LPGA STARTS ITS 2016 YEAR AT GOLDEN OCALA FOR 2ND YEAR IN A ROW! The LPGA tour started their 2016 American season at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala Florida. The layout, designed by international golf course architect Ron Garl, was the first course in the world to feature tribute (inspired) holes. In […]


An Open letter to All Golfers from Ron Garl For over forty years I have been designing and renovating golf courses throughout the world. I have worked on five continents and tried to live and design with the philosophy that my designed courses would ‘sit softly on the land, stand the test of time while […]


LPGA Coates Golf Championship played at Golden Ocala

February 5, 2015

The Season Starts Here! Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club in Ocala, Florida was the venue for the inaugural LPGA Coates Golf Championship presented by R+L Carriers on January 28-31, 2015. They had a 120-player field of the world’s best female golfers with 72 holes of stroke play over four days of competition and a […]

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Guan Tianlang, Youngest Player To Ever Make The Cut At The Masters Plays Golf At Nine Dragons Open On The Ron Garl Designed Nine Dragons Golf Club

November 13, 2014

Tianlang Guan, from China, was the youngest golfer in any major tournament in 148 years and to ever make the cut in The Masters.  He started playing golf at 4 years old. He is playing in the Nine Dragons Open at the Ron Garl designed Nine Dragons Golf Club near Shanghai this week – November 10-14, 2014. Guan qualified for The Masters by winning the Asia […]

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Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club

June 9, 2014

This ad for Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club appeared in Links Magazine’s Spring 2014 issue. Ron Garl Golf Course Design was the inventor of “tribute/replica golf”. Golden Ocala in Ocala, Florida was the first tribute/replica golf course and has won many awards including: Best Replica Course in the Nation by Travel & Leisure Golf […]

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Guan Tianlang, youngest player to ever make the cut at the masters plays golf at Bradenton Country Club with Ron Garl

April 4, 2014

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old phenom from China, who was the youngest player ever to make the cut at the Masters or any men’s major championship, played golf with Ron Garl, Golf Course Designer, at Bradenton Country Club, which is an exclusive private club established in 1924, with an 18-hole championship golf course, which was originally […]

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Ron Garl and Guan Tianlang at Longboat Key Club

March 5, 2014

Guan Tianlang, the 14-year-old phenom from China, who was the youngest player ever to make the cut at the Masters or any men’s major championship, played golf with Ron Garl, Golf Course Designer, at Longboat Key Club’s 27 Hole HarboursideGolf Course, which Ron Garl has renovated over the last several years. By adding sand dunes […]

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Test your game on Taboo (a world class golf course) in Gravenhurst, Ontario – 2 hours north of Toronto.

October 9, 2013

Josh Reisman playing Hole #11 at Taboo. Just you, golf and Mother Nature!

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Ron Garl Entertains Chinese Clients for Potential New Golf Course Project

August 27, 2013

Ron Garl played golf with a potential new Chinese client at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida (a Ron Garl designed course). Eagle Creek is ranked Top Ten Florida Courses of the Decade by Travel & Leisure Magazine. It is the home of the Graves Golf Academy. It is an Audubon International Silver Signature […]

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Ron Garl Has Designed Africa’s Largest Golf Academy!

December 27, 2012

Ron Garl has designed Africa’s largest golf academy! Ron Garl has just returned from a trip to Nador, Morocco where he met with members of the Hassan II Golf Federation about the Grand Opening of the Golf D’Atalayoun Golf Academy in Nador, Morocco. Africa’s largest golf academy at Golf D’Atalayoun (which sits directly on the […]

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Golf and its traditions have stood alone in the face of the high technological world in which we live. Golf course architects have strived to maintain the legacy and heritage of the game and continue to find ways to wed these traditions with the digitized, electronic, fast-paced, modern world. Through these traditions we have proven time and time again that factors such as value, quality, tradition and excellent service...
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Few decisions will impact the quality of a project as much as the selection of the design team. In my opening paragraphs on "Site Selection" I discussed the importance of selecting an appropriate project site and suggested various methods, including retaining design professionals. To obtain the best site...one capable of producing a quality golf course and enviable lifestyle for your market...
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For his design expertise, Ron has received numerous design accolades throughout his career including being awarded ‘Golf Designer of the Year’ by International Network of Golf. His educational background, a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida, with a specialization in turf grasses, has made him a leading authority in the golf industry. Ron was chosen to receive the University of Florida’s Distinguished Alumnus Award for 2003. Read More..