Phil Smith

“Just as the game of golf itself exposes a player’s character, golf course architecture unveils the ultimate challenge between the balance of man and nature.  Properly designed, each hole should blend seamlessly within its surroundings and provide a unique strategic challenge, while appearing as though it has always been an integral part of the landscape.”

– Phil Smith, Golf Course Architect




Design Services

Phil offers a full range of services for domestic and international projects including:

  • New Golf Courses
  • Par 3 Courses
  • Practice Facilities
  • Renovations and Restorations
  • Landscape Architecture and Planning


Phil Smith Original Design Projects 

  • Turkey Creek, McPherson, KS
  • Estates at Mauna Kea, (3 Hole Par 3) Kona, HI
  • The Club at Flying Horse North, Colorado Springs, CO
Here’s a sneak peek of Phil’s new design at The Club at Flying Horse North


Golf Courses Designed With Tom Weiskopf

Renovations with Tom Weiskopf

  • The Ocean Club, Paradise Island, Bahamas
  • Cabo del Sol Desert Course, Cabo San Lucas, MX
  • Vista Vallarta (Weiskopf), Puerto Vallarta, MX
  • Silverleaf, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Seven Canyons, Sedona, AZ
  • Hualalai (Weiskopf), Kona, HI
  • The Yellowstone Club, Big Sky, MT
  • The Falls at Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV
  • Snake River Sporting Club, Jackson, WY
  • TPC Craig Ranch, McKinney, TX
  • The Club at Flying Horse, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Adam’s Mountain Country Club, Eagle, CO
  • Spanish Peaks Golf Club, Big Sky, MT
  • Black Bull, Bozeman, MT
  • Rock Creek, Coeur d’ Alene, ID
  • KuKui’ula, Kauai, HI
  • Castiglion del Bosco, Tuscany, Italy
  • The Dunes at Shenzhou  Peninsula (West Course), Hainan Island, China
  • The Dunes at Shenzhou Peninsula (East Course), Hainan Island China
  • Puerto Cancun, Cancun, Mexico
  • Langtry Farms, Middletown, CA


Golf Courses Designed With Jack Nicklaus 

Designs with Jack Nicklaus

  • Desert Mountain Apache, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Desert Mountain Chiricahua, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Legends West at Diablo Grande, (Co-design with Gene Sarazen) Patterson, CA
  • Superstition Mountain Prospector, (Co-design with Jack and Gary Nicklaus) Superstition Mtn., AZ
  • Superstition Mountain Lost Gold, (Co-design with Jack and Jack II Nicklaus) Superstition Mtn., AZ
  • The Golf Club at Estrella, (With Jack Nicklaus II) Goodyear, AZ