Arthur Hills

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Arthur Hills
Born 1930
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Michigan, BS (1953)
University of Toledo, Business Admin. (1957-58)
Michigan State University, BLA (1961)
Occupation Architect
Projects Bonita Bay (Naples, FL), The Golf Club of Georgia (Alpharetta, GA), Bighorn Golf Club (Palm Desert, CA), The Champions (Lexington, KY), Wolfdancer Golf Club (Lost Pines, TX)

Arthur Hills is an American golf course designer. He has designed more than 180 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world.[1] In addition, Arthur Hills's firm, Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates, has been requested to renovate or modify more than 120 courses including some of the countries most renowned clubs often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships.

Arthur Hills currently serves as chief designer for Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates.[2]


Hills achieved a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan.[3]

Courses Designed

The following is a (partial) list of courses designed by Arthur Hills:[4]


  • Arizona
    • Heritage Highlands Golf and Country Club Tucson Arizona New Private 18 1997
    • Palm Valley Golf Club Phoenix Arizona New Public 18 1993
    • San Ignacio Golf Club Green Valley Arizona New Public 18 1989
  • California
  • Colorado
    • Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club - Aurora, CO[5]
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
    • Blue Mash Golf Club - Olney, MD [13]
    • River Downs Golf Club - Finksburg, MD [14]
    • The Links at Lighthouse Sound - Bishopville, MD [15]
    • Maryland National Golf Club - Middletown, MD [16]
    • Waverly Woods Golf Club - Marriottsville, MD [17]
  • Michigan
    • Red Hawk Golf Club- East Tawas
    • 27-hole Bay Harbor Golf Club - Bay Harbor, Michigan
    • The Arthur Hills Course at the Boyne Highlands Resort - Harbor Springs, MI
    • Shepherd's Hollow - Clarkston, MI
    • Double JJ Resort - Rothbury, Michigan
    • The Legacy Golf Course - Ottawa Lake, MI [18]
    • Stonebridge Golf Club - Ann Arbor, MI [19]
    • HawksHead Links - South Haven, MI
    • Fieldstone Golf Club - Auburn Hills, MI
    • Glacier Club Golf Course - Washington, MI [20]
    • Fox Hills Golf Club - Plymouth, MI
    • Giant Oaks Golf Club - Temperance, MI
    • Lakes of Taylor Golf Course - Taylor, MI
    • Mill Race Golf Club - Jonesville, MI
    • Lyon Oaks Golf Course - Wixom, MI
    • Oakhurst Golf & Country Club - Clarkston, MI
  • Minnesota
  • Ohio
  • Ontario (Canada)
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
    • Heritage Ranch Golf and Country Club (Fairview, TX) (
    • Wolfdancer Golf Club - Lost Pines, TX [31]
  • Utah
  • Washington
    • Harbour Pointe Golf Club (Mulkiteo, WA)[7]
  • Wisconsin



Outside the USA


  1. ^ "Arthur Hills - golf course architect". World Golf. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  2. ^ "Design Prinicpals". Hills & Forrest. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  3. ^ "Arthur Hills' Biographical Sketch". Michigan State University. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Arthur Hills - golf course architect". World Golf. Retrieved 11 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Heritage Eagle Bend Golf Club Aurora Colorado". Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  6. ^ "Golfers Mourn Wingpointe on Last Day of Operation". Salt Lake Tribune. Retrieved 18 Dec 2015.
  7. ^

External links

  • ASGCA Architect's Gallery - Arthur Hills entry
  • Official Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates website
  • American Society of Golf Course Architects profile
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