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Forrest Richardson, Jeffrey A. Danner team up in rebranded golf course design firm

Golf course architect Forrest Richardson, who has dozens of design credit together with Baylands Golf Links in California and The Hideout in Utah, is taking over Jeffrey A. Danner as a design companion.

The former Forrest Richardson & Associates has been rebranded to Richardson | Danner Golf Course Architects, with places of work in Phoenix and northern California.

Danner beforehand labored for Greg Norman Golf Design, Lohmann Golf Designs and Golfplan.

“Our personalities, skill sets and approach to things really complement each other, which provides a huge value to clients,” Danner mentioned in a media launch asserting the partnership. “We offer a combination of rich and diverse experience.

Golf course designer Forrest Richardson

“Certainly, Forrest has seen just about everything, but I’ve seen a lot, too, in my 16 years in the business, especially with different cultures, climates and site conditions around the world. It gives a client the best bang for the buck when you have two people on the design team who can bounce ideas off each other. It’s a win-win to have that type of collaborative environment.”

Richardson, the president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects by means of October and the writer of 5 books on design, mentioned he has no plans to step away from his firm after 32 years.

“It’s a goal we’ve had for several years, to bring the right person aboard,” Richardson mentioned in the media launch. “There’s strength in having two golf course architects coming together to build upon a shared passion that golf must be fun, inclusive and sustainable.

Golf course designer Jeffrey A. Danner

“It’s especially effective when one golf course architect is older and has ‘seen it all,’ and when the other is experienced, but younger, with a fresh perspective. Jeff fits the bill perfectly. He’s a young guy, but he has already done so much. We see great promise with Jeff and his abilities to create a bigger and better offering for our clients and the world of golf.”

Richardson mentioned he hopes to proceed the firm’s emphasis on constructing programs with a watch on environmental consciousness, entry and inclusion, the discharge mentioned.

“I believe that golf needs to be more inclusive,” Danner mentioned. “I’ve always been excited to be working on public-access courses, probably because I grew up around public golf. Sustainable golf is more than environmental stewardship. Without inclusivity and golfer participation, golf isn’t a viable business. It all goes hand in hand.”


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