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Pavlechko

After playing golf at Ball State University in Indiana, Pavlechko went to work for Tripp Davis in 2005. Their latest project is a tribute to the Golden Age of golf course architecture called Old American...

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Martz

One of Arnold Palmer’s lead designers, Martz started working with the King in 1985. One of her best collaborations with Palmer is the Classic Club, a former host site for the Bob Hope Chrysler Classic....

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Hollins

Marion Hollins' achievements are impressive. She won the 1921 U.S. Women's Amateur, developed Pasatiempo Golf Club and founded the Women's National Golf Club on Long Island. In addition, she was responsible for the most famous...

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Hupfel

One of the nation’s first female architects, Hupfel designed a nine-hole muni for Tahoe City, California, in 1917 then served as its pro and manager. The picturesque par-33 layout, which was a favorite with the...

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Gourlay

Although Ballybunion's Old course is now considered the quintessential Irish links and is one of the must-plays of golf, it remained relatively anonymous until Gourlay and Tom Simpson oversaw a redesign prior to the 1937...

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Dixon

The first female architect in the country, if not the world, Dixon designed Springhaven Club in Wallingford, Pennsylvania, in 1904. Although the club’s first pro, Horace Rawlins, the winner of the inaugural U.S. Open, and...

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Beljan

Jan Beljan, who was one of Tom Fazio's lead designers before setting off on her own, never thought golf course architecture would be a bore. But she did encounter boars. Wild swine chased her on...

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Best Collaborations

Golf is the most individual of games, which makes it perfect for creating rivalries like the one that connected Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer for decades. But golf architecture sometimes requires different viewpoints to make...

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Pete Dye Proteges Intro

Pete Dye has designed more than 200 courses, including some of the best, most significant layouts of the past 40 years: Harbour Town, TPC Sawgrass, the Ocean Course at Kiawah Island.

But Dye's influence on golf...

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Bill Coore

Projects w/Dye: Cardinal Golf & Country Club
John’s Island (North)
Kingsmill (River)
 
Notable Designs: Friar’s Head (pictured)
Kapalua (Plantation)
Sand Hills
(all with Ben Crenshaw)

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