Jon Garner has over 30 years of experience in the golf industry. Jon started his career at Hurdzan Design in 1989 as a Design Associate. From 1990 to 2011 Jon worked for Nicklaus Design as both a Design Coordinator and Senior Design Associate. Since January of 2012, Jon now operates his own design firm, Jon Garner Golf Design.

Working on golf course design has provided Jon with the opportunity to live and experience the unique culture in Asia for 5 years. Jon has also lived in various places of the United States and currently is traveling extensively throughout Mexico and the Western United States.

Jon earned a B.S. from Weber State College in 1984 and later attended Utah State University where he acquired a Master of Landscape Architecture in 1989.

Having worked on the Dalhousie Golf Club located in Cape Girardeau, Missouri this course was ranked in the #1 position by Golf Digest for the State of Missouri. Dalhousie also won 8th Best New Private by the Digest in 2002.

Bear Trace at Ross Creek located in Clifton, Tennessee also earned Jon accolades for the number 1 Public Course in the State of Tennessee by Golfweek.

Jon's project The Bridges at Black Canyon in Montrose, Colorado was recently named GOLF Magazine’s Top 10 New Courses You Can Play list 2005.

Recently, another of Jon’s projects, La Loma Golf Club in San Luis Potosi, Mexico won best new private in Mexico by Golf Digest for 2008. And in 2009 The Jaguar Golf Club in Merida Mexico won best new private from Golf Digest, making it two in a row.

Also in 2008, The Idaho Club was named in the Top 10 Best New Private Courses. And in 2009, the Red Ledges Golf Club in Heber City Utah won best new private by Golf Magazine.

Jon has worked on remodel and renovation projects for many top Nicklaus Courses, including Desert Highlands in Scottsdale Arizona; The Challenge at Manele Bay on the Island of Lanai, Hawaii; Bear Creek in Murrieta California; and Kauai Lagoons on the island of Kauai.


Projects with Nicklaus

1990Leo Palace ResortAgana, Guam
1992Chang An Country ClubTaipei, Taiwan
1993Chung Shan Hot SpringsChina
1993Miramar Country ClubLinkou, Taiwan
1994Ruby Hill Golf ClubPleasanton, California
1995SouthshoreHenderson, Nevada
1996Reflection BayHenderson, Nevada
1997Spring Creek RanchCollierville, Tennessee
2000Outlaw Desert MountainScottsdale, Arizona

Projects with Nicklaus

1998Chickasaw State ParkHenderson, Tennessee
1999Ross Creek LandingClifton, Tennessee
2000Bear CreekChandler, Arizona
2000Bear Creek Golf Club*Murrieta, California
2000Desert Highlands*Scottsdale, Arizona
2002DalhousieCape Girardeau, Missouri
2001Superstition Mountain*Apache Junction, Arizona
2002Tres MariasMorelia, Mexico
2003BridgesMontrose, Colorado
2003The RetreatCorona, California
2003Mountain FallsPahrump, Nevada
2003Toscana SouthIndian Wells, California
2004Toscana NorthIndian Wells, California
2004AusturianoCuaulta, Mexico
2004EscenaPalm Springs, California
2004La LomaSan Luis Potosi, Mexico
2004Paradise RanchGrants Pass, Oregon
2005Kauai Lagoons*Lihue, Hawaii
2005Hideout LakeTelluride, Colorado
2005Ogden Country Club*Ogden, Utah
2005Ute Lake RanchLogan, New Mexico
2005Bear Creek Burrus RidgeNashville, Tennessee
2005Idaho ClubSandpoint, Idaho
2005Challenge at Manele*Lanai, Hawaii
2006Colina TintaHurricane, Utah
2006El JaguarMerida, Mexico
2006Mount HollyBeaver, Utah
2006Red LedgesHeber City, Utah
2006BosquerealMexico City, Mexico
2007Grand VistaSurprise, Arizona
2007Bear Creek Golf Club*Murrieta, California
2007Aliso Viejo*Aliso Viejo, California
2008MayazamaTulum, Mexico
2008Desert Highlands*Scottsdale, Arizona
2008Veracruz IntraVeracruz, Mexico
2008ZacatecasZacatecas, Mexico
2008Wild SpringsKingman, Arizona
2009Top of the Rock*Ridgedale, Missouri
2010American LakesTacoma, Washington
2010St. Charles Country ClubWinnipeg, Canada
2011WujiangWujiang, China
2011QidongShanghai, China
2011WudangGuiyang, China
2014Lake Malaren NorthShanghai, China
2014Daya BayShenzhen, China
2014Pine Valley GBBeijing, China
2015Toscana NorthPalm Springs, CA
2015Red Ledges Golf ParkHerb City, Utah

Jon Garner Golf Design Projects

2012Quivira**Los Cabos, Mexico
2012Idaho Falls CC*Idaho Falls, Idaho
2012Tijuana Country Club*Tijuana, Mexico
2013Meadowlark Country ClubGreat Falls, Montana
2013Dorado Country ClubTucson, Arizona
2015Alto Lakes*Ruidoso, New Mexico
2015Infinity RanchLewisburg, WV
*Denotes renovation or remodel design work. **Denotes consultant.