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Golf Course Architecture

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


Making the Game Better


Our work is intentional.  We apply simple strategies, tailored for each project, each client, each market and each site so that your golf course becomes more interesting, more environmentally beneficial, resilient, easier to maintain and simpler to operate.  These strategies make the game more fun, more engaging, and more spirited.  If golfers are hopeful and engaged they will return, again and again.  


Isn’t that the point. 

Project Updates & News
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Settlers HIll Golf Course

Completed Construction

Settlers HIll had a late season soft opening this fall.  Area golfers, anxiously awaiting its arrival, poured in to see the changes on this fantastic property.  This fantastic property is blessed with topography not normal in Central Kane County and challenged with the issues that accompany a landfill golf course.  

If this fall was any indication, next year will provide successful for Settlers Hill and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County. 

Springbrook Golf Course

Construction Complete

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Orchard Valley Golf Course

Upcoming Construction

Martin Design has completed a Master Improvement Plan for Orchard Valley and construction will begin late in ’24 on this fantastic Ken Kavanaugh Golf Course in Aurora, Illinois.  Plans include bunker renovations, tee options, expanding green surrounds, and updating infrastructure. Improvements will remain sensitive to the existing strategic aspects of the course while improving playability and amplifying the existing stormwater management capacity. 

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Maple Meadows Golf Course

Master Plan Complete

Martin Design has completed a Master Plan for Maple Meadows Golf Course in Addison, Illinois.  Maple Meadows, operated by the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County is the sister course to The Preserve at Oak Meadows, will be fully renovated. This beautiful landscape and golf course needed character clarity and modernized infrastructure. Construction anticipated for 2025-2026.  

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Village Links of Glen Ellyn

Master Planning Complete

Martin Design has completed a Master Plan for the Village Links. This beloved golf course sits in the heart of Glen Ellyn, Illinois and offers an extraordinary setting for all 27 holes and expansive practice.  Improvements include bunker renovations, fairway realignments, tree clearing, tee improvements and expansions, as well as drainage and irrigation improvements.  Construction is expected to be a 3-phase improvement.  

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Naperbrook Golf Course

Upcoming Construction

Martin Design has completed multiple phases at Naperbrook including improvements to the practice area, and adjustments to the 18th hole – which is being realigned to allow for the inclusion of a short-game chipping practice area.  Future improvement & construction phases are expected in the coming years to fully upgrade the bunkers, tees, irrigation and drainage at Naperbrook Golf Course.

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Green Bay Country Club

Master Planning

Martin Design, with Todd Quitno, ASGCA, is preparing a Master Improvement Plan for this extraordinary golf course and full-amenity club in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  Improvements will be carefully phased and be surgical refinements rather than full-scale improvement.  

Guiding Principle

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.


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