Kevin began his career in 1976 with an eye on becoming a land planner and landscape architect. He attended the University of Idaho at Moscow and South Dakota State University at Brookings where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Landscape Architecture.
Kevin will tell you that his philosophy on golf course design was shaped early on by his friend and mentor Don Herfort, a fellow with the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). However, after 30 years in the golf business and having studied and played many of the most highly acclaimed golf courses in North America, Great Britain, Australia and Ireland Kevin has a broad perspective on golf course design.
Today, Kevin is a member of the ASGCA and the owner of Herfort Norby Golf Course Architects. Kevin has been involved with more than 100 golf course 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 nearly three decades of experience, has earned him a reputation for creating enjoyable golf courses that are financially viable.
Kevin's cornerstones of design include strategy & 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 Sunbird Golf Club in Arizona, Bakker Crossing Golf Course in South Dakota and Stillwater Country Club in Minnesota.