Arthur Hills, born 1930, is an American golf course designer and has designed more than 200 new golf courses, including private, resort, upscale, and public golf courses around the world. In addition, Arthur's golf architecture firm, Hills Forrest Smith, has renovated or modified more than 120 courses including some of the country's most renowned clubs - often in preparation for major USGA and PGA Championships.
Hills earned a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Agronomy) from Michigan State University in 1953 and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan. Hill designed his first golf course in 1967, Brandywine Country Club in Toledo Ohio. Arthur often stated that his main goal when designing a golf course was to make it playable for everyone, of every skill level.
After more than 50 years in the golf course architecture business, the name Arthur Hills is synonymous with designs that are beautiful, fun to play, and classic in their character and strategy. Although he is now semi-retired, Arthur still enjoys making promotional appearances and providing design input on projects managed by his long-time partners Steve Forrest (ASGCA) and Shawn Smith (ASGCA).
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