Who's who: Perry Maxwell

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  • Photo of Perry Maxwell
  • Photo of Perry Maxwell
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  • Photo of Perry Maxwell

Who's who: Perry Maxwell

  • Name:

    Perry Duke Maxwell
  • Country:

  • Lived:

    [1879-1952]. Born on June 13, 1879 in Princeton, Kentucky. Died on Nov 15, 1952 in Tulsa, Oklahoma (aged 73).
  • Original/Home Club:

  • Occupation:

    Banker; golf course architect.
  • Turned Pro:


Roll of Honour

Founding member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) (1947).

Golf course design

Regarded as one of America's great golf course designers, Maxwell's best known work includes, but is not limited to: Cherokee Hills GC, OK (1924) / Colonial CC, TX (1936, with John Bredamus) / Crystal Downs CC, MI (1927, with Dr Alister MacKenzie) / Lakewood GC, AL (1947, Dogwood course) / Jimmie Austin CC, Univ of Oklahoma (1951) / Old Town Club, NC (1939) / Prairie Dunes CC, KS (1937, first nine; full 18 completed by his son Press Maxwell in 1957) / Saucon Valley CC, PA (1943, renovation) / Southern Hills CC, OK (1936).

Did you know?

From 1931 until 1934, Maxwell teamed-up with Dr Alister MacKenzie, forming one of the most formidable design partnerships in the United States. After MacKenzie's death in 1934, Maxwell not only busied himself with new designs, but also a considerable amount of renovation work, which included several top courses, including Pine Valley, Philadelphia Country Club, National Golf Links and Augusta National.

In the post-World War II era, until his death in 1952, Maxwell co-designed and renovated several courses with his son J. (James) Press Maxwell (1916-2000), who became a noted golf course architect in his own right.

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