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“Great courses possess natural beauty, strategic hazards, and variety—not only in the overall design, but also in the ways to play each hole.” -John Harbottle, ASGCA


“The rolling links layout has not only been nationally recognized for its playability, but has also received major awards for Harbottle’s achievements in preserving natural resources, wildlife habitat and overall scenic beauty.”


Our goal is to create natural looking golf courses with a links touch; timeless classics that fit the terrain as if they have always existed. The indigenous character of the links courses makes them not only appear a natural part of the landscape, but also allows them to function as a sustainable part of the ecosystem. Our approach has garnered national environmental acclaim, including the coveted Audubon International Signature Status Award at Stevinson Ranch, the fourth Audubon Signature course in the country.

“There’s a big difference between a guy who is passionate about being on site and working in the dirt and making it happen, and a guy who is just cranking out drawings. John has that passion.” George Kelley (Co-Designer and Developer at Stevinson Ranch)

In addition, we have successfully designed new and remodeled projects on a variety of environmentally sensitive sites from rare wildlife habitats and former landfills to natural lava fields. Our proven methods consistently encourage cooperation and teamwork
among all parties involved to achieve unique and
creative solutions to environmental challenges.



ArrowCreek “Challenge”, Reno, NV
BanBury Golf Club, Eagle, ID
Cinnabar Hills Golf Course, San Jose, CA
Dairy Creek Golf Course, San Luis Obispo, CA
Hawks Landing Golf Club, Madison, WI
Palouse Ridge Golf Course, Pullman, WA
Resort Course at Genoa Lakes, Genoa, NV
Ridgecrest Golf Course, Nampa, ID
Schaffer's Mill Club, Truckee, CA
Stevinson Ranch “Savannah”, Stevinson, CA
Sunbrook “Black Lava”, St. George, UT
The Golf Club at Genoa Lakes, Genoa, NV
The Izatys Golf & Yacht Club “Black Brook Course”, Onamia, MN
The Izatys Golf & Yacht Club “Sanctuary at Izatys”, Onamia, MN
The Olympic Course at Gold Mountain, Bremerton, WA


Big Canyon Country Club, Newport Beach, CA
Blue Lakes Country Club, Twin Falls, ID
Brentwood Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Broadmoor Golf Club, Seattle, WA
Brookside Golf Course, Pasadena, CA
Canterwood Golf and Country Club, Gig Harbor, WA
Castlewood Country Club, Pleasanton, CA
Del Rio Country Club, Modesto, CA
El Caballero Country Club, Tarzana, CA
Eugene Country Club, Eugene, OR
Fircrest Golf Club, Tacoma, WA
Hacienda Golf Club, La Habra Heights, CA
Hillcrest Country Club, Boise, ID
Hillcrest Country Club, Los Angeles, CA
Hirao Country Club, Nagoya, Japan



“John Harbottle III has made a specialty of renovating golf courses in Southern California, preserving their heritage while building layouts for the 21st century.”


We are classicists. We undertake each and every remodeling project with the utmost care and respect for the history of the course and the intent of the original designers. Serious consideration is given to the question of renovation versus restoration. There is much to be preserved on “Golden Age” courses and we feel it important to honor their past when making improvements for play and maintenance. We never try to place our signature on the design, but rather enhance its best design features and meld with the character that already exists. To our credit are completed restorations of Top One-Hundred classics such as The Los Angeles Country Club and Stanford Golf Club.

“A lot of designers want to get in there and put their fingerprint on it. John isn’t like that.” Don Chelemedos (Course Manager and Director of Golf at the Stanford Golf Club)

Alternatively, some sites can be greatly improved with complete redesign. A case in point is the Tony Lema Course at Monarch Bay, where we were fortunate to have the opportunity to transform an unremarkable municipal course into a breathtaking seaside links.

We also act as the Architect of Record to assist clubs with Master Planning and implementation of golf course improvements.


Inglewood Country Club, Bothel, WA
Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway, WA
Lake Tahoe Golf Course, South Lake Tahoe, CA
Manito Country Club, Spokane, WA
Marin Country Club, Novato, CA
Meridian Valley Country Club, Kent, WA
Monarch Bay, San Leandro, CA
Napa Valley Country Club, Napa, CA
Orinda Country Club, Orinda, CA
Oswego Lake Country Club, Lake Oswego, OR
Overlake Golf and Country Club, Medina, WA
Park Meadows Country Club, Park City, UT
Portland Golf Club, Portland, OR
Royal Oaks Country Club, Vancouver, WA
San Diego Country Club, San Diego, CA
San Gabriel Country Club, San Gabriel, CA
San Joaquin Country Club, Fresno, CA
San Jose Country Club, San Jose, CA
Saticoy Country Club, Somis, CA
Spokane Country Club, Spokane, WA
Stanford Golf Club, Stanford, CA
Stockton Country Club, Stockton, CA
Tacoma Country and Golf Club, Tacoma, WA
Tamarisk Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA
The Country Club at Salt Lake, Salt Lake City, UT
The Los Angeles Country Club “North Course",
Los Angeles, CA
The Resort at The Mountain, Welches, OR
Thunderbird Country Club, Rancho Mirage, CA
Tubac Golf Resort, Tucson, AZ
Virginia Country Club, Long Beach, CA
Visalia Country Club, Visalia, CA
Waverley Country Club, Portland, OR
White Horse, Kingston, WA

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