Working in the profession for 34 years, Michael Beebe has been living his childhood dream of becoming a golf course designer. Michael started playing golf as a young boy by sneaking onto the second hole of Sunblest Golf Course, a course designed by William Diddel. His passion for golf led to a high school maintenance job at one of Diddel's other courses, Hawthorne Hills.
Following high school, Michael continued to pursue his dream by obtaining an education and career in golf course architecture. He graduated from Ball State University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. After working for golf course architect Charles Ankrom and for Mark McCumber's design company, Michael started his own design company in 1998, Beebe & Associates, Inc. During his professional career, Michael has worked on approximately 40 projects throughout the United States and Canada.
Today Michael is inspired by the courses and architects representing the Golden Age of Golf Course Architecture. He feels that during this period from 1910–1937, some of the greatest examples of course design were produced–without most of the technology and innovation architects can use today. Michael's desire for his own courses is to create the same "craftsman–like" feel.