Golf Course Architecture


We are inspired to be creative and thoughtful to offer highly engaging, beautiful, strategic and environmentally beneficial golf architecture.

As stewards of the environment and caretakers of golf we are privileged to develop courses that will be recognized as classic tests of golf and an exceptional benefit to the community. Our success can be traced to a commitment to the client, the game of golf and our respect for the land.


We have projects that are award winning and have received critical acclaim. But, more importantly, our work is environmentally beneficial, economically successful and operationally efficient.



Project Updates / News

Park Ridge Country Club

April 16, 2019

Martin Design has prepared a bunker renovation plan, and reviewed options to increase the practice capabilities of this great private club.  After completing a renovation plan, Wadsworth Golf Construction will begin work this fall to improve bunker style, aesthetics, maintenance requirements, playability and relevance. Implementation will begin in late summer of '20 and be completed by year's end.

Settler's Hill Golf Course

April 16, 2019

After years attempting to accommodate a practice facility at Settler's Hill Golf Course in Geneva, Illinois work will begin later in 2020.  The permitting, regulatory and environmental issues presented at Settler's Hill are numerous. Ultimately, this new facility will be coordinated with a new clubhouse and clubhouse location for all visitors to Settlers Hill. This project includes a full refresh of the golf course including 2 new holes, drainage improvements, fully renovated greens, bunkers and tees, grassing and new irrigation along with the addition of a practice range and youth links. 

Naperville Park District Golf Courses

April 16, 2019

Springbrook and Naperbrook Golf Courses have completed Master Improvement Planning. Improvements include Irrigation, drainage, bunkers, tees, tree cover, playability, maintenance issues, paths, tees and green surrounds will all be reviewed as part of the improvements.  Phasing options and implementation alternatives are being considered and detailed planning for both should begin this summer. 

Oohoopee Match Play Club - Talking Architecture

January 01, 2020

In October, a number of golf course architects from around the globe convened at Ohoopee Match Play Club in southeast Georgia.  This marvelous private club designed by Gil Hanse, showcases a wonderfully sandy site and offers 25 holes of pure golf devoted to the fun and creativity of match play.

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Greg Martin talks to Guy Cipriano of Golf Course Industry Magazine about a number of topics, including "Journey Mapping", Authenticity, Sustainability and the Work Flow of a Golf Course Architect. 

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