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Jerry Matthews

Natural Course Design, Inc.
East Lansing, MI

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Philosophy of Design

  • To allow nature and the existing contour of the land to suggest the placement of holes and the flow of the golf course.
  • To keep as much of the property untouched as possible. This reduces construction costs of earth moving and promotes a lower maintenance budget for years to come.
  • To be mindful that part of golf's treasure is visual. Beauty must be one of our greatest priorities.
  • To maintain a deep understanding that golf will always be more of an art than a science. Golf courses should be challenging and innovative, but they should also be forgiving and fair. Our goal is to provide a memorable experience on a course that is playable for all skill levels.