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.
Timeless and sustainable design combined with interesting, strategic elements are hallmarks of our projects.
Tools & Resources
Our mission is simple: to integrate efficient strategies that make your golf facility more efficient, profitable, and playable.
Community Links™ is a paradigm shifting model for how golf should be viewed to increase local pride in community courses.
- Andy Staples
People ask me how I came to be a golf architect. I say since I never won the U.S. Open, or had a famous father, I got really lucky.
The weather is getting colder, but these takes are toasty! In this edition of the Staples Golf Design Quarterly, we have assembled a list of 23 goals, predictions, and life aspirations for Andy, the firm, and the golf industry at large looking into 2023 (and beyond).
The National Links Trust hosted their 2nd annual "Symposium on Municipal Golf" in October 2022, and Staples Golf was there to check out the action! Read more about our key takeaways from the event and presenters in this issue of RTG.