ASGCA Members and their work
Rainville has been a practicing golf course architect since 1961,
maintaining an office in Tustin, California. He joined the American
Society of Golf Course Architects in 1983 and as of 2004 is credited
with more than 50 completed golf courses in the western United States
and Asia, a large number of his courses being in Southern California.
In addition, David has redesigned and remodeled numerous existing
has served on the Board of Directors for the ASGCA and is a member
of the USGA and the So.Ca. Turfgrass Council. He holds a Class A
General Engineering Contractors License in the State of California.
his career early by learning the principles of the profession in
the in summers between school years on many of the courses designed
and constructed by his father, Harry Rainville. These early experiences
gave David a practical understanding of golf course construction,
the importance of well-drawn plans, and a vision of the transformation
from paper to reality.
David's design experience is his position of managing general partner
of a 36-hole golf complex for over 30 years. His working understanding
of the operational and maintenance aspects of golf, including staffing,
finance, budgeting and tournaments, goes into each of his course
while in partnership with professional golfer Billy Casper, completely
remodeled Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego, a major PGA tournament
site, and has created a number of designs or remodels that have been
used for regional tournaments as well as qualifying courses for national