About Arthur Hills, our course architect
The name Arthur Hills is well recognized in the world of golf. There are more than 150 Arthur Hills- designed courses in the United States alone. Hills, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, has designed golf courses for many different golf course communities, private country clubs, resorts, and public golf developments. His experience, knowledge of the design process, and responsiveness to the client’s needs have contributed greatly to their overall success.
The firm has also been called upon to refine or renovate more than 100 courses, including renowned clubs like Oakmont, Inverness, and Oakland Hills. Hills was instrumental in guiding Oakmont and Oakland Hills through several renovation improvements in preparation for their respective U.S. Open Championships in 1994 and 1996. He played a similar role with Inverness Club in preparation for the 1998 PGA Championship.
In 1992, Golf Digest honored Arthur Hills by naming The Golf Club of Georgia (Atlanta) and Harbour Pointe Golf Club (Seattle) as the “Best New Private” and “Best New Public” courses of the year. It was the first time a single architect captured both awards in the same year.
Just a few of the other courses that have received special national acclaim include:
- Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort (San Antonio, TX)
- Arthur Hills Course at Palmetto Hall Plantation (Hilton Head Island, SC)
- Bonita Bay Club (Naples, FL)
- Bighorn Golf Club (Palm Desert, CA)
- Half Moon Bay Golf Links (Half Moon Bay, CA)
- El Conquistador Resort (Las Croabas, Puerto Rico)
- The Sanctuary Golf Club (Sanibel Island, FL)
- Chaska Town Course (Chaska, MN)
Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates’ reputation rests on their ability to design courses that are playable yet challenging, while created with an overriding sense of environmental sensitivity.