November 4, 1958|
Peoria, Illinois, U.S.
October 25, 1999 (aged 40)|
near Mina, South Dakota U.S.
|Occupation||Golf course designer|
Bruce Borland (November 4, 1958 – October 25, 1999) was an American golf course designer who worked for Jack Nicklaus. He died in the 1999 South Dakota Learjet crash on October 25, 1999 while traveling with golf Hall of Famer Payne Stewart.
Early life and education
Bruce Borland was raised in the Peoria, Illinois, area. He took a fascination with golf at an early age, building and maintaining a putting green in his parents' backyard, tending to it meticulously. Borland went on to graduate from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, with a degree in Landscape Architecture.
After graduation, he moved to the Chicago area and began designing golf courses for several firms.
In 1989, Borland opened his own design firm, ProDesign, just a year later he was offered a design position with Jack Nicklaus at Golden Bear International. Borland worked on many of the famous Jack Nicklaus "Signature" golf courses, as well as other stateside and Indonesian courses.
In 1999, Borland was killed in a Learjet 35 with Payne Stewart while flying from Orlando, Florida, to Dallas, Texas before the Tour Championship. He died of hypoxia, a lack of oxygen, before the plane crashed.
Bruce left behind his wife, Kate Borland, and children Daniel, Thomas, Benjamin and Elizabeth.
Over his career, Borland designed or worked on several golf courses. They include:
|Name of course||Location||Year opened||Other designers|
|Colleton River Plantation||Hilton Head, SC||1992||Jack Nicklaus|
|Colleton River Plantation Par 3||Hilton Head, SC||1992||N/A|
|Glenmoor Country Club||Canton, OH||1992||Jack Nicklaus|
|Golden Bear Golf Club at Indigo Run||Hilton Head, SC||1993||N/A|
|Barrington Golf Club||Aurora, OH||1994||Jack Nicklaus|
|The Golf Club at Indigo Run||Hilton Head, SC||1995||Jack Nicklaus II|
|Borneo Golf & Country Club||Bogawan, Sabah, Malaysia||1995||Jack Nicklaus|
|Emeralda Golf & Country Club||Cimanggis, Bogor, Indonesia||1995||Jack Nicklaus|
|Tamarin Santana Golf Club||Batam Island, Indonesia||1995||Jack Nicklaus|
|Bukit Darmo G. C.||Surabaya, Indonesia||1995||Jack Nicklaus II|
|Bearpath Golf & Country Club||Eden Prairie, MN||1996||Jack Nicklaus|
|Bukit Barisan Country Club||Medan, Indonesia||1996||Jack Nicklaus|
|The Legends Golf & CC Resort||Kula, Johor, Maylasia||1997||Jack Nicklaus|
|Stonewolf Golf Club||Fairview Heights, IL||1997||Jack Nicklaus|
|Bintan Lagoon Resort & Golf Club||Bintan Island, Indonesia||1997||Jack Nicklaus|
|Jerudong Golf Club||Brunei||1998||Jack Nicklaus|
|Golden Bear Club at Keene's Pointe||Orlando, FL||1999||Jack Nicklaus|
|Roaring Fork Club||Basalt, CO||1999||Jack Nicklaus|
|Ocean Hammock Golf Club||Palm Coast, FL||2000||Jack Nicklaus|
|The Club at Porto Cima||Lake of the Ozarks||2000||Jack Nicklaus|
|King & Bear||St. Augustine, FL||2000||Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus|
|Winghaven Country Club||St. Charles, MO||2000||Steve Nicklaus|
|Breckenridge Golf Club||Breckenridge, CO||2001||Jack Nicklaus|
|The Bear Trace at Ross Creek Landing||Clifton, TN||2001||Jack Nicklaus|
|Coyote Creek Golf Club||Peoria, IL||2001||N/A|
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