Rod Whitman's Golf Course Design Philosophy

Strategic design coupled with great contour – whether natural or manmade – is the essence of golf architecture.

Every property is unique. Showcasing and enhancing a site's natural attributes relative to interesting golf – contour and slope, wind angles, vegetation, views, etc. – always produces the best results.

The only way to create golf courses of remarkable distinction is to allow inherent site characteristics drive design.

The world's best golf courses were not created in two-dimensions in a downtown office. While nearly every golf course development starts with preliminary concepts on paper, actual creation of a golf course should be a fluid process which evolves as construction progresses.

This is why it's extremely important for golf architects to spend an extraordinary amount of time on-site throughout construction. This is the only way we can take most advantage of previously unforeseen opportunities which always present themselves as golf holes are being shaped.

We, at Rod Whitman Golf Course Design Ltd., consistently endeavour to genuinely allow inherent site characteristics drive our golf course designs, through utilization of those unique characteristics featuring at each and every property we're fortunate to work atÖ as a means to create golf courses of true distinction.

“Rod Whitman comes with my highest recommendation and is in every sense a talented golf course designer.”
— Pete Dye