APDC seeks to amaze golfers with handcrafted golf environments unmatched in innovation, responsibility, quality, and beauty on which the game's many benefits can be fully realized.
Legendary golfer, golf course designer, businessman, record-setting aviator and noted philanthropist, Arnold Palmer's visionary drive and character made him one of the most successful, popular and approachable men in history, a friend to Presidents and to "everymen" alike.
Awarded both the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a Congressional Gold Medal (in addition to numerous other awards and achievements), Mr. Palmer's strategic and responsible approach to golf course design has made APDC one of the most successful course architecture firms in the world, with more than 300
courses around the globe.
We at APDC today continue to work to Mr. Palmer's example and strict standards of excellence in performance, character, and responsibility, with the utmost respect and regard for our clients and for their countries' traditions and laws.
Arnie wouldn't have it any other way.
They exceeded Arnold Palmer's standards
They'll blow yours away.
The reasons why Arnold Palmer picked architects Thad Layton and Brandon Johnson to head his design company include their technical design abilities, their agility in working across a wide variety of global settings, their concern for the environment and their dedication to their clients' financial and operational well being—but they were also chosen for their creativity and vision.
Like Palmer, both architects have a deep love for pure, natural golf, but they also have their eyes focused forward, ahead of what's next. That means the work they do isn't just future-proof, it's future-defining.
Palmer gave them his approach to course design and a lifetime's worth of privileged inside knowledge. Their good character and solid work ethic? That's all their own, and just another reason why Palmer trusted them to take his company—and the game—forward.