Ron Cutlip, Golf Course Architect

An R. Stuart Cutlip golf course is designed with the human spirit in mind.  When the player finishes a round I want them to feel like they have "conquered something."  Let's face it, this is a recreational market, so the courses need to look tough but play easy from the proper tees-yet still provide a test to the player who desires challenge.

A good design creates an escape from a person's normal day-the golfer needs to be presented with both the game and the dramatic beauty of nature during the round.

Long-term, the golfer should feel good about their golfing experience and come back again and again whether they're a professional or a weekend warrior.


Cutlip Golf Design is a full service golf course architectural firm providing clients with land planning, design and construction documents.  Formed in 1990, Cutlip Golf Design has worked on new projects and course renovation both nationally and internationally.

Ron's responsibilities at Cutlip Golf Design focus on course design, construction and development.  Ron is a frequent speaker at the Golf Inc. Development Conferences and at the Met GCSA .  His work has been featured on CNN , as well as in the USGA Journal and Sports Illustrated .  (Ron also consulted on the lobby for Sports Illustrated's "Golf Plus", the new 50th Street location at Rockefeller Center in New York.)

Prior to the formation of Cutlip Golf Design, Ron worked as a senior designer in land planning and golf course architecture for Miller, Wihry and Lee in their Louisville, Nashville and the Washington DC offices.

Ron received his Master's Degree from Columbia University in Real Estate Development and his bachelor's degree from West Virginia University in Landscape Architecture .


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