Arthur Hills

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Arthur Hills
Born1930
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Michigan, BS (1953)
University of Toledo, Business Admin. (1957-58)
Michigan State University, BLA (1961)
OccupationArchitect
ProjectsBonita Bay (Naples, FL), The Golf Club of Georgia (Alpharetta, GA), Bighorn Golf Club (Palm Desert, CA), The Champions (Lexington, KY), Wolfdancer Golf Club (Lost Pines, TX)

Arthur Hills is an American golf course designer. He has designed more than 200 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world.[1][2] In addition, Arthur Hills's firm, Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates, has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses including some of the country's most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships.


Education[edit]

Hills earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Agronomy) from Michigan State University in 1953 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.[3][4][5]

Career[edit]

Hill designed his first golf course in 1967: the course was Brandywine Country Club in Toledo Ohio.[5] Hill stated that his main goal when designing a golf course was to make it playable for everyone of every skill level.[4] Hill designed golf courses in Portugal (2001), Croatia (2012),[1] and Sweden.[6]

Arthur Hills currently serves as chief designer for Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates.[7] Much of the work that Arthur Hills does now is redesigning golf courses.[8]

Courses Designed[edit]

The following is a partial list of courses designed by Arthur Hills:[2]

Public golf courses designed by Arthur Hills[edit]

Arizona[edit]

  • Heritage Highlands Golf and Country Club Tucson Arizona New Private 18 1997
  • Palm Valley Golf Club Phoenix Arizona New Public 18 1993

San Ignacio Golf Club Green Valley Arizona New Public 18 1989

California[edit]

Colorado[edit]

  • Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club - Aurora, CO[9]

Delaware[edit]

Florida[edit]

Illinois[edit]

  • Stonewall Orchard Golf Club - Grayslake, IL [12]
  • Bolingbrook Golf Club - Bolingbrook, IL

Maryland[edit]

Michigan[edit]

  • Red Hawk Golf Club- East Tawas
  • 27-hole Bay Harbor Golf Club - Bay Harbor, MI
  • The Arthur Hills Course at the Boyne Highlands Resort - Harbor Springs, MI
  • Shepherd's Hollow - Clarkston, MI
  • Double JJ Resort - Rothbury, MI
  • The Legacy Golf Course - Ottawa Lake, MI [18]
  • Stonebridge Golf Club - Ann Arbor, MI [19]
  • HawksHead Links - South Haven, MI
  • Fieldstone Golf Club - Auburn Hills, MI
  • Glacier Club Golf Course - Washington, MI [20]
  • Fox Hills Golf Club - Plymouth, MI
  • Giant Oaks Golf Club - Temperance, MI (1969)[5]
  • Lakes of Taylor Golf Course - Taylor, MI
  • Mill Race Golf Club - Jonesville, MI
  • Lyon Oaks Golf Course - Wixom, MI
  • Oakhurst Golf & Country Club - Clarkston, MI

Minnesota[edit]

Nevada[edit]

Ohio[edit]

Detwiller Park Golf Course Toledo, OH https://www.toledocitygolf.com/

Ontario (Canada)[edit]

  • Silver Creek Golf Course - Garden River First Nation, ON [30]

South Carolina[edit]

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Virginia[edit]

Washington[edit]

  • Harbour Pointe Golf Club (Mulkiteo, WA)[11]

Wisconsin[edit]

Private courses designed by Arthur Hills[edit]

California[edit]

Florida[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Illinois[edit]

Kansas[edit]

Kentucky[edit]

Maryland[edit]

  • Manor Country Club - Rockville, MD
  • Woodmont Country Club- Rockville, MD

Michigan[edit]

  • Egypt Valley Country Club - Ada, MI [48]
  • The Moors Golf Club - Portage, MI

Tennessee[edit]

Texas[edit]

Ohio[edit]

  • Wetherington Country club - [West Chester, OH]
  • Inverness Club - Toledo, OH (refurbished) [52]
  • Kinsale Golf and Fitness Club (Signature Course) - Powell, OH
  • Belmont Country Club - Perrysburg, OH
  • Catawba Island Club - Port Clinton, OH
  • Brandywine Country Club - Maumee, OH [53]

Oklahoma[edit]

  • Rose Creek Golf Club - Edmond, OK

Virginia[edit]

  • Colonial Heritage Golf Club - Williamsburg, VA
  • Heritage Hunt Golf & Country Club - Gainesville, VA [54]
  • Trump National - Washington D.C. (The River Course) - Potomac Falls, VA [55]
  • Belle Haven Country Club - [Alexandria, VA]

Wisconsin[edit]

  • La Crosse Country Club - Onalaska, WI

Courses Hills designed outside of the USA[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Arthur Hills to Design Croatia Golf Course". worldpropertyjournal. World Property Journal. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Arthur Hills - golf course architect". World Golf. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Arthur Hills' Biographical Sketch". Michigan State University. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b c Springer, Scott. "Shaker Run Golf Course to get a tune-up courtesy of original designer Arthur Hills". Cincinnati. Cincinnati.com. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d "Arthur Hills". top100golfcourses. Top 100 Golf Courses Ltd. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  6. ^ a b "HILLS GOLF & SPORTS CLUB Mölndal". vastsverige. Molndal.se. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  7. ^ "Design Prinicpals". Hills & Forrest. Archived from the original on 19 December 2013. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  8. ^ Dudley, Sean. "Crooked Tree course reopens following Arthur Hills firm's redesign". golfcoursearchitecture. Golf Course Architecture. Retrieved 9 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club Aurora Colorado". www.heritageeaglebend.com. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  10. ^ "Golfers Mourn Wingpointe on Last Day of Operation". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 18 Dec 2015.
  11. ^ https://okigolf.com/Courses/HarbourPointe/Pages/course.aspx
  12. ^ "Building the dream We gather the world's finest arhitects". croatiandream. Croatian Dream. Retrieved 12 July 2019.

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