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Heatwole Golf Design is your source for Renovation of Existing Golf Courses, Practice Facility & Short Game Area Design, Restoration & Historical Design, Landscape Design & Land Planning Consulting, New Course Design, Golf Course Landscaping Design. Conceptual Golf Course Development Land Planning, and Golf Course Expert Witness Reports and Court Testimony.

Initial Golf Course Assessment

Site review, identifying course problems and areas for improvement

Conceptual Design and Planning

Site analysis, identifying priorities, setting goals, preliminary plans

Master Planning

Phasing, budgeting, and presentation graphics

Design Development

Design plans and opinion of probable cost

Construction Drawings and Documents

Detailed plans, construction specifications and construction details

Bidding Consultation

Contractor pre-qualification, bid documents, pre-bid meeting, and bid review

Construction Observation

Site visits, design implementation review, and follow up site reports



Heatwole Golf Design was established in 2002 by American Society of Golf Course Architects member Dave Heatwole as an extension of his design experience after two and a half decades of designing courses for legendary golfer/designer Jack Nicklaus.


Dave now enjoys the opportunity to focus his design talents on the restoration and renovation of existing courses as well as to creating his own original designs. His vision is to keep the company small in order maintain a close working relationship with the golf course owner, the contractors and other project consultants. From the initial site assessment, through planning, design, and construction clients can be assured they will work with Dave during the entire process.


You can find Dave's domestic work in Pennsylvania, New York, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Missouri, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Connecticut. His work internationally in England, Scotland, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, India, and Indonesia.

Dave Heatwole
Good course design will challenge golfers of various skill levels while creating an enjoyable and memorable playing experience that inspires the golfer to return time and again. The strategy of the course should challenge the mind and stimulate the senses while remaining sensitive to the natural environment and true to the traditions of the game. 


Dave Heatwole 



Through his career Dave Heatwole has worked on a variety of golf courses including: Resort, Private, & Daily Fee courses. Whether it be Renovation, Restoration, Practice and Short Game Area, Master Planning or New Course design, Heatwole Golf Design has experience in all types and sizes of projects. 

His portfolio ranges from courses that have played host to professional golf tournaments to those designed for private membership as well as for the everyday golfer to enjoy. Dave’s domestic and international experience have brought him in contact with a wide range of projects and site conditions. 


Dave holds a Landscape Architecture degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He has decades of experience in both the construction and design of golf courses. He is a member and supports the following outstanding organizations: 



Contact Heatwole Golf Design for more information and to schedule a site visit.

(814) 867-0322

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