A native of the Midwest, Fred Bliss earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree at Kansas State University in 1969. Over the next few years, he served in several landscape architecture and recreation planning capacities before joining the GolfPlan-Ronald Fream Design Group in 1979 and later becoming Vice President and Director of Design.
In 1989, Bliss formed his own golf course design company, (Bliss Golf Design). Since 1990, he has been associated with Johnny Miller Design (JMD), first as a design associate and then as the Director of Golf Course Design Services for JMD; and now as Vice President and Director of Golf Course Design Services with Tournament Players Design.
Thoroughly versed in the technical aspects of the design, development, and construction of golf courses, Bliss takes a decidedly "hands-on" approach. The collective impact of his training as a graduate landscape architect; his practical experience; public acknowledgment of his professionalism as a Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA); and his deep Midwestern values - all underscore his key value to Tournament Players Design and its continued success.