American Society of Golf Course Architects

About ASGCA

member-photoFounded in 1946, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is the oldest professional organization of golf course designers in America. Our architects have designed, renovated and remodeled many of the most famous and storied courses in golf. They are active in current projects not only in the United States and Canada, but also in Europe, Asia and beyond.

Talented and Experienced
ASGCA members are amongst the most talented in the profession. They have the vision needed turn potential projects into finished products. Through ASGCA's educational initiatives and special events, shared experiences and understanding provide members with a collective knowledge to lead a project through the various phases of development until completion.

All ASGCA members have completed of a minimum of five major golf course projects and are peer-reviewed by the ASGCA membership. This ensures that all ASGCA members are qualified and well-seasoned in golf course design with a trained eye for both functional and aesthetic excellence.

Environmentally Responsible
ASGCA is actively involved in promoting environmentally responsible golf course designs. Our members construct courses that work in concert with Mother Nature to provide beautiful venues that accommodate player as well as the native wildlife and vegetation. Many of the courses designed by ASGCA members are certified by the Audubon International as wildlife sanctuaries.

Over the past several years ASGCA has published three editions of "An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development" to help educate permitting boards, town councils, developers, media, and the general public about the positive role golf courses can play in preserving the environment. Released in 2008, the current, third edition highlights 18 case studies that showcase success stories dealing with a variety of sensitive habitats.