Jeffrey Danner’s career in Golf Course Architecture has taken him around the world. His consistent passion for advancing the game and promoting inclusivity has driven his professional journey. Before co-founding Pangaea Golf Architecture and founding Danner Design Golf Course Architecture, Inc. in 2023, Jeff practiced with respected firms like Richardson | Danner Golf Course Architects and Greg Norman Golf Course Design. He also had previous roles at distinguished companies like Golfplan and Lohmann Golf Designs.
Jeffrey has contributed to various internationally recognized new construction and renovation projects across multiple continents. His experience in different environmental, social, and economic settings in over 30 countries has enriched his design perspective. Jeff tailors his approach to align seamlessly with the client’s vision to maximize each site’s potential.
Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, which included an Independent Study focused on Sustainable Golf Course Architecture. He also completed his Post Graduate Diploma in Golf Course Architecture from the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA). During his time in Europe, Jeff studied some of the best golf courses in the British Isles.
Jeffrey is one of only four Golf Course Architects globally who hold dual membership in the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA). Jeff is a licensed Professional Landscape Architect (PLA) in California, Arizona, and Florida. He is also a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).
Jeffrey has written or contributed to numerous articles and publications, including Golf Course Architecture Magazine (GCA), Landscape Architecture Magazine (LAM), and Golf Course Industry (GCI). Recently, Sports Illustrated (SI) identified Jeffrey as one of the Golf Course Architects to “put on your radar in 2022.”
Additionally, Jeffrey remains dedicated to mentoring aspiring Golf Course Architects at various levels and contributes to the ASGCA’s Education Committee and the EIGCA’s Sustainability Committee.
Throughout his remarkable journey, Jeffrey’s love for golf continues to drive him towards mastery on the course.