Donald Knott

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ASGCA Fellow
United States
California
Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Utah, Washington

University of California, Berkeley, BLA (1969)
Masters of Architecture (1973)

650-968-9036
Asia, Australia, Europe, North America

1619 Grant Road
Mountain View, CA 94040

Don Knott, ASGCA Past President, is a native of Northern California. A multiple-sport athlete during his youth, Don eventually became a collegiate All-American swimmer. He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree (1969) from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with highest honors while being awarded the Departmental Citation for excellence as the top graduate in his class. He also holds a Masters of Architecture degree (1973) from the same institution.

Don's industry experience began in 1973, and for more than 25 years, he served as Senior Vice President of Design and lead project architect for the Robert Trent Jones II group. In 1999, Don formed Knott & Linn Golf Design with RTJ II partner and fellow ASGCA member Gary Linn.

During his career, Don has personally designed, supervised and overseen the completion of more than 60 courses worldwide.

Don is a licensed Landscape Architect and a long-standing ASGCA member, serving as president of the Society in 1994 and 1995. He was Chairman of the ASGCA Foundation for many years and is a tenured member of the environmental impact committee. He has represented ASGCA at numerous national conferences on golf and the environment and has authored or co-authored many documents on golf and environmental issues. He has also been a speaker at numerous golf conferences including the ASGCA, USGA, NGF, GCSAA, USEPA and Public Golf Forums.

Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach, California

The National Golf Club of Australia
Melbourne, Australia

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McCall, Idaho

The Prince Course
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

Long Island National Golf Course 
Long Island, New York

Sun Valley Golf Course
Sun Valley, Idaho

Country Club of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan

Stanford University Golf Course
Stanford, California

The Villages Golf & Country Club
San Jose, California

Anyang Bnest Golf Club
Seoul, Korea

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Don Knott, ASGCA Past President, is a native of Northern California. A multiple-sport athlete during his youth, Don eventually became a collegiate All-American swimmer. He received a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree (1969) from the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with highest honors while being awarded the Departmental Citation for excellence as the top graduate in his class. He also holds a Masters of Architecture degree (1973) from the same institution.

Don's industry experience began in 1973, and for more than 25 years, he served as Senior Vice President of Design and lead project architect for the Robert Trent Jones II group. In 1999, Don formed Knott & Linn Golf Design with RTJ II partner and fellow ASGCA member Gary Linn.

During his career, Don has personally designed, supervised and overseen the completion of more than 60 courses worldwide.

Don is a licensed Landscape Architect and a long-standing ASGCA member, serving as president of the Society in 1994 and 1995. He was Chairman of the ASGCA Foundation for many years and is a tenured member of the environmental impact committee. He has represented ASGCA at numerous national conferences on golf and the environment and has authored or co-authored many documents on golf and environmental issues. He has also been a speaker at numerous golf conferences including the ASGCA, USGA, NGF, GCSAA, USEPA and Public Golf Forums.

Spanish Bay
Pebble Beach, California

The National Golf Club of Australia
Melbourne, Australia

Jug Mountain Ranch
McCall, Idaho

The Prince Course
Princeville, Kauai, Hawaii

Long Island National Golf Course 
Long Island, New York

Sun Valley Golf Course
Sun Valley, Idaho

Country Club of Detroit
Detroit, Michigan

Stanford University Golf Course
Stanford, California

The Villages Golf & Country Club
San Jose, California

Anyang Bnest Golf Club
Seoul, Korea