- Andy Staples, ASGCA
"I told myself
as a young architect
It’s all about value.."
-Andy Staples, ASGCA
Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year, San Vicente Golf Resort
Rockwind Community Links voted Golf Digest Top 10 courses in New Mexico, 2017
Meadowbrook Country Club ranked #144 in GolfWeek's Best List of Classic Courses
Our approach to golf architecture centers around creating harmony in all aspects of the design and build process. We pride ourselves on timeless, sustainable design that fits harmoniously with nature, the community, and our client’s budget & schedule.
Much like a conductor to a symphony, we utilize our resources and experience to establish a proactive process tailored to meet each client’s specific goals. As your project leader, we strive to find the best-fit solution to elevate the financial, environmental, and social success of your facility.
We believe honesty, integrity, and effective communication are the pillars of great projects, and these values are the foundation of the Staples Golf brand.
WHAT YOU'LL GET:
· A Long-Term Relationship
· Consensus Building Amongst Stakeholders
· Great Architecture - Built Sustainably
As projects move to construction, we commit to being onsite full-time and ensure the plan details are properly translated in the field. True harmony in the development team is proven to create golf courses that are unique, sustainable, and fun to play!
Our design philosophy leverages the natural attributes of each property to shape a truly memorable golf experience. In the words of Golden Age golf architect A.W. Tillinghast: “the site of a golf course should be there, not be brought there.” – we couldn’t agree more!
Our designs focus on artistic expression rooted in the game’s founding principles. We use strategic concepts and visual deception that invite the golfer to execute thoughtful decision making and weigh situational risk-reward. Our courses have been described as bold, one-of-a-kind, and fun to play. We aim to inspire all levels of golfer to return to the game again and again.
As innovators, we also push to be at the forefront of the game’s evolving future. We continually seek solutions to water, labor, and economic pressures and adapt how our courses are designed, built, and managed to ensure our client’s long-term sustainability.
‣ Master Planning and Design of New and Existing Golf Courses
‣ Restoration of Historically Significant Properties
‣ Project Permitting and Stakeholder Communications
‣ Construction Administration and Design Shaping Services
‣ Turf Establishment and Grow-in Oversight
‣ Project Marketing and Public Relations
Awards & Academics
Golf Industry Show - Seminar Speaker, "People, Planet, Profit - Lessons Learned", 2022
Golf Inc. Most Innovative People in Golf - Andy Staples, 2021 (One of Nine Honorees)
Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year - San Vicente, 2021
ASGCA Design Award - University Club Practice Course and Renovation, 2019
Golf Digest Top 10 Courses in Utah – Championship Course at Sand Hollow Resort, 2017
Golf Digest Top 10 Courses in New Mexico – Rockwind Community Links, 2017
Golf Inc. Renovation of the Year – Meadowbrook Country Club, 2017 (One of Five Honorees)
Golf Inc. Top Innovators in Player Development – Andy Staples, 2016 (One of Nine Honorees)
Golf Inc. Development of the Year – Rockwind Community Links, 2016, One of Five Global Honorees (The only municipal facility listed)
USGA Pace of Play Symposium – Seminar speaker, 2016, Case Study: Rockwind Community Links, with JJ Murphy, Hobbs City Manager
Golf Digest “Best New” - Rockwind Community Links, 2015
ASGCA Design Excellence Award - Rockwind Community Links, 2015
New England Club Managers Association - Guest lecturer, 2015, “Water Usage and Sustainability”
Golf Industry Show – Seminar speaker, “ZERO WASTE – A low cost solution for your course”, 2014, 2015
Golf Week Best Courses by State – The Golf Course at Sand Hollow Resort, #1 Public Course in the State of Utah, 2011
New England Regional Turfgrass Association - Seminar speaker, “Water and Energy Management for Golf Courses”, with Andy Slack, 2011
California State University, Fresno - Guest lecturer, 2010
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville - Guest lecturer, 2010
Golf Week Best Resort Courses - The Golf Club at Sand Hollow, 2010
Golf Industry Show - Seminar speaker, “Water and Energy Management for Golf Courses”, with Andy Slack, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013
Golf Magazine Best New Courses - The Golf Club at Sand Hollow, 2008
Golf Digest “Best New” - The Golf Club at Sand Hollow, 2008
Golf Industry Show - Seminar speaker, “Energy Management for Golf Development”, 2008
Harvard Graduate School of Design, Executive Education - Guest Lecturer, “Golf Course Design” with Brian Silva, 1999, 2000
American Society of Landscape Architects - Certificate of Merit in the study of Landscape Architecture, 1995
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