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Raymond Hearn Golf Design

Raymond Hearn | Published on 5/14/2024

While each course is distinctly different, one of the many reasons clubs trust Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs as one of the top golf course design firms is their “lay of the land” approach honoring the game as it was meant to be played.  That core tenet, coupled with cutting-edge design innovation has helped us excel at golf course remodeling, renovation, restoration, and new course development throughout North America and around the world. Our innovative, creative designs drive new memberships at private clubs and increased revenues for resorts and daily-fee operations. Our clients’ profitability is further served by our design principles; which are both traditional and progressive; using a minimalist approach that is deferential to the landscape – like all the game’s most celebrated courses. Our designs combine beauty and strategy to create courses that are memorable for all to enjoy. 

We serve public, private, resort and municipal clubs.


We Offer:

Half Day Consulting Visits & Follow Up Reporting

We offer half day golf course consulting site visits and follow up reporting to review your course’s current urgent needs.


Comprehensive Golf Course Master Planning (Restoration and / or Renovation)

We specialize in creating comprehensive long range Golf Course Master Planning that can be phased over a specific period of time.


Specific Focus Studies

We also offer specific Focus Studies on course amenities such as Drainage, Greens, Tees, Fairways, Bunkers, Cart Paths, Water Hazards, Tree Removal & more!

Recent Clients:
Public Courses – Washtenaw Golf Club (Ypsilanti, MI)

Resort Courses – Boyne Resorts (Northern MI)

Pre-1950 Historic Private Clubs – Midlothian CC 1898 (IL)

Post 1950 Private Clubs – Metedeconk National GC (Jackson, NJ)

New Course Designs – The Cardinal at the Saint John’s Resort (Plymouth, MI)

Dramatic Transformations – White Lake GC 1916 (Whitehall, MI)

Municipal Courses – Schenectady Municipal Golf Course (NY)

Historic Donald Ross Restoration - Crestmont Country Club 1922 (NJ)

Let us know how we can help your club.

Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs. Inc.

Founded in 1996



(O) 616-399-7686

(M) 616-403-6181

Golf Course Architects

Published Articles on Golf Course Master Planning:

  • What is a Club To Do
  • Is Your Tee Program Working
  • The Benefits of a Remodeling Master Plan
  • Remodel Master Planning that Saves Money
  • Tees & Bunkers, Angles & Options
  • What is a Club To Do
  • Recapturing Ancient Glory (Restoring Historic Courses)
  • The Line is the King (The Power of Grass Line Adjustments)
  • Municipal Golf Courses Add Value to a Community

Client Testimonials

Our GC Master Planning Design Process – Restoration & Renovation




(616) 834-0450