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 the senior designer for Nicklaus on a number of award-winning courses as well as 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.