We believe Golf should:

  • Offer Width and Options;

  • Engage golfers;

  • Be environmentally sensitive;

  • Consider the Course Maturation; &

  • Be economically sustainable.

We touch the land gently so golfers can appreciate these extraordinary landscapes. 

Golf is about golfers and the simple interaction of man and nature.

Our goal is to make that interaction remarkable.  

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.


New Construction

We produce beautiful, subtle and satisfying golf experiences.


Martin Design posseses the skill, leadership, talent and disposition to navigate the challenges of new course development. Regardless of the site ..... on expansive rolling prairies and scattered wetlands of central Wisconsin; through stands of hardwoods and on the rocky terrain of southwest Missouri; or municipal facilities in urban settings.....we have been successful at meeting the project goals and delivering golf course design solutions for public, private, resort or residential golf course communities


The Preserve at Oak Meadows, Addison, Illinois

Full renovation of an existing 27- hole golf course for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County.  Significant flood control, water quality, habitat enhancement, access, stormwater management, wetland creation and native vegetation restoration goals established.

Rich Harvest Links, Sugar Grove, Illinois

Expansion to an 18 hole tournament capable golf course to achieve the Owner's goals of exceptional, highly challenging, unique golf.
           SOLHEIM CUP
           PALMER CUP

The Oaks, Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

A new 18-hole, daily fee golf course for the east Madison, Wisconsin market.  Built on a dairy farm, this uniquely routed golf course highlights the Koshkanong Creek with 5 par 5s and 6 par 3s.

Glen Erin Golf Club, Janesville, Wisconsin

Development of an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities at the Rock County Airport. This sandy site allows for firm, fast conditions, with no water features.  A gem.

Whitetail Ridge Golf Club, Yorkville, Illinois

An 18-hole golf course developed as part of a residential golf course community, providing necessary open space, stormwater management and project clubhouse amenities.

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club, Springfield, Missouri

An 18-hole golf course developed as part of a residential golf course community, in the rocky Ozarks, offering a distinguished alternative to the high-priced private facility nearby. Full land planning and landscape architecture services were provided with golf course architecture. 

Wildridge at Mill Run, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

An 18-hole golf course created to augment an existing 18-hole executive course.  Designed as a longer, more challenging option and built on a glacial ridge, this golf course provides stunning views of northwest Wisconsin.

Phillips Park Golf Course, Aurora, Illinois

A full renovation and expansion of an existing beloved 1934 municipal golf course including an expanded practice range and the inclusion of a 3-hole Junior Course.

The Links at Carillon, Plainfield, Illinois

A 27-hole golf course part of a massive Active Adult Community.  Prime considerations include playability and fun, while accounting for the significant needs of stormwater management for this high intensity use.

Coyote Run Golf Club, Homewood-Flossmoor, Illinois

A full renovation and expansion of an existing 27 hole golf course for the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District including expanded practice facilities and the inclusion of a 3-hole Junior Course. Project included significant stormwater management demands with environmental solutions.

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Renovation requires sensitivity to the existing golf course, its heritage, the operations and the golfer.

Our clientele is quick to recommend our ability to seamlessly integrate new improvements with the site conditions, provide detailed plans and execute the improvements within the budget and phasing guidelines. In each case, we have provided vision, experience and architectural excellence for our clients and golfers of all abilities.

Park Ridge Country Club, Park Ridge, Illinois

River Forest Country Club, Elmhurst, Illinois

Ridge Country Club, Chicago, Illinois

Aurora Country Club, Aurora, Illinois

Arrowhead Golf Club, Wheaton, Illinois

Wilmette Golf Club, Wilmette, Illinois

Prairie Bluff Golf Course, Lockport, Illinois

Pottawatomie Golf Course, St. Charles, Illinois

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Environmental Benefit / Leadership

We take an environmentally sensitive approach in all of our work. We seek to find positive relationships and operational benefit to environmentally sustainable solutions.

We appreciate nuance and subtlety and admire grandeur and majesty. We see golf course architecture as an opportunity to establish an exceptional interaction between man and the natural environment while solving cultural, environmental or engineering requirements.  


Martin Design embraces principles that allow us to preserve, restore and improve the natural environment while providing our clientele with highly functional, economically successful and environmentally sustainable golf courses. If our work can mitigate, or even improve the local ecology, the result is better… for everyone



Practice & Alternative

Thoughtful development of these facilities promotes engaging experiences and purposeful practice, learning and play.

Martin Design has developed a wide range of practice facilities, alternative or "executive" golf experiences and learning facilities for public and private clubs. Creating these unique facilities allows greater access and better performance, deepening the golf experience.




2020 - Martin Design  -   Est. 1991