golf course design clients


Each client has their own definition of success for their project. Those goals are an integral part of the design, just like a feature of the ground. They help to make each course different than the last.

It’s not always about building a top-100 course — which is good, because there are only so many of those. The Colorado Golf Association wanted to remake their course to be the best $40 golf course it could be, but also a venue that could host tournaments at all levels of play. Jim Crane wanted to bring the Houston Open back downtown. Lew Thompson wanted to get visitors to Forest Dunes  to stay overnight. The management at Ballyneal wondered what was the most fun they could create for members with seven more acres of turf. Different goals yielded interesting results.

But when there is the chance to build a top-100 course, I don’t waste the opportunity.  Most recently, Rock Creek Cattle Company and Tara Iti joined the club.

List of Clients

Jim Crane
Houston, TX – Memorial Park

Bill Foley
Santa Barbara, CA – Rock Creek

Jon Gahan
Melbourne, AUS – Gunnamatta Course at The National

Ric Kayne
Pacific Palisades, CA – Tara Iti

Mike Keiser
Chicago, IL – Pacific Dunes and Old Macdonald

Ted Lennon
Los Angeles, CA – Stone Eagle

Rich Mack
MN – Streamsong

Ed Mate
Colorado Golf Association – CommonGround

Andre Mourgue d’Algue
Bordeaux, FRANCE – St. Emilion

Michael Pascucci
NY – Sebonack

Julian Robertson
NYC – Cape Kidnappers

Jerry Sarvadi, Gullane
SCOTLAND – The Renaissance Club

Richard Sattler
Bridport, Tasmania – Barnbougle Dunes

Jeff Shearer
Chicago, IL – Lost Dunes

Lew Thompson
AR – The Loop at Forest Dunes