May 24, 2022

On Course: Four Architects You’ll Be Hearing More About

11 min read

In 2019, while speaking to the American Society of Golf Course Architects at their annual meeting, I remarked, “OK, I get that folks love Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and their courses. Who doesn’t love Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and their courses? I know I do. But there are so many architects out there who do such good work and who simply don’t get the positive attention they deserve from print, digital and social media.”

Let me try to right that wrong. I still believe Coore and Crenshaw are terrific. So are Gil Hanse and David McLay Kidd, as well as the old guard of Tom Fazio, Robert Trent Jones Jr. and his brother Rees. Many other architects, however, are making serious noise in the profession. Here are four emerging architects that are poised for a breakthrough in 2022.