When it comes to international golf course design the team of designers at Ron Garl Golf Design have the passion and experience that comes from designing more than 250 golf courses worldwide.

From China to Morocco and anywhere your compass may point we’ve been there. As a leading expert in golf course design, management and marketing Ron Garl has decades of experience to bring to your project.

Please take a look at some of our projects and make sure to contact us with any questions and to set up a project consultation.

Guaymaral Country Club – Course No. 1 – in Bogota, Colombia is an 18 hole private golf course which completed a total course renovation. We renovated Course #1, which hosted the Colombian Open in 2010. They were so pleased with our work that they have hired us to work on Course #2. Guaymaral is Colombia’s second most expensive golf course with $100,000 initiation fee to join – they have over 2,000 members.

Chiangmai-Alpine Golf Course in Chiangmai, Thailand is an 18-hole golf course, which underwent a major renovation to create a world class golf course for the new 5-star hotel. This beautiful setting in the mountains is enhanced by new holes, which feature major lakes, including island greens with a backdrop of the adjacent mountains. Beautiful creeks meander thru the course adding mystery and strategy to this enchanting golf course. Thailand’s history, traditions and mystery are all part of this unique design that will be a must play for visitors to this part of the world known as the Golden Triangle. visit website

Golf D’Atalayoun – Nador, Morocco is a world class 18 hole golf course with Africa’s largest golf practice academy at the Royal Palace on the Mediterranean Sea.

Wooden Sticks Golf Club in Uxbridge, Ontario is an upscale public 18 hole replica course. The name is not derived from golf clubs as you would expect, but from hockey sticks as we have several hockey players that are investors; Joe Nieuwendyk, Gary Roberts and Steve Rice. visit website

  • Best New Golf Course in Canada for 2000 by Score Magazine
  • Best Golf Course in Ontario by The Toronto Star
  • Top 100 Golf Courses in Canada by Score Golf Magazine
  • Home of the Ontario Golf Association

Taboo Golf Club at Taboo Resort Golf & Conference Center in Gravenhurst, Ontario, Canada is a 7,100 yard par 72 resort course laid out on the beautiful landscape surround Lake Muskoka, 2 hours north of Toronto. Home course of 2003 Masters Champion Mike Weir. visit website

  • Best New Golf Course in Canada in 2004 Score Magazine
  • Top 100 Courses in Canada Score Magazine
  • Best Resort Course in Canada – Score Magazine
  • Best Practice Facility in Canada – Score Magazine
  • Best Public Course – Score Magazine
  • Best Golf Course in Ontario – Toronto Star Golf Guide

The Admirals Club at Nine Dragons Golf Resort near Shanghai, China is a 27-hole resort course. It is an oceanfront golf course and is the centerpiece of a world class resort that includes three major hotels in the first phase. We have designed holes that run along the ocean, along the cliffs, up into the mountains and holes that are in the ocean, as we have built a 30 ft. high, two km. long retaining wall that connects the mainland to islands off the coast of China in the Pacific Ocean. We have created holes in the Pacific Ocean that have become oceanfront. They sold $25 million in golf memberships in the first 60 days and to date have sold over $125 million in memberships. Lot prices range from $2 million to $5 million. They received the Best Golf Course Design award in China and Course of the Year. Their website is




Elizade Golf Course near Akure, Nigeria – is an 18 hole golf course, which will include two hotels. We designed the golf course for the world’ s largest Toyota dealer.

Lekki Beach Golf Resort in Lagos, Nigeria will be an 18 hole world class golf resort situated on the Atlantic Ocean. The golf course will be only the third golf course ever built in Lagos, Africa’ s most populated city. Membership is $250,000.00.

Bijao Golf Course, just outside of Panama City, Panama is a golf course on the Pacific Ocean that is part of a residential community developed by Grupo Provivienda, the largest developer in Panama. Since Bijao opened in April 2010, Bijao has sold 62% of all the units sold on the Pacific Ocean in Panama.

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 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..