Since graduating from Penn State with a degree in Landscape Architecture, Dave Heatwole has been actively involved in golf course design. For nearly two decades he has worked with the legendary golfer/designer Jack Nicklaus designing courses throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He served as senior designer for Nicklaus for a number of award winning courses as well courses that have hosted professional golf tournaments.
While Dave still serves as an independent design consultant for Nicklaus on a few select courses, he now enjoys creating his own golf course designs. His company, Heatwole Golf Design, focuses on new course design as well as renovation, restoration, and master planning for existing courses.