The Architect

The Architect

Randy Heckenkemper began his career in golf course architecture in the 1980s and has since designed and remodeled more than 40 golf courses across the United States.

Born in 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape design, Mr. Heckenkemper began his career working under Poe and Associates Planning, Inc. as the senior land planner of Jack Nicklaus and Associates, a joint venture between Poe and Nicklaus.

In 1983, recognizing an opportunity for expansion, Mr. Heckenkemper joined the partnership of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, coordinating the design and construction of several nationally recognized golf courses. After having gained experience in zoning, master and site planning, and golf course design and construction, he ventured out on his own in 1985 and started Heckenkemper Golf Course Design.