Golf Design -
Our design philosophy is simple:
“We aim to create award-winning golf courses that are rooted in proven classic design principles and executed through sustainable practices, driven by our intent to leave the game better than we found it.”
- Andy Staples, ASGCA
is an international golf course architecture firm based in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA. Formed in 2002, our planning process has been built through nearly 30 years of experience, with projects in multiple countries ranging from new builds, historic restorations, master plans, major renovations, and resource efficiency audits.
I built my first golf course when I was 12 years old
It was on a sandy beach in northern Wisconsin, near Rome. I tended to it every weekend. 9 holes that you could play twice, to a sand green, all played with a short wedge. I built retaining walls. Transplanted pine trees. Even had an island tee from the dock. My dad, having seen my dedication, asked me if I knew that some people actually design golf courses for a living... at that moment, I knew what I wanted to do with my life - BECOME A GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT!
Resource efficiency has never been more attainable than now, nor has it been more important. Water, electricity, fuel, and labor costs are often needlessly wasted at golf facilities, and we at Staples Golf make a commitment to increasing sustainability in every one of our projects. Simply put - it's the responsible thing to do.
Tools & Resources
Our mission is simple: to integrate efficient strategies that make your golf facility more efficient, profitable, and playable.
- Andy Staples
The Template holes popularized by C.B. MacDonald and Seth Raynor have inspired some of the most strategic and fun experiences in golf - including our recent design for The Match at PGA National. This issue of the SGDQ digs into the origin or these holes, their continued relevance in course design, and our take on our very own "Template" hole. Cheers, C.B.!
From concept drawings to design communication to 3D rendering, great golf design is an art at all stages of the process! This edition of the SGDQ highlights some of the most recent art coming out of our office, as well as our thoughts on how it will continue evolve with the future of the industry.