Chris Lutzke has an awe-inspiring background in the golf course design and construction industry. He knows both how to design a golf course using traditional architectural media such as drawings and models, and how to ensure the construction of the golf course construction is done in such a way that the details make the project an award winner.
Chris started his career in the golf course world at 18 years old working on Pete Dye’s masterpiece Blackwolf Run in Kohler, Wisconsin. It was at this time that Chris caught the golf design bug and showed a knack for creating dynamic form from the landscape. Chris’s work ethic and dedication to creativity caught Dye’s eye, and Pete transported Chris down to Florida to focus on the projects he had in that region, including nationally recognized Old Marsh, in Palm Beach Florida.
During Chris’s tenure with Dye, Chris found a few years to go back to school to receive a pair of degrees from Michigan State University, the first in Turf Science and then in Landscape Architecture. His architectural education coupled with his gift for creating has enabled him to manifest some of the most dynamic forms in the golf world.