Sustainability Review

Environmental and economic sustainability are paramount for any golf club if they are to succeed.

At Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs Inc., we help clubs reduce their carbon footprints so they can prosper. With our unique background and expertise in golf course sustainability, architecture, landscape architecture, civil engineering, land planning, turfgrass science, soil science, horticulture, irrigation design, and environmental science, we can service all your club’s needs.

In the last six years, our hard work has paid off as we have been recognized as golf industry standouts with three ASGCA Design Excellence Awards, Golf Digest Awards, two Golf Magazine Renovation of the Year Awards, Golf Inc.’s Top Global Innovator Award, and One of the Highest Valued GC Architects in the USA Ranking.

RHGD works closely with club managers, golf course superintendents, golf professionals and various committees in achieving sustainable goals.  We offer an evaluation of just the golf course or the entire club, including but not limited to the clubhouse, parking, maintenance building, irrigation system, and the golf course. We also work closely with allied professionals from the ASGCA, USGA, GCSAA, PGA, and CMAA.

RHGD consults with industry experts such as Dr. Stuart Cohen, Dr. Norm Hummel, Dr. Joe Vargas, and Dr. Lee Berendt to name a few, as well as agronomists from the USGA’s Green Section. We work closely with golf course superintendents in creatively adjusting grass lines to enhance each hole’s strategy, shot value, and playability while lowering the carbon footprint for irrigation, mowing, pesticide, and fertilizer use. With regards to the clubhouse and maintenance buildings, we partner with industry experts that are LEED certified in clubhouse architecture, irrigation design, and engineering.

Our success record in achieving economic and environmental sustainability at golf clubs is second to none ask our clients. Our work spans from north to south and east to west involving private clubs, resorts, public golf courses, and municipalities.

"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