ASGCA Members and their work
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Dick Nugent is a nationally known golf course architect
who was inducted into the Illinois Golf Hall of Fame in the fall
of 1999. Mr. Nugent has over forty years experience in golf architecture
and construction management. He most recently completed (July 2000)
the Construction Management for Rancho del Lago Golf Course in
Nugent graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana,
Illinois, in 1958 with a degree in Landscape Architecture.
Mr. Nugent is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects;
he served as its president from 1981 to 1982. He is also a member of
the American Society of Landscape Architects and served on the Green
Section of the United States Golf Association.
Course Design Highlights
Outstanding Nugent-designed courses include the Kemper Lakes Golf Course
in Long Grove, Illinois. The course was the site of the 1989 PGA Championship,
the 1992 U.S. Women's Amateur Championship, and the 2001 U.S. Women's
Amateur Public Links Championship and has hosted the annual American
Senior Open, along with other tournament events.
prominent Nugent-designed courses include the Dunes Club in Empire,
Michigan and Koolau Golf Course in Kaneohe, Hawaii. Sports Illustrated picked
the Dunes Club as the "best nine-hole course in the country" and
Koolau Golf Course has received accolades from PGA Tour officials as
one of the most exciting new courses in the world.
Mr. Nugent was a speaker at the Public Golf Forum on "Landfills,
Mines and Quarries: Reclaiming Unwanted Land for Golf Development" and
submitted a paper and spoke at SWANA's 34th Annual International
Solid Waste Exposition on "Plan for the Phoenix"
featuring Widowhill Golf Course and Harborside International.