Who was Larry Packard?

Larry Packard was an American golf course architect who designed or renovated over 600 golf courses throughout his career.

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Larry was born on August 13, 1912, in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He passed away on January 29, 2014, at the age of 101.

He began his career in golf course design in the 1940s.

Larry was one of the first golf course architects to vocally address environmental concerns. He was an early advocate for using effluent for course irrigation.

His legacy in golf course design continues to influence the game today, and his courses are enjoyed by golfers of all skill levels around the world.

Some of the notable golf courses that he designed or renovated include:

  • TPC at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Sand Ridge Golf Club, Chardon, Ohio
  • Indian Hills Country Club, Northport, Alabama
  • Blackwolf Run Golf Club, Kohler, Wisconsin
  • Whistling Straits Golf Club, Sheboygan, Wisconsin
  • Olympia Fields Country Club, Olympia Fields, Illinois
  • Pleasant Valley Country Club, Sutton, Massachusetts
  • Ridgeway Country Club, Memphis, Tennessee
  • Copperhead Course at the Innisbrook Golf Resort