Inspired by Tradition

The works of Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, Donald Ross and Geo C. Thomas are still the gold standards of golf course architecture, almost 100 years after they were built. Today’s leading design and build crews use bulldozers, excavators, rakes and everything in-between to create modern courses that embrace the style and shot values of the classic era.

ARTISAN GOLF DESIGN is proud to be the only design / build firm with the language proficiency to work in Japan without translators and middlemen. Lead designer and shaper Benjamin Warren was raised in Scotland, has studied classic golf courses worldwide, and was trained by premier firms from the United States.


ARTISAN GOLF DESIGN’s golden ratio. 
Golf architecture that endures is:

  • Fun for the 99%
  • Challenging for the 1%
  • Inspiring for 100%