Ron Garl’s design philosophy is deeply rooted in the history and traditions of the game. Balanced with a desire to maximize enjoyment for all golfers, Ron creates golf courses that are memorable and that challenge players to excel. Respect for nature, the game’s history and tradition, along with an innate artistic talent, make Ron Garl a golf course designer who is respected by the most prominent and influential people in the golf industry.

Indian River Club
“Building a development like this one at Indian River Club is not for the faint hearted. The course turned out far better than I ever could have imagined or envisioned. If we were to build another golf course, Ron Garl would be the guy I would call on for the design.”

Jeff Reynolds, Owner
Indian River Club, Vero Beach, Florida

Victoria Hills
“I fell in love with Victoria Hills the first time I played it because of the layout. It will force you to use every club in your bag.”

Jerry Porter
Executive Director of North Florida PGA

University Park
“Ron is one of the few designers who understands both the player’s and land manager’s needs. He designed us a great money making multi-dimensional golf course that also met my other land use requirements.”

Pat Neal, Managing Partner
University Park, Sarasota, Florida

Money Hill
“Ron Garl goes beyond definition as a Golf Course Designer; he is a visionary who unites nature, land and golf harmoniously. Ron has mastered the art of providing golfers with the challenge they desire while offering the diversity to accommodate all skill levels in his design. Members, guests and distinguished players continuously rank Money Hill as one of the best courses they’ve played.”

David L. Goodyear, General Partner
Money Hill Golf Community

Wooden Sticks
“The Ron Garl Team were fantastic to deal with in every step of our development. Ron took a scenic piece of land and transformed it into a masterpiece all the while maintaining a strict construction budget. Wooden Sticks has quickly become the favorite of many Ontario golfers”, and the awards just keep coming”.

Greg Seemann
Managing Partner, Wooden Sticks

“Ron Garl has created a wonderful golf club for you and it was a memorable experience to be able to play on a course I have been hearing so much about. I won’t get into picking which holes that were the best as there were so many holes that stood out and left a lasting impression with all of us.”

Dave Mills
Executive Director, Golf Association of Ontario

TPC Prestancia
“The overwhelming favorite TPC course on the Senior Tour is the TPC at Prestancia-Sarasota, home of the American Express Invitational. Throughout the week, the word on the practice range was, “This is the best TPC course we play.”

Jack O’Leary
Senior Golfer

The Tradition Club
“Ron’s research with Senior Golfer and Golfweek Magazines combined with his unique understanding of the game created a set of forward tees that play true to form. For a resort course, this is extremely important for our ladies and novice golfers.”

Ken Folkes, Managing Partner
The Tradition Club, Myrtle Beach, SC

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..