The Design Team

The Nicklaus Design Team

Nicklaus Design takes pride in its team of world-class executives and designers.

Every team member has trained under Jack Nicklaus, some for as many as three decades. The design business is managed by industry leader, Paul Stringer, a 35-year veteran in the golf business, directing a team of specialists in agronomy and landscape architecture. With representation in over 14 countries—including the United States, Mexico, China, Korea, Vietnam, Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa—Nicklaus Design counts its executives and designers as its strongest asset.

Design Team Executives

Jack Nicklaus

Jack Nicklaus

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Jack Nicklaus II

President

Jack Nicklaus II

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President, Asia Pacific

Paul Stringer

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Ray Ball

Vice President

Ray Ball

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Bobby Root

Director of Design Production

Bobby Root

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Tommy Hearden

Business Development Associate

Tommy Hearden

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Nicklaus Designers

In order to best serve our clients, Nicklaus Design features an extensive roster of talented designers across the world. Acting as the lead designer on each Nicklaus Design project, their aim is to ensure the Nicklaus philosophy, vision and high standards are implemented and maintained in every design. Their expertise and leadership create the world’s finest golf courses—all of which carry the most respected brand in the industry.

To date, 20 Nicklaus Designers have earned membership into the esteemed American Society of Golf Course Architects. The team at Nicklaus Design is incomparable, providing course designs and services worthy of the Nicklaus name.

Nicklaus Designers

Dirk Bouts

Senior Designer

Dirk Bouts

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Chris Cochran

Senior Designer

Chris Cochran

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Chad Goez

Designer

Chad Goetz

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Sean Quinn

Designer

Sean Quinn

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David Savic

Designer

David Savic

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Jim Wagner

Senior Designer

Jim Wagner

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