Education, Experience, Creativity, and Vision

“I never want anyone to look at a golf course and say ‘There’s a Ray Hearn designed course.’ My goal is that each golf course maintain its own identity and remain true to the characteristics of the land it is built upon and the tenants important to its owner.”  Raymond Hearn

Raymond Hearn

President & Founder

Raymond Hearn, one of America's premier Golf Course Architects


Raymond Hearn is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, the United States Golf Association and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. As a craftsman, his goal has always been to craft renovations, restorations, remodeling and new course designs carefully; one at a time with a unique, classical and Golden Age look & feel. Ray wants each golf course to exhibit a strong identity yet remain true to the characteristics of the land it is built upon and the tenants essential to its club members (private clubs) or paying patrons (public, resort, and municipal courses).

A golf course should be a blend of art and science as is his educational background, which blends two university degrees and two minors (golf course architecture, landscape architecture, turfgrass science and soil science).

This unique background allows Ray to look at a project in a very comprehensive manner. “Golf courses need to be sustainable, fun and strategic to play while stirring one’s senses and imagination. They need to be an enjoyable, beautiful and a healthy respite for which to regenerate one’s spirit.”

"Raymond Hearn is part artist and part engineer."

Michael Konick

Golf Writer, Delta Airlines Magazine


Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs
119 West 37th St.
Holland, MI 49423