An industry leader in environmental golf-course design, Jason Straka blends his formal education, rigorous professional training and considerable design experience to produce a tradition of excellence. Having been trained in the many facets of golf-course design, and with extensive design experience, he has shaped his specialty: integrating a golf course both functionally and aesthetically with its surrounding environment.
Straka’s environmental design philosophy is confirmed by the diversity and success of the projects with which he has been involved, not to mention their high public regard. These projects include: Erin Hills Golf Course (Erin, Wis.), host to the 2011 U.S. Amateur Championship and the 2017 U.S. Open; Little Mountain Country Club (Concord, Ohio), historically one of only 17 ‘Five Star’ public golf courses in the U.S. as rated by Golf Digest Magazine readers; The Georgian Bay Club (Collingwood, Ontario, Canada), home of the former Wayne Gretzky Pro-Am Classic as part of the PGA Tour’s Nationwide Tour and Top 50 in Canada by SCOREGolf Magazine
Straka is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), serving on its Board of Governors and as the chairperson of the ASGCA Education Committee. He is a member of the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA). In 2010, Golf Magazine rated Straka as one of the most influential people in golf under 40 years of age.
1. Did you always envision yourself designing championship golf courses?
2. How’s your golf game?
3. What technology is involved in course design?
4. Environmentally friendly courses. Can you elaborate.
6. Any thoughts in designing golf courses on video games?
7. What are some of you favorite courses?
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