Ted Robinson (golf course architect)
|Born||May 17, 1923
Long Beach, California
|Died||March 2, 2008
Laguna Beach, California
|Cause of death||Pancreatic cancer|
|Alma mater||University of California
University of Southern California,
|Children||1 son, 2 daughters|
|Practice||Golf Course Architect|
|Projects||Sahalee Country Club, Sammamish, Washington|
Born in Long Beach, California, Robinson was an undergraduate at the University of California in Berkeley, and received a master's degree in planning from the University of Southern California in 1948. He established his golf course architecture practice in 1954, and continued working there for over fifty years. Robinson joined the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) in 1973, served as president from 1983 to 1984, and ascended to ASGCA Fellow in 1995.
Robinson designed over 160 golf courses in his career, mostly in the western United States (including Hawaii), Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Indonesia. He was one of the first golf course architects to promote the use of water as a significant hazard, incorporating waterfalls and other large green-side water features in his designs. This work led to his nickname of "King of Waterscapes."
Selected courses designed
- Experience at Koele -Lanai, Hawaii (1990)
- Lakewood Country Club - Oiso Machi, Japan (1970, 1973)
- Old Ranch Country Club - Seal Beach, California (1967)
- Pinx Country Club - Cheju Island, Korea
- Robinson Ranch - Santa Clarita, California (with son Ted Jr.)
- Sahalee Country Club - Sammamish, Washington (1969), hosted the PGA Championship in 1998
- Tijeras Creek Golf Club - Rancho Santa Margarita, California (1990)
- Tustin Ranch Golf Club - Tustin, California (1989)
- Bonk, Thomas (March 8, 2008). "Ted Robinson (1923-2008): Prolific golf course designer". Los Angeles Times. Obituaries. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- "Theodore (Ted) G. Robinson, leading golf course architect, dies". World Golf. March 7, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- "'Great man,' designer of Las Vegas golf courses, Ted Robinson, passes on". golf Las Vegas Now. March 17, 2008. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- "Ted Robinson, Jr.". Robinson Golf. biography. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
- AGSCA – Past President Ted Robinson dies at 84
- American Society of Golf Course Architects page about Ted Robinson