John Sanford is Vice President of the “American Society of Golf Course Architects” and has 30 years of experience in golf course design, completing over seventy new designs and renovations in his career. John is a graduate of Louisiana State University (1981) with a Bachelor's degree in landscape architecture. He spent five years practicing landscape architecture before landing his first golf course design in 1986. This experience allows him to integrate the course into the surrounding land uses while maintaining the natural character of the site. John was the lead golf course architect and project manager on Granite Links Golf Club and Trump Golf Links at Ferry Point, both involving public-landfill-to-golf-course transitions. John has traveled the globe working in Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and throughout the United States. Designing courses on sites throughout the world with diverse conditions has given Mr. Sanford experience and perspective that is unique in the field of golf course design.