Jim has worked in golf design for more than 35 years and has traveled to five continents and 18 countries for his design work. His journey began at Louisiana State University when he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management in 1969. This was followed in 1972 by a Masters in Landscape Architecture from Louisiana State University.
His professional career started with William Newcomb Associates Golf Course Design in 1971. He was promoted to partner in 1975, and stayed at Newcomb until he opened J.W. Lipe, Inc. in 1982. In 1984 he joined Jack Nicklaus Golf Services and served as Senior Design Associate for more than 26 years. Today, Jim is president and owner of his own design firm called Jim Lipe Design, Inc.
Jim believes that golf's primary purpose is recreation so his ultimate design initiative is to create an atmosphere of interest, fun, and adventure. He accomplishes this by relying on his cornerstones of passion, integrity, and experience.