International golf course design experience, as well as working with and learning from knowledgeable professionals, formed a solid base when William Boswell decided to open his own firm, Boswell Golf Design, Inc. At his company, developing strategy for all levels of golfers is the most important principle in golf course design. Bill also believes that if the strategy is truly good, it will probably be varied in shot values, resistant to scoring, playable, and memorable. The foundation for Bill's love of golf was poured when as a boy he went to the Masters Tournament, in addition to studying classic golf course books on architecture. He went on to obtain a degree in Architecture from Clemson University, tailoring the degree to include classes geared toward golf course design. After college, Bill began his design career overseas, working for Robert Trent Jones Sr. in Europe. While at Trent Jones for seven years, the company completed 26 projects. In Europe, Bill continued his learning by studying classic golf courses in Scotland, especially St. Andrews. After Jones' European office closed, Bill designed a course on Madeira Island, Portugal. He then returned to the United States and joined the firm of golf course architect Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Bill worked for Hurdzan Golf Design for three years, designing three courses before starting his own company in 1997.