John S. Sanford Jr. ASGCA


“Architect John Sanford coaxed a classic parkland layout from gently rolling terrain, and while there are bells and whistles…the course’s strength lies in the variety of its Par 4s and the standout quartet of Par 3s…gallop over here before it goes private sometime down the road.”

Golf Magazine


On the job and always on course.

John Sanford is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects – Executive Committee and has over two decades of experience in Golf Course design, having completed over 70 new designs and renovations in his career.

John is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelor degree in Landscape Architecture. After five years in landscape architecture John landed his first golf course design in 1986. The experience has allowed him to integrate golf courses into the surrounding land uses while maintaining the natural character of the site. John’s early design influence came from playing courses by Dick Wilson, Jack Nicklaus and Pete Dye.

John has traveled the globe working in Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and throughout the United States. Designing courses on sites with diverse opportunities and constraints has given Sanford the experience and perspective that is unique to few architects.