Following a very successful tenure as Manager of Design for The First Tee, Brandon Johson joined the Arnold Palmer Design Company in 2006 to serve as a senior golf course architect and vice president.
Johnson is a graduate of North Carolina State University where he earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture with a minor in Music. Upon graduating from NCSU, Johnson advanced his education at the Harvard Graduate School of Design earning his Master's degree in Landscape Architecture in 1999.
Brandon’s passion for playing golf led him to discover and study the art, architecture, and classic design principles behind the game. His inspiration and influence come from the greats Donald Ross and Pete Dye. These influences can be traced to his strengths as a designer through his love of large scale master planning, respect for the environment, and belief in golf course routings that lay softly on the land while expressing site features in a unique way.
The blending of his love and passion for golf, architecture, art, and the outdoors allows Johnson to express his golf soul and create fun, intriguing, and timeless courses that engage the mind and intellect of each player across all skill levels.