ASGCA Members and their work
Course Design, Inc.
Matthews, President of Jerry Matthews Natural Course Design, is a
graduate of Michigan State University with Bachelor of Science degrees
in Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning and a Masters Degree
in Urban Planning. In 1959, Jerry joined his father, W. Bruce Matthews,
Sr., to form the golf course architecture firm of W. Bruce Matthews & Son,
which would later evolve into the current firm of Jerry Matthews
Natural Course Design. Over the past forty-three years, Jerry has
designed or been involved with the design of over 100 new golf courses
and 200 remodeling projects on private clubs, public daily fee and
municipal golf courses. Many of Jerry's courses have received national
recognition in recent years, including the Lakes Course at Michaywe
in Gaylord, Michigan; Timber Ridge in East Lansing, Michigan; Elk
Ridge Golf Course in Atlanta, Michigan; St. Ives Golf Club in Stanwood,
Michigan; and Timberstone Golf Club in Iron Mountain, Michigan--all
honored by Golf Digest as being among the top five new public courses
designed in the United States.
to being Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects,
Jerry is a registered landscape architect in Michigan, a member of
the National Golf Course Owners Association, Michigan Golf Course
Owners Association, USGA Northern Michigan Turf Managers Association,
Western Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association and the
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation. Jerry's experience in the golf course
industry is not limited to his design endeavors; he is also an investor/owner
of serveral golf courses including The Majestic in Hartland, Michigan
and Grand Haven Golf Club in Grand Haven, Michigan.
has authored various articles on the topic of golf course design
and remodeling and has been a guest speaker at the request of numerous
organizations, including but not limited to the American Consulting,
Engineers Council, MI, Inc.; Golf Association of Michigan; Golf Course
Superintendents Assocation of America; Golf Course Builders Association;
Irrigation Consultants Association; Michigan Association of Real
Estate Appraisers; Michigan Parks and Recreation Association; and
the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation.
with his continued involvement in the field of golf course design,
Jerry currently serves as a vistiting instructor at Michigan State
University, teaching a class on Golf Course Design and Construction
Techniques in the Turfgrass Management Program.