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Golf’s elite: Course designers

This Who’s Who in Golf section profiles the top professional and amateur players through history. Also included are the world’s most renowned golf course designers, as well as notable others who have contributed significantly to the game of golf in the category "Course designers". Use the search box below to discover more.

England
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect; army officer.
England
Golf Club Secretary, golf course architect and amateur golfer.
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect, author and artist.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect and writer.
Scotland
Golf course architect, professional golfer, club maker, golf instructor and writer.
Scotland
Golf course architect, professional golfer, club maker, greenkeeper.
USA
Golf course architect, amateur golfer, champion of women's golf.
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect and amateur golfer.
USA
Golf course architect; chemical engineer.
USA
Accomplished amateur golfer and golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect, greenkeeper and writer.
England
Amateur county cricketer; golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
England
Landowner; army officer (21st Lancers, Leicestershire Yeomanry and Royal Horse Artillery); Conservative MP for Horncastle, Lincs (next to Woodhall Spa); High Sherrif (of Rutland); President of the English Golf Union; golf course architect; golf writer.
USA
Army officer (Special Forces); golf course architect; past president American Society of Golf Course Architects.
England
Golf course architect; army officer; accomplished amateur golfer.
USA
Golf course architect and author.
USA
Golf course architect and author.
England
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect, founding Vice-President of the USGA, amateur golfer and author (notably of "Scotland's Gift: Golf").
Scotland
Golf course architect and writer.
USA
Banker; golf course architect.
Scotland
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect; military pilot.
England
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect.
Scotland
Golf course designer, professional golfer, club pro, greenkeeper, club-maker and golf instructor.
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect, golf writer, barrister, artist, art critic and collector (books, cigars, persian carpets, wines and walking sticks).
USA
Golf course architect, botanist and author.
Canada
Golf course architect, amateur golfer, soldier, writer, entrepreneur.
USA
Golf course architect, golf journalist, author and poet.
USA
Golf course architect

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