Bartell Design—Partners in Golf Course Design, Development & Land Planning, is guided by founder Brad Bartell. First established in 1996 on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Bartell Design expanded to Arizona in the year 2000. Bartell Design, LLC answers the call for combining creative playability and aesthetic appeal with cost-conscious golf course design and construction. Bartell takes projects from initial concept through design and construction, all the way to the ribbon cutting on opening day. The goal of Bartell Design is to create exceptional, playable golf courses with solid revenue-generating potential.
Having built a successful career as a golf course architect, Bartell has worked on over forty new golf course designs and over fifty golf course redesigns across the world. Blending a passion for the game with environmentally aware design, results in aesthetically beautiful golf courses that bring the thinking process back into the game.
Bartell is a past PGA Tour player, and while spanning his
25-plus year career as a golf course architect, he has collaborated individually with PGA Tour professionals Fuzzy Zoeller, Gary Player, Hale Irwin, John Daly and Dan Pohl, resulting in numerous successful design relationships and outstanding golf facilities. Bartell has also worked with such notable golf course architects as Clyde Johnston, Jerry Matthews and Dick Nugent.
Bartell Design also provides land planning and landscape architecture services. With a skilled understanding of the delicate balance between golf course design and other land uses, Bartell has built a successful record of combining design with land planning on the majority of his projects. Under BD’s own management, full project development, fund raising, permitting and all aspects of construction are also available.
President, Bartell Design, L.L.C.
UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA Athens, Georgia
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture Degree, 1987
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY East Lansing, Michigan
Bachelor of Science Degree-Psychology, 1985
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY Big Rapids, Michigan
Professional Golf Management
NATIONAL GOLF FOUNDATION—Sponsor Member
UNITED STATES GOLF ASSOCIATION—Associate Member
AMERICAN SOCIETY OF LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS—Full Member
CLARB CERTIFIED—Since 2004
ARIZONA—Registered Landscape Architect since 1999
FLORIDA—Registered Landscape Architect since 2008
GEORGIA—Registered Landscape Architect since 2009
SOUTH CAROLINA—Registered Landscape Architect since 1990
VIRGINIA—Registered Landscape Architect since 2015
HALE IRWIN GOLF DESIGN—Scottsdale, Arizona
PROJECT ARCHITECT—Designer and construction manager on projects throughout the United States
December 1997 to April 2000
CLYDE JOHNSTON DESIGNS, INC.—Hilton Head Island, South Carolin
SENIOR PROJECT ARCHITECT—Designer and construction manager on projects throughout
the United States
April 1989 to April 1994 and June 1995 to April 1997
GARY PLAYER DESIGN COMPANY—Johannesburg, South Africa
DESIGN ASSOCIATE—Director of golf course design/European division
April 1994 to January 1995
DICK NUGENT ASSOCIATES—Long Grove, Illinois
PROJECT ARCHITECT—Designer and construction manager for projects throughout the United States
December 1987 to April 1989