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Customized Professional Services


Signature golf course designs

With almost 50 years in the golf course design business, including global experience in 34 countries, 35 USA states and over 150 golf courses as Senior Design Associate with Nicklaus Design, Tom Pearson has earned the respect and recognition of his profession. Developers and PGA Tour professionals recognize the superiority of Tom Pearson signature designs. One needs only to play and compare to understand the difference. Very few in the profession have set out from their pre-teen years to become one of the best in the business, a vision and career path followed for over 40 years. Tom Pearson designs, whether they be signature courses, co-designs, or renovations, display a tradition of quality and integrity, blending talent and experience to produce excellence.


Pearson Golf Design prides itself in the ability to work closely with other professional golf course designers to provide a unique product. Tom Pearson has worked with PGA Tour professionals Jack Nicklaus, Lanny Wadkins, Ian Baker-Finch and Johnny Miller. Developers, as well as golf professionals recognize the value of Tom Pearson design techniques, and welcome the opportunity to collaborate in creating truly unique designs. In addition, Tom's association with several sports management companies allows us to co-design with the golf professional of your choice.


Design services for golf course renovation projects


Tom Pearson has been involved with renovation projects throughout America, including such "monuments of golf" as Pebble Beach, Firestone’s South Course, Valhalla and Muirfield Village. He is recognized for his ability to apply contemporary techniques and design standards, while preserving the traditional design concept of a previously successful course. Other courses may find new life in alterations specifically designed to speed play, enhance adjacent property for development, or just improve the golfer’s overall experience, leading to increased rounds.


Consulting services for developers, communities, and lenders/investors


With over 40 years experience in golf course development, land planning, design, and implementation, Tom Pearson is well qualified to attest to the viability of a proposed design. Tom’s credentials, as Senior Design Associate at Nicklaus Design, and his election to the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, bring global experience to an overall project review. John Pearson, PGD’s vice president with over forty years in commercial banking, State and local economic development, and business consultation through Michigan State University, and The University of Michigan Business School, adds an understanding of the client’s total business objectives to each project analysis. Pearson Golf Design maintains relationships with professionals throughout the golf development industry, including construction, management, course maintenance, and marketing, that can be offered as additional, or coordinated resources. A service team can be tailored to the needs of the client.


Other services available that complement Tom Pearson golf designs


With special relationships throughout the golf industry, Pearson Golf Design is able to refer clients to other reputable professionals in the golf industry for non-design project support. The assistance these companies provide may range from technical consulting or club management services, to marketing services, separate from Pearson’s base design offerings. Developers of Tom Pearson designs are eligible to apply for club management and planning services from  highly recognized organizations, bringing a global identity and expertise to their golf course development.



Master Plan Development


In addition to offering golf course design services, Tom Pearson is an experienced land planner developing master plans for golf course communities.  The importance of having a good master plan cannot be emphasized enough.  The two main components, housing and the golf course, need to work together to create the best harmony for the residents and golfers of the development.

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