Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs, Inc. Press Release

For Immediate Release
December 1st, 2008

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Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs is Flourishing in the International Market

(Holland, Michigan)
Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs, Inc. is flourishing in the international market with active high-end golf resort projects in eight different countries.

“We’re excited about our design opportunities throughout the world. Our clients see the value of a course designed by Raymond Hearn Golf Course Designs, Inc. Very few golf course design firms can compare to ours in terms of the excellence of our designs and the comprehensive nature of our design process. We are highly sought-after and have been very selective about those with whom we work”.

“We are very fortunate to be working on some of the best golf sites around the world. Our Porto Marina Golf Club near Alexandria, Egypt, opened to rave reviews this fall and we are a few months away from breaking ground on our spectacular new course at the Domaine de Lavagnac Resort in southern France. This resort is destined to become one of Europe’s finest”.

Ray is privileged to have some of the most gifted staff supporting him on every project, particularly his very talented Senior Designer Scott Thacker. A new addition to the firm’s growing staff is Bert Hogg as Associate Designer. Bert is a true historian of the game and enjoys dual residency in the United States and Scotland.

Hearn’s career in the golf industry dates back more than twenty years, when he won an Evans Scholarship from the Western Golf Association and earned multiple degrees in turfgrass science, soil science, golf course design, landscape architecture and land planning at Michigan State University. This very unique and highly varied educational background makes him an authority and expert in the field of golf course design. In his 23-year career he has designed and remodeled numerous courses throughout the U.S. and abroad.

“When I first began my career in golf course design, it was a bit daunting to know I was competing for work against some of the most famous names in golf. But we’ve worked diligently to convince our clients that planning and attention to detail is everything in golf course design,” says Hearn. “We’ve proven to course clients and operators that engineering, playability and environmental considerations are equally as important as aesthetics and artistic expression.”

In addition to his membership in the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, the company’s president Raymond Hearn is a member of the USGA, NGF and the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Ray is currently the only North American-based golf course architect teaching golf course architecture annually in Scotland, Ireland and England.