Golf is a sport in which the “field” is different at every venue and golf course architects play a central role in contributing to this distinctive aspect of the game. The original golf course designers were God and Mother Nature, ably assisted during the game’s formative years by prominent players such as Allan Robertson, Old Tom Morris, Willie Park, Jr., Harry Vardon, James Braid and JH Taylor. Other notable designers during earlier periods (and responsible for many courses that are still revered today) included Harry Colt, Donald Ross, Dr. Alistair Mackenzie, AW Tillinghast, George Thomas and CB Macdonald. Today, golf course architecture is a multi-billion-dollar industry, encompassing course, clubhouse and driving range design, course re-modelling and renovation (including bunkers, tees and greens) as well as the restoration of original features on classic golf courses. Many leading professionals of the modern era have gone on to establish successful golf course design firms after finishing their playing careers, notably Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player, Billy Casper and Peter Thomson. These have been followed by the likes of Tom Weiskopf, Ben Crenshaw, Graham Marsh, Greg Norman, Nick Faldo, Ernie Els, Annika Sorenstam and Tiger Woods. Other notable designers of the modern period include Pete and Alice Dye, Robert Trent Jones (Sr and Jr), Tom Doak, Gill Hanse and Tom Fazio.

2P Golf Course Design – Pascuzzo and Pate of Sacramento, CA, is a professional golf course design firm offering a full range of services to clients around the world.
Alan Rijks – Alan Rijks is a golf course designer based in The Netherlands.
Albanese and Lutzke – Paul Albanese and Chris Lutzke are a golf course architecture and construction management company with projects underway all over the world and offices in the US, Scotland, India, China and Spain.
Albatros Golf – Albatros Golf.
Althaus Golf Design – Christian Althaus is a golf and landscape architect based in Düsseldorf, Germany, and is an Associate Member of the EIGCA.
Andrew Golf – Ian Andrew Golf Design. Golf course architect and writer based in Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
Andy Johnson Design – Andy Johnson Design provides planning and design services for public and private golf course developers and owners of existing facilities both nationally and internationally.
Armstrong Golf Architects, LLC. – Full service golf architecture firm featuring state-of-the-art computer imagery and offering design, environmental and consulting services to new and existing golf facilities worldwide.
Arnold Palmer Design – The golf course design company of the legendary Arnold Palmer was founded in 1972, and has designed or re-designed over 300 courses world-wide, including Bay Hill, The K Club, Tralee and PGA West.
Arthur Hills, Steve Forrest and Associates – International golf course architects based in Toledo, OH, USA. Committed to creating unique and lasting designs all over the world.
Ault, Clark and Associates – Founded by Ed Ault in the late 1950s and re-organised to Ault, Clark and Associates in 1984, the company offers complete golf course design services including new course design, golf course additions and renovations. With offices in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania, the company has completed projects from Monserrat to Inner Mongolia.
Bates Golf Design Group – Golf course design and golf course construction.
Beebe and Associates, Inc. – Palm Coast, Florida, based-golf course design, renovation and development company of Michael Beebe. Michael formerly worked with Mark McCumber and has been involved in over 40 projects including TPC Heron Bay and Marsh Creek, FL.
Beidel Design Associates, Inc. – Established in 1993, Beidel Design Associates, Inc. is a team of golf architects, landscape architects and land planners based in Orlando, Florida, who offer design solutions for the game, the environment, and the bottom line.
Bickler Design – Based in San Diego, California, Cary Bickler has completed more than 100 golf course projects. In addition to new course designs, he is one of the nation’s leading experts on golf course renovation, remodelling, and historic restoration.
Bill Amick Golf Course Architect – Golf course architecture and golf course building.
Billy Fuller Golf Design – Billy Fuller Golf Design was established in 2004 and operates out of Atlanta, GA. Billy is a former superintendent at Augusta National who worked as an agronomist with Bob Cupp for 15 years, and is now a leading consultant on the economics and agronomics of golf courses around the world.
Bobby Weed Golf Design – Bobby Weed Golf Design was established in 1994. The company operates from its base in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, and offers new course designs, redesigns, collaborations and master planning. Bobby worked with Pete Dye for 17 years, and later, he designed several well-known TPC courses. He has collaborated with Sam Snead, Gene Sarazen, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Raymond Floyd.
Boswell Golf Design – Bill Boswell’s golf course design company operates out of Evans, GA, and offers new course design, renovation, site supervision, and restoration. Bill Boswell is a member of ASGCA and an internationally acclaimed golf architect. His portfolio includes include Blackthorn Golf Course, South Bend, Indiana, and La Golf de Grande Motte, Montpellier, France, as well as restoration projects at Valderrama, Spain, and Villamoura II Golf Club in Portugal.
Brian Huntley Golf Course Architecture and Design – Golf architect Brian Huntley, of Uniontown, OH, has over twenty years experience in all phases of golf course architecture, land planning, and renovations. Brain Huntley will design a championship quality golf course for your unique site or renovate your existing golf course into a visually outstanding and enjoyable course at your best possible cost.
Cal Olson Golf Architecture – Cal Olson Golf Architecture of Aliso Viejo, CA, has been active in golf design since 1979 and have extensive expertise in construction, engineering, agronomy and business. Cal Olsen Golf Architecture have always been considered on the leading edge of developing exciting, challenging golf courses with the player considered foremost in mind.
Cameron Powell Golf Design – Cameron Powell offer classic golf course design and are international course designers.
Carrick Design – Award-winning international golf course architects and designers based in Don Mills, Ontario, Canada, with a portfolio of courses in Canada, Scotland, Central Europe and South Korea.
Case Golf Concepts – Case Golf Concepts – full service golf course design.
Cashmore Design – Cashmore Design is the golf design firm of Australian designer Tony Cashmore. Based in Carlton, Victoria, and with over 35 years experience, Cashmore Design is one of the finest golf design companies in the Asia-Pacific region.
CE Golf Design – Established in 1994 by Todd Clark, this Kansas City-based golf course design firm offers expertise in new course design, golf course renovation and project management for clients throughout the United States.
CEC Golf Design Group – Clifton, Ezell and Clifton Golf Design Group are based in Deland, Florida, and collectively have over over 110 years of experience in design and management of various golf ventures.
Cervone Golf Design – Cervone Golf Design of Level Green, PA, offers a full range of golf course architectural services, from design and construction of new courses to remodelling of existing courses and even improvements on individual golf features.
Clyde Johnston Designs – Clyde Johnston, ASGCA, is a golf course architect based in Hilton Head Island SC with extensive experience in golf course design and remodeling. Clyde is a member and Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
Coore and Crenshaw – Timeless By Design – Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have blended their personal experience and admiration for the classical courses of Ross, Mackenzie, Macdonald, Maxwell, and Tillinghast to create a style uniquely their own.
Course Crafters, Inc. – Course Crafters, Inc.
Course Doctors – Course Doctors specializes in golf course construction and renovation.
Covell Design – Covell Design Golf Course Architects utilize an ecological and value-driven approach in a dedicated effort to discover and develop the most inspired, distinctive, and naturally-fitting design solution for each golf course project we undertake.
Crafter + Mogford Golf Strategies – Crafter + Mogford Golf Strategies. A golf course design company specialising in environmental design solutions.
Creative Golf Course designers – Creative Golf Course Designers. International golf course architects and consultants.
Cutlip Golf Design – Cutlip Golf Design.
Dan Maples Design – Dan F. Maples, president of Dan Maples Design, Inc., in Pinehurst, NC, is an acclaimed golf course architect with numerous award-winning golf course designs and a tradition in golf course design and construction since 1895.
Dasher Golf Design – Golf Course Architects – Dasher Golf Design, golf course architects.
Davey Shearer – Davey Shearer – Australian golf course architecture and design company.
David B. Druzisky – David B. Druzisky – Golf course architect.
David Gill/Steven Halberg Limited – Golf course architects and designers.
DHT – Golf, irrigation, marine, and sportsfield construction.
Diseño de Campos de Golf en Piza Arquitectura de Golf – Diseño de Campos de Golf en México. Piza Arquitectura.
Dye Designs – World-renowned golf course designer based in Denver, Colorado.
EGP Golf Course Architecture – EGP have over 30 years experience designing golf courses throughout Australia and Asia.
Enviro Links Design Pty Ltd – Enviro Links Design is an Australian firm specialising in golf course design and landscape architecture.
Ernie Els Golf – Golf design company of South African multiple Major winner Ernie Els.
Espinosa Golf Design – Espinosa Golf Design.
European Golf Design – The Golf Course Design Company of IMG and the European Tour.
European Institute of Golf Course Architects – European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA).
Faxon and Booth Golf Design, LLC. – William Bradley Booth and Brad Faxon serve as golf course architects and golf course design consultants for courses around the United States.
Fazio Design – Tom Fazio and his staff at Fazio Golf Course Designers have been working for over 40 years designing unique world-class golf facilities for clients around the world. Golf courses created and consulted on by the Fazio design team have won numerous awards and continue to be internationally recognized. Fazio Golf Course Designers is a full service consulting firm for the golf course design industry, consulting on everything from new golf course design, renovation of existing golf courses, construction management and long-range planning.
Fisher Golf Course Design – Fisher Golf Course Design.
Fjallman Golf Design – Fjallman Golf Design.
Ford Golf Design – Ford Golf Design.
Forrest Richardson and Associates – Forrest Richardson and Associates, Golf Course Architects. Classic values, innovative approaches.
Fry/Straka – Fry/Straka golf course architects.
Gary Kern, Golf Course Architect – Golf course architect Gary Kern’s web site, with views and reviews of some of his courses.
Gary Panks Associates – Golf course architects.
Gary Player Golf Course Design – Gary Player, ‘The Black Knight’, is the world’s most travelled athlete, Grand Slam winner and designer of over 300 golf courses worldwide.
Gaunt Golf Design Limited – Gaunt Golf Design Limited are specialists in golf course design, architecture, planning, development, restoration and renovation in the UK, USA, Africa and Europe.
Geoff Ogilvy and Mike Clayton Golf Course Design – Ogilvy Clayton Golf Course Design is a full service international golf course design firm located in the heart of the world-famous sandbelt courses in Melbourne, Australia.
George Golf Design – George Golf Design.
GF Sargent Golf Course Design – GF Sargent Design is an award-winning golf course design firm, featuring the work of the award-winning George F. Sargent, Jr., a Donald Ross architect.
Gidman Golf Course Architects – Simon Gidman, Golf Course Architects, aim to provide innovative design solutions harmonised to each location and project. Whether the proposals are for new courses or renovation of existing courses, our understanding of the game of golf combined with a technical understanding of the complexities of each site allows us to provide a distinctive and aesthetic response to golf course development. This appreciation, in turn, makes each course unique and a pleasure to play.
Gill Design, Inc. – Gill Miller, Inc. golf course architects.
Glen Golf Design – Golf course architects and design consultants.
Glenn Boorman Landscape and Golf Course Design – Glenn Boorman Landscape and Golf Course Design and Consulting has 22 years of landscape and golf course design, development and construction management experience.
Global Golf Design – Global Golf Design by Gary Roger Baird.
GNP Golf Design – GNP Golf Design – Australian golf architects.
Golden Age Golf Architecture – Golden Age Golf Architecture.
Golf and Land Design – Hans-Georg Erhardt – 30 years of experience in all golf course architecture and landscape design services. Stationed in Austria, we work on projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and America. Our scope of work is site evaluation and consulting, conceptual and preliminary layouts, final layouts , master planning, working drawings and construction documents, tender documents and specifications, site surpervision as well as land use planning and zoning plans.
Golf Course Architecture by Caspar – Golf Course Architecture By Caspar specialises in the design of new golf courses as well as developing existing courses to meet the demands of today’s players. Inspiration from classical golf courses has been gained through working on some of the best courses.
Golf Course Design – Graeme Grant Golf Design – Graeme Grant Golf Design. Services include golf course design, remodelling, upgrading existing courses and golf course holes, bunkers, reshaping specific features.
Golfmarnoch – Golfmarnoch (Steve Marnoch) have over 35 years experience in the golf course industry with a wide portfolio of traditional and unique golf course designs throughout Europe.
Golfplan – Fream and Ramsey Golf Course Architecture.
Graham Marsh Golf Course Design – Graham Marsh Golf Course Design is a leading golf course designer and architect responsible for a number of the world’s leading residential, resort, private and tournament golf courses.
Greg Nash Design – Greg Nash Design. Golf course architecture company in Arizona since 1981.
Greg Norman Golf Course Design – Greg Norman Golf Course Design and Greg Norman are today recognized as the premier signature golf course designers and architects in the world.
Grossman Course Design – Grossman Golf Course Design. Golf course architect.
Harradine Golf – Harradine Golf.
Harrison Kruse – Website of golf course architects Bob Harrison and Harley Kruse.
Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture – Harrison Minchew Golf Course Architecture, HMGCA, Ponte Vedra, Florida.
Hawtree Limited – Hawtree Limited, golf course architects and construction management.
Heatwole Golf Design, Ltd. – Heatwole Golf Design, Ltd. is your source for golf course design, golf course renovation, landscape architects, landscape designers and more.
Hemstock Associates – Hemstock Associates.
Herfort Norby – Golf Course Designers – Herfort Norby Golf Course Designers and Architects specializing in golf course design, redesign, renovation, bunker renovation, putting green construction, practice facility design and master planning.
Hurdzan Golf – Hurdzan Design provides award winning golf course design, golf course renovation and consultative services. Over 400 golf courses. On 4 continents. Spanning 5 decades. Expertise Matters.
International Golf Design – Golf course architects specialising in golf course design worldwide.
J Drew Rogers – J Drew Rogers, ASGCA. Golf course architect, golf course design.
J. Michael Poellot Golf Designs – J. Michael Poellot Golf Designs is a full service golf course design firm with offices in San Jose, California and Beijing, China.
Jacklin Design Group – Jacklin Design Group.
Jacobson Golf Course Design – Jacobson Golf Course Design services all phases of golf course architecture, from new course designs and additions to existing facilities to the master renovation planning of established courses. The firm provides a full range of design services that include: comprehensive site planning, detailed plan document preparation, technical specification writing, bid form preparation and review, and a hands-on quality control approach to construction observation.
James Edwards Golf Design – James Edwards Golf Design. Review our website to find out about our approach to golf course architecture, the services we offer, and examples of the golf design and renovation projects we have completed.
Jeff Howes Golf Design – Jeff Howes Golf Design.
Jeffrey Blume – Jeffrey Blume.
Jerry Matthews Natural Course Design – Jerry Matthews Natural Course Design consistently garners national attention with the firm’s designs as well as its philosophy of ‘natural design.’ In all, his firm has completed close to 100 new golf courses, and is responsible for nearly 150 course renovations.
Jim Blaukovitch Associates – Golf course irrigation and design.
Jim Engh Design Group – Expert golf course design with professional architects Jim Engh and Mitch Scarborough. Designing golf courses in the US, China, Mexico and worldwide with a passion for golf.
Jim Lipe Design – Jim Lipe Design.
JMP Golf Design Group – JMP Golf Design Group is a professional golf course design company providing sustainable golf design and golf course architecture services to clients world-wide.
Jon Garner Design – Jon Garner Design.
Kay and Smith Design – Kay and Smith Design
Kelly Blake Moran Golf Course Architect – Kelly Blake Moran Golf Course Architects is a professional golf course architecture practice providing complete design services. Our firm applies knowledge and experience to master routing plans, construction documents and post construction grow-in and long term maintenance programs.
Ken Kavanaugh Golf Course Design – Kenneth M. Kavanagh Golf Course Design.
Kimber Golf – Kimber Golf are a St Andrews-based golf course architecture company.
Knott Brooks Linn – Golf course architects Don Knott and Gary Linn are among the leaders in the golf design industry, with award-winning private, public, and resort golf courses worldwide. Over 90 years of experience in various sectors of the golf industry, with particular focus in the areas of golf course design, master planning and golf development.
Kura Golf Course Design – Kura Golf Course Design was formed by international golf course designer, Kristine Kerr in February 2008. Kura specialises in the golf course design and masterplanning of new championship courses within high profile golf resort and residential developments.
Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design – Kyle Phillips Golf Course Design is a full service international golf course design firm located in Granite Bay, California.
Lemons Golf Design – Lemons Golf Design.
Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc. – Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc. is an award winning golf course designer and golf course architectural company providing quality golf course design services since 1979.
Line Mortensen – Line Mortensen.
Lohmann Golf Designs, Inc. – Lohmann Golf Designs, Inc.
Lyne Morrison Golf Design – Golf course design and remodelling by female golf course architect Lyne Morrison.
Mackenzie and Ebert – Golf course architects based in Chichester, West Sussex, England.
Mark Muller Golf Course Design – Mark Muller, golf course design and development.
Martin Design Partnership, Ltd – Golf course architecture.
Mastergolf International – Bruno Steensels, golf course architecture.
Matthews Design Group – W. Bruce Matthews III – Matthews Design Group golf course architect and design.
McCumber Golf Course Design – McCumber Golf Course Design.
Michael J. Benkusky Golf Design – Michael J. Benkusky Golf Design.
Mike Young Designs – full service golf course design firm in Athens, Georgia. Young Rymer Designs brings extensive knowledge of golf course architecture, as well as sincere environmental sensitivity to every project.
Moote Golf Architects – Moote Golf Architects.
Mungeam Cornish Golf Design – Mungeam Cornish Golf Design.
N.C. Chang and Associates, Inc. – Golf Course Architects, Land Planners, Landscape Architects.
Nelson and Haworth – Golf course architects.
Nicklaus Design – Golf course design company of Jack Nicklaus.
Northeast Golf Company Golf Course Design – The Northeast Golf Company is committed to creating golf course designs that result from comprehensive strategic thought, providing clients and ultimately players, with a challenging, memorable experience.
Nugent Golf – Nugent Golf.
Origins Golf Design – Origins Golf Design.
Pacific Coast Design – Pacific Coast Design is an Australian golf course design company.
Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design – Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design is as full service golf course architect based in Colorado and designing golf courses world-wide
Phil Smith Design – Phil Smith Design. Golf course design and renovation.
PSD Golf – PSD Golf.
Q Golf Services – Q Golf Services.
Rathert International Golf Design – Rathert International Golf Design.
Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs, Inc. – Golf course designer and golf course architect.
Rees Jones Golf Course Design – Rees Jones Golf Course Design designs, renovates, remodels, and supervises the construction of new and existing golf courses worldwide.
reGolf Design – Golf Course Design and Renovation – reGolf Design is a burgeoning, full service global golf course design firm comprised of young, ambitious EIGCA qualified architects whose combined experience in the golf industry stretches over 30 years. By combining forces, reGolf has a presence in the British Isles, Continental Europe and North America.
Renaissance Golf Design – The most noteworthy golf course designs of the past decade have been among the least expensive to build. Renaissance Golf Design is proud to have been leaders in this movement. Thanks to clients who understand the value of beautiful property, we are able to design golf courses that compare with the best of the past.
Rennie Design – Rennie Design offers landscape architecture and golf course architecture services to client throughout the UK and internationally.
Richard Chamberlain Golf Design – Richard Chamberlain Golf Design. Australian golf course designer.
Richard Mandell Golf Architecture – Richard Mandell Golf Architecture provides international golf course design, golf course architecture, golf course additions, golf course renovation and restoration, master planning, land planning, environmentally-friendly golf design based in Pinehurst, North Carolina.
Ritson Golf Design – Golf course design and architecture by Ritson Golf Design. Qualified landscape and golf course development consultant.
Robbins and Associates – Robbins and Associates is an international golf course architecture firm, based in Cary, North Carolina USA and Beijing, China. Our focus is building challenging, playable and sustainable courses for all levels of players.
Robert C. Walker, Inc. Golf Course Design – Golf Course Design by Robert C. Walker, Inc. RCWI is a complete golf course architectural firm.
Robert LeBlanc and Associates – Golf course architecture.
Robert Trent Jones, II – RTJ2 is a world-renowned golf course architect.
Robinson Golf Design – Ted Robinson Jr, golf course architect.
Roger Packard – Roger Packard.
Ross Watson Golf Course Architecture – Australian golf architect Ross Watson, based in Sanctuary Cove, Queensland.
Russell Golf Design – Russell Golf Design.
Sanford Golf Design – Sanford Golf Design – Growing the game, one course at a time.
Schaupeter Golf – Schaupeter Golf.
Schlegel Golf Design – Schlegel Golf Design.
Schmidt-Curley Design – Schmidt-Curley Design.
Schreiner Golf Inc. – Schreiner Golf Inc.
Spogárd and Vandervaart – Spogárd and Vandervaart – Golf course architects.
Städler Golf Courses – Städler Golf Courses. One of Europe’s leading golf course designer firms.
Staples Golf Design – Andy Staples Golf Design. Sustainable golf course architecture.
Steve Smyers – Steve Smyers Golf course architects, golf course design.
Svein D. Olsnes – Svein D. Olsnes : Arkitekt.
Thomson Perrett – Thomson Perrett Golf Course Architects and Designers is one of the world’s premier golf course design companies with an enviable track record of over 250 successful projects around the globe. Based in Melbourne, Australia.
Tilander Golf Design TGD – Tilander Golf Design specializes in providing our clients with challenging, visually pleasing and technically advanced golf course designs.
Timothy Liddy – Timothy Liddy.
Tony Ristola – Golf architect – Golf course architecture, landscape design and planning, construction and golf course renovation. 18 hole golf course development, irrigation and fairway design by renowned golf architect Tony Ristola.
Turnpoint Group Golf Course Construction – Turnpoint is a leading provider of construction and maintenance services to the golf, horse racing, landscape and sports turf industries in Australia and the Pacific region.
Victoria Martz Golf – Victoria Martz Golf.
Von Hagge, Smelek and Baril – von Hagge, Smelek and Baril are world-renowned golf course architects that specialize in golf course design and golf course architecture services and is a leader in the golf course design industry.
W.R. Love Golf Course Architecture – W.R. Love Golf Course Architecture is a leading golf course design, land planning and sustainability consulting firm.
Weller Designs – Weller Designs. Golf course architects, golf course design, landscape architects.
Williams Golf – Golf course architects offering integrated golf course design consultancy services including renovations, remodelling and upgrades, developing the sceheme design, planning and producing the working drawings.