Tripp Davis is a talented golfer—he was an NCAA All–American selection at Oklahoma University and a member of its 1989 national championship team, and he is currently ranked as one of the top amateur golfers in the country. But even at the young age of 15, Tripp did not have dreams of the PGA tour; rather, he envisioned being a golf course architect.
Today, Tripp is living his dream as the founder and Lead Golf Architect of Tripp Davis and Associates. The company is a small but uniquely talented and experienced team of professionals that works on a limited number of projects at a time in order to provide an unwavering focus on each one. The firm designs golf courses using intense knowledge of the game, themed styles fitting the heritage of the land, and uncompromised attention to detail. The results are courses and golf experiences that exceed expectations and will stand the test of time.
Tripp studied Landscape Architecture and Oklahoma University, where his thesis researched "The Environmental Impact of Golf Course Construction." Tripp puts his research into practice when designing courses by working with the land as much as possible. He prefers to move only as much dirt as is necessary for strategy and drainage. He considers himself to be more minimalist than most, but more of a naturalist.
A well–regarded historian of golf and golf architecture, Tripp's abilities as a player give him unique insight in subtle details of strategy, allowing him to make a course interesting and enjoyable for players of all levels. Tripp puts his experience, knowledge, pride, and passion into each of his firm's projects. His personal commitment to each client is exemplified by projects such as The Tribute Golf Club near Dallas, Texas, the Clary Fields Golf Club near Tulsa, Kansas, and the restoration of the Herbert Strong–designed Engineers Country Club on Long Island, New York.