Dave Ferris has an Associates Degree in Landscape Horticulture from the State University of New York, a Bachelor Degree in Floriculture and Ornamental Horticulture (minor in Business Management) and a Masters Degree in Landscape Architecture from Cornell University.
After graduating he was the recipient of the Donald Ross Society Internship Award and was on site for the construction of Michael Hurdzan Widow's Walk Golf Course, America's first Environmental Demonstration Course. During his career he has had the privilege to work on projects with other notable firms such as Nicklaus, Palmer and Jones II.
Since 2006 Dave has served on the American Society of Landscape Architects-Florida Chapter Executive Committee. He is also a Past Chapter President and Trustee to ASLA National.
He has a diverse background and expertise in all phases of golf course architecture. His design experience, whether it be for new course design, renovations or restorations, includes site analysis, master planning, routings, site planning, landscape design, construction documents, specifications, presentation graphics or construction administration is an integral part of the Sanford team.