Kevin Norby

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United States
Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming

University of Idaho
South Dakota State University (BS)
Willmar Community College (AS)

(952) 361-0644
(612) 865-3418
North America
New development, Remodeling, Renovation, Restoration, Resurfacing

100 East Second Street
Suite 200
Chaska, MN 55318

As a member of the ASGCA and the owner of Norby Golf Course Design, Kevin has been involved with more than 100 projects throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.  Whether designing a new course or restoring a golden-age classic, he takes pride in his ability to find creative solutions that fit the style and heritage of the course rather than leaving his own personal signature on a course.

Kevin is likely best known for his unique approach to master planning which helps owners differentiate their course in the local market in order to increase membership and improve revenue. Kevin's passion for the game of golf and his hands-on approach, combined with three decades of experience, has earned him a reputation for creating golf courses that are fun to play and financially viable.

Kevin has a particular interest in the "golden age" classics and has worked on courses originally routed by the masters such as Donald Ross, Seth Raynor, A.W. Tillinghast, Thomas Bendelow, John Foulis, Jr., Thomas Vardon, Ted Robinson and Paul Coates. 

The cornerstones of Kevin's design philosophy include strategy and shot-making, respect for the environment, enjoyment of the game and fiscal sustainability. As a result, Kevin has received numerous awards including 2017 Golf Inc. international runner-up for "Best New Golf Course Redevelopment" for Coal Creek Golf Course in Colorado and the 2009 Golf Inc. runner-up "Best New Course" and Top 10 Best New Course by Links Magazine and Golf Digest for The Preserve on Rathbun Lake in Iowa. Other recent projects include The Harmon Course at Floridian National in Florida, Sunbird Golf Club in Arizona, Bakker Crossing Golf Course in South Dakota and Tchefuncta Country Club in New Orleans.

The Floridian National Golf Club
Palm City, FL.

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake
Moravia, Iowa

Greystone Golf Club
Sauk Centre, Minnesota

The Refuge Golf Club
Oak Grove, Minnesota

Pleasant View Golf Course
Middleton, Wisconsin


Coal Creek Golf Course
Louisville, Colorado

Elmwood Golf Course
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Stillwater Country Club
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Sunbird Golf Club
Chandler, Arizona