The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) has recently welcomed two new members to its ranks. The new members are: Joel Hornickel and Garrett Wasson.

  • Hornickel (Ozark, Mo.) is a Design Associate with JDR, headed by J. Drew Rogers, ASGCA. A Landscape Architecture graduate of Kansas State University, Hornickel began his professional career in 2004 with a pair of ASGCA members at Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates. After six years, he moved to providing drawing production services to Rogers and Chris Wilczynski, ASGCA. He has been with JDR since 2021. His course portfolio includes designing Westhaven Golf Club, Franklin, Tennessee, and the remodel of Glacier Club, Washington, Michigan.
  • Wasson (Montgomery, New York) graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Landscape Architecture and has a Masters in golf course architecture from Edinburgh College of Art. He has played on some of the most iconic courses in the United States and the United Kingdom, giving him plenty of inspiration for his next unique design. Among Wasson’s designs are: Amber Hills Resort – Hillside Course, Vietnam; Sage Run, Bark River, Michigan; and Grand Harbor Golf Club River Course, Vero Beach, Florida. He is a Senior Designer for Chris Lutzke, ASGCA.

Candidates for ASGCA membership complete a rigorous, multi-phase application process that includes peer review of completed projects, discussions with project owners and a personal interview to assess the candidate’s professional capabilities.