegnestuer i hovedstaden. I begyndelsen af 1980?erne etablerede han i samarbejde med fire kolleger en fælles tegnestue i Kronprinsessegade i det indre København. Som ung var Rolf Henning-Jensen en god golfspiller, og arbejde og fritid blev forenet i 1989, da han tegnede en golfbane ved Henne Strand. I begyndelsen af 1990?erne grundlagde...... click here for more

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Rolf Stephan Hansen

Rolf-Stephan, born in 1964, went on to learn landscape gardening after finishing High school. From 1990-1994 he then studied landscape architecture in Nürtingen near Stuttgart, his main subjects being ecology and object planning. Being a passionate golfer he also started to study golf course architecture at the British Institute of Golf Course Architects in 1999, which he successfully completed in 2002 with honours. The 2002 Year Award was also presented to him for his final design...... click here for more

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Ron Garl

For his design expertise, Ron has received numerous design accolades throughout his career including being awarded ‘Golf Designer of the Year’ by International Network of Golf. His educational background, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, with a specialization in turf grasses, has made him a leading authority in the golf industry. Ron was chosen to receive the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2003. He received his award at the...... click here for more

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Ron Kirby

Ron Kirby knew from a young age he wanted to make a career in the golf world. As a caddie, caddie master, and maintenance crew member at a local country club growing up, Ron gained all the incentives he needed to stay involved with the sport of golf. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts–Stockbridge, Ron took a position as design associate with Dick Wilson, for whom he worked until 1963. Ron then served under Robert Trent Jones, Sr. as a design associate on courses in the...... click here for more

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Ron Prichard

Ron Prichard (born 1945 or 1946) is an American golf course designer and restorer. His original designs include the TPC at Southwind, Memphis, Tennessee, now home of the FedEx St. Jude Classic. However, he is perhaps better known for masterminding the restoration of courses originally created by the Scottish-American designer Donald Ross (1872 – 1948), among them Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown...... click here for more

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Ron Whitten

Ron Whitten has served as the Senior Editor on Architecture for Golf Digest magazine since 1985.  A graduate of the University of Nebraska and Washburn Law School, he practiced law for 12 years, primarily as a prosecutor, before joining the Golf Digest staff full time in 1990.  He is the author of five books on golf design, including the first history of golf course architecture ever published, THE GOLF COURSE (1981), and its updated version, THE ARCHITECTS OF GOLF (1993). He has...... click here for more

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Ronald Warren Fream

Ronald Fream (born 1943) is an American golf course architect. He worked as an assistant designer with Robert Muir Graves and with the Australian professional golfer Peter Thomson. Having developed about 150 golf courses across 65 countries, Ron Fream worked as the chief architect of Zion Hills golf course of Confident Group of Companies in Karnataka, his first project in India. As of 2017, Ronald Fream is living in Johor...... click here for more

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Ross Perrett

B.Arch, M.L Arch, Dip RTM, RAIA, AAILA, SAGCA Managing Director and Head Designer With over 25 years experience in golf course design and qualifications in architecture, landscape architecture and turf management, Ross is one of the world’s most highly qualified golf course architects. He brings to TP Golf an understanding of the wider context of golf course design, including resort planning, integrated residential development and landscape design. One of his key...... click here for more

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Søren Petersen

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Scott Miller

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Seiichi Inoue

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Seth Raynor

Seth Jagger Raynor (May 7, 1874 – January 23, 1926) was an American golf course architect and engineer. He designed approximately 85 golf courses in about 13 years, his first in 1914, at age 40. His mentor was Charles Blair Macdonald, the creator of the National Golf Links of America, and a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame. Raynor was also the mentor of Charles Banks who completed many of Raynor's unfinished works after he died. Banks went on to a solo design career,...... click here for more

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Severiano Ballesteros

Severiano Ballesteros Sota (Spanish pronunciation: [seβeˈɾjano βaʎesˈteɾos]; 9 April 1957 – 7 May 2011) was a Spanish professional golfer, a World No. 1 who was one of the sport's leading figures from the mid-1970s to the mid-1990s. A member of a gifted golfing family, he won 90 international tournaments in his career, including five major championships between 1979 and 1988: the Open Championship three times and...... click here for more

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Shiro Akahoshi

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Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo

Sir Nicholas Alexander Faldo, MBE (born 18 July 1957) is an English professional golfer who is now mainly an on-air golf analyst. A top player of his era, renowned for his dedication to the game, he was ranked No. 1 on the Official World Golf Ranking for a total of 97 weeks. His 41 professional wins include 30 victories on the European Tour and six major championships: three Open Championships (1987, 1990, 1992) and...... click here for more

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Stanley Thompson

Stanley Thompson (September 18, 1893 – January 4, 1953) was a Canadian golf course architect, and a high-standard amateur golfer. He was a co-founder of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. Early life, family, education, and military service Stanley Thompson was born in Toronto, as the seventh of nine surviving children, of parents James and Jeannie Thompson, who had married in Middlebie, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland in...... click here for more

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Steve Forrest

Arthur Hills is an American golf course designer. He has designed more than 200 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world. In addition, Arthur Hills's firm, Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates, has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses including some of the country's most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships. Hills earned a...... click here for more

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Ted McAnlis

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Theodore G Robinson

Theodore (Ted) G. Robinson (May 17, 1923 – March 2, 2008) was an American golf course architect. Born in Long Beach, California, Robinson was an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley and received a master's degree in planning from the University of Southern California in 1948. He established his golf course architecture practice in 1954 and continued working there for over fifty years. Robinson joined...... click here for more

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Theodore G. Robinson

Theodore (Ted) G. Robinson (May 17, 1923 – March 2, 2008) was an American golf course architect. Born in Long Beach, California, Robinson was an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley and received a master's degree in planning from the University of Southern California in 1948. He established his golf course architecture practice in 1954 and continued working there for over fifty years. Robinson joined...... click here for more

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Thierry Sprecher

My family is of Swiss origin, my great-grandfather was a chronometer manufacturer in Saint Ismier in the Swiss Jura.  I attended the NATO International High School in Saint Germain, and benefited from regular contact with foreign countries.  When it came to choosing a profession, wishing to live free and outdoors, I opted for the National School of Horticulture, the so-called landscape section, whose premises are located in Versailles in the King's vegetable...... click here for more

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Thierry Sprecher

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Thomas Himmel

At the age of 43, Thomas Himmel already has an impressive career behind him. He can look back on a brilliant sporting golf career: He was German amateur champion for three years in a row (1991, 1992 and 1993), was a member of the German national team from 1990 to 1995 and represented the German Golf Association at world and European championships. After completing his civil engineering degree, the man from Munich has remained loyal to the golf. He founded the company Himmel Golf...... click here for more

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Thomas McBroom

Thomas McBroom, (born September 17, 1952) is a Canadian golf course architect. McBroom is the principal and founder of Thomas McBroom Associates Ltd., a Toronto-based landscape architecture firm specializing in golf course design. McBroom holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA) from the University of Guelph. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. As of early 2007, McBroom had completed over 40 original course designs...... click here for more

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Thomas Mitchell Morris

Thomas Mitchell Morris (16 June 1821 – 24 May 1908), otherwise known as Old Tom Morris, was a Scottish golfer. He was born in St Andrews, Fife, the "home of golf" and location of the St Andrews Links, and died there as well. Young Tom Morris (died 1875), also a golfer, was his son. Morris was the son of a weaver, and was educated at Madras College in his home town. He began golf by age ten, by knocking wine-bottle corks pierced...... click here for more

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Thomas Walker

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Thomsom Perrett Lobb

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Thure Bruce

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Tiger Woods

In November 2006, Woods announced his intention to begin designing golf courses around the world through a new company, Tiger Woods Design. A month later, he announced that the company's first course would be in Dubai as part of a 25.3-million-square-foot development, The Tiger Woods Dubai. The Al Ruwaya Golf Course was initially expected to finish construction in 2009. As of February 2010, only seven holes had been completed; in April 2011, The New York...... click here for more

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Tim Lobb

Tim's passion for golf began at the age of 10 when he followed his father to the local golf course for his first experience with the game that would come to dominate his life. This passion never ceased and it lead him to pursue his career in golf course design. Subsequently, Tim completed a B.Sc. in Horticulture at Melbourne University in Australia in 1993, focusing on turf and golf course management then, in 1995, began working with with golf course architect Ted Parslow as a design...... click here for more

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Tom Craddock

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Tom Doak

Tom Doak is a golf course architect. He has 4 courses ranked among the top 100 in the world according to the "Top 100 Courses in the World" list compiled by Golf Magazine. These include Pacific Dunes in Oregon, Ballyneal in Colorado,[1] Barnbougle Dunes in Tasmania[2] and Cape Kidnappers in New Zealand. Doak lives in Michigan. He was a student of golf course designer Pete Dye, although perhaps his greatest influence comes from Alister MacKenzie (whom Doak wrote a book about),...... click here for more

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Tom Dunn

Thomas Dunn (29 December 1849 – May 1902) was a golfer, golf club maker and prolific architect of many golf courses in the early 20th century. Less celebrated than his contemporary, Old Tom Morris, Dunn created many functional layouts and helped lead the development of courses away from the coast into inland heathland locations, notably many around London. In total, Dunn had four top-10 finishes in the Open Championship. Early life Dunn was born...... click here for more

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Tom Fazio

Thomas Fazio, ASGCA (born February 10, 1945) is a golf course architect. Fazio graduated in 1962 from Lansdale Catholic High School and was inducted into its "Hall of Fame" in 2007. He began his career in golf course design with his family's firm in suburban Philadelphia, which he left in the 1960s; he established his own firm in Jupiter, Florida in 1972. He is the nephew of George Fazio, who often credited Tom with...... click here for more

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Tom Howard

Tom Howard was recognised as Australia's best professional golfer for several years during the 1920's. Howard won the club championship at Bonnie Doon Golf Club eight times in nine years before taking up golf as a career. Howard found success winning The Australian Open at Royal Adelaide in 1923, the Australian PGA Championship in 1924 and 1925, and the Queensland Open in 1927. Tom also played professionally overseas and in 1926 competed in...... click here for more

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Tom Kite

Thomas Oliver Kite Jr. (born December 9, 1949) is an American professional golfer and golf course architect. He spent 175 weeks in the top-10 of the Official World Golf Ranking between 1989 and 1994. Kite was born in McKinney, Texas. He began playing golf at age six, and won his first tournament at age 11. Kite attended the University of Texas on a golf scholarship and was coached by Harvey Penick. He turned professional in 1972...... click here for more

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Tom Simpson

Tom Simpson ( 1877 - 1964 ) was an English golf course architect . Simpson, together with his fellow countryman Fred Hawtree and his son Martin, played a major role in the development of golf courses in Belgium. Tom Simpson graduated from Cambridge University in 1902 and became a lawyer ( English : barrister ). A few years later, he started designing golf courses. He...... click here for more

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Tom Weiskopf

Thomas Daniel Weiskopf (born November 9, 1942) is an American professional golfer who played on the PGA Tour and the Champions Tour. His most successful decade was the 1970s, and he won 16 PGA Tour titles between 1968 and 1982. After winding down his tournament career, Weiskopf has become a noted golf course architect. Weiskopf was born in Massillon, Ohio. He attended Benedictine High School in Cleveland, and Ohio State University,...... click here for more

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Tom Williamson

Tom Williamson (9 February 1880 – 4 April 1950) was an English professional golfer who played in the early 20th century. Williamson finished in the top 10 in the Open Championship on six occasions. His best performance came in the 1914 Open Championship when he tied for fourth place, six shots behind the winner. With Harry Vardon he won the 1913 Sphere and Tatler Foursomes Tournament by a convincing 7 & 5 margin. He won...... click here for more

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Tommy Jacobs

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Tommy Nordström

Tommy Nordström , born 1945 in Simrishamn, is a Swedish landscape architect and golf architect. He is active in Österlens GK, and has also drawn both clubs' courses. Other courses he has drawn are Degeberga-Widtsköfle GK, Abbekås GK, Tomelilla GK, Möre GK, Varbergs GK (western), Mälarö GK Skytteholm and Svalövs GK. He has also been involved in...... click here for more

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Tony Cashmore

Cashmore Golf Design was founded over 30 years ago, when Tony Cashmore, an already successful international architect with a passion for golf, saw a need for professionally-designed golf courses which respect site values. At a time when residential golf course estates and resort projects were developing rapidly, Tony wished to create beautiful, natural, high-quality courses, integrating them seamlessly both within supporting developments and their natural surrounds. Today, the values that...... click here for more

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Walter Machlett

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Weerayudth Phetbuasak

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William Flynn

William Santa Flynn (December 25, 1890 – January 24, 1944) was a prominent golf course architect during the early part of the 20th century. Flynn is most noted for designing Shinnecock Hills Golf Club on Long Island and Cherry Hills Country Club, Lancaster Country Club, and for his work at the Merion Golf Club. Life and career Flynn was born in Milton, Massachusetts.[1] He graduated from Milton High School, where he had played interscholastic golf and competed against his friend...... click here for more

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William Herbert Fowler

William Herbert Fowler (28 May 1856 – 13 April 1941), also known as Bill Fowler and Herbert Fowler, was an English amateur cricketer who played 26 first-class cricket matches during the 1880s, principally for Somerset County Cricket Club. He was an all-rounder who was best known for his big-hitting when batting. He was also a famous golf course architect, and designed Walton Heath Golf Club among many others in the...... click here for more

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William Laidlaw Purves

William Laidlaw Purves MRCS, LRCP (16 April 1842 – 30 December 1917) was a Scottish-born surgeon who worked in London as an aural and ophthalmic surgeon. He contributed specialist articles to the medical literature but is mainly remembered for his contributions to golf. He planned and designed the course that became Royal St Georges in Kent and was an important figure in the establishment of the Ladies Golf Union in the United Kingdom. He was a prime mover in...... click here for more

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William Park Bell

William Park Bell (April 19, 1886 – June 21, 1953) was a noted golf course architect, active from the 1920s into the early 1950s. Biography Born in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, Billy Bell studied agriculture at Duff's Business Institute in Pittsburgh. He moved west to California at age 25 in 1911, and held a series of golf jobs at the Pasadena Country Club, including caddymaster and course superintendent. Bell worked on golf course...... click here for more

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William Watson

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Willie Park Junior

William Park Jr. (4 February 1864 – 22 May 1925) was a Scottish professional golfer. He won The Open Championship twice.[1] Park was also a successful golf equipment maker and golf writer. In his later years, Park built a significant career as one of the world's best golf course architects, with a worldwide business. He was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013.[2] Early years Park was born...... click here for more

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