ASGCA Members and their work
Golf Management, Inc.
Pinehurst , NC
born in Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1947 into a family whose roots
in golf course construction reach back to the 19th Century. The Maples
family, since Dan's great-grandfather, James, has been involved with
golf either as professionals, superintendents, builders or architects.
age of six, Dan designed his first golf course and was handling earth-moving
equipment before he had his driver's license. During summer vacations
Dan worked for his father, Ellis, gaining valuable experience in
golf course construction and maintenance.
receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the
University of Georgia in 1972, he worked as a club pro for two years.
In 1974 Dan joined the firm of his father as a full partner. Together,
the team of Ellis and Dan Maples helped create 17 superb courses
including Grandfather Mountain in Linville, NC, and the Country Club
of North Carolina Dogwood Course in Pinehurst.
forming Dan Maples Design, Inc. in 1984, Dan has gone on to become
one of the most successful golf course designers in America. His
impressive list of courses includes many of America's finest. Dan
is a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.
you are building a golf course, you have to please three different
groups of people; pros, superintendents and owners. Having experience
as all three gives me an edge because I know what each is looking