Arnold Palmer Design Company


Golf course design
is our passion.
Through a strategic and sustainable design philosophy, we create golf courses that are beautiful, fun to play, and inspire the soul.

While considered an iconic brand, we pride ourselves on being a boutique firm with a hands-on approach. We focus our attention and energy on a small number of high quality projects so we can develop meaningful relationships with our clients and tend to the small but important details that make our courses unique and worthy of the Arnold Palmer name.
These ten principles, time-honored and tested, are a direct reflection of the man from which they flow, Arnold Palmer
We pride ourselves on being a boutique firm with a hands-on approach
Easy as 1, 2, 3
We discuss the goals, opportunities, and constraints of the project with the client and analyze the site to gain intimate knowledge of the subject property.

This is a highly collaborative stage of the process, working not only with our client but with our network of experts on a number of variables, including historical research, maintenance practices, routing, design strategy, topography, drainage, key environmental features and more.

We are sensitive to land use issues, well practiced in navigating permitting and legal questions, and expert at planning for maximum cost efficiency, ensuring Financial resources are respected throughout the project.

In this stage, we work to understand our client's vision and then to immerse ourselves in turning that vision into reality.
Our Construction Document Package is among the most comprehensive in the industry, with a level of detail and technical precision that sets the stage to successfully build world-class golf courses on time and on budget.
What distinguishes APDC golf course architects is our hands-on involvement during the construction process.

This is primarily accomplished by devoting the time necessary to thoroughly review the construction process and progress while giving valuable instruction and direction to the golf course construction team. We're happy to grab a rake and shovel to participate in honing every detail—and we do.

Also, we routinely work with a
team of master shapers and bunker specialists dedicated to APDC projects; they know our work, our process,
and our high standards, and respect all of those. This gives our clients the best product possible while making
sure no detail is left to chance to ensure a successful project.
We offer a full-service complement of site selection, pre-development and planning services. Whether you're looking for a design/build approach, project team assembly, project management or post-construction operational consulting, we can help with every phase of development, assisting with conceptual and practical concerns from dream stage through to opening day.