J D Hart Golf Design

J D Hart Golf Design - Experience In THREE Key Sectors

Course Design

Construction Expertise

Club Operations

Why Owners and Management Choose Us




Welcome to J D Hart Golf Design

Our mission is to design, construct, and provide consulting services to build aesthetically pleasing and efficient operating golf courses by overseeing the overall process. We design and execute plans that captivate the natural beauty and true philosophy of golf. We pride ourselves in providing superior workmanship, excellent customer service, and a commitment to detail.


  • We value our clientele's unique needs while bringing a wide range of experience and creativity to project designs and renovations.
  • We utilize experienced and professional staff members to understand and respond to each of our clients needs efficiently.
  • Our objective is to create a natural environment in which players come together to practice, play and be immersed in a true golf experience.


Our lifetime of golf practical knowledge in our three core areas, provides our clients direct expertise and insights into creating the idea golf facility and experience for both ardent and beginning golfers.

JD Hart - Experience Where It Counts

Green Grass - Golf’s #1 Asset


  • Built USGA spec greens and California style, pure sand based greens.
  • Establishment and maintenance of both cool season grasses for greens, tees, fairways and roughs. Plus warm season grasses for quality greens and other key play areas. Hands-on experience with Ultra-dwarfs, Dwarf Bermuda and Zoysia grass.
  • Created and supervised chemical selection, application schedules and proper use of application equipment. In charge of turf fertility selections and on-course applications. Designed safety protocols and legal parameters regarding chemical use and OSHA requirements.
  • Directed Golf Course mowing and maintenance schedules for equipment. This included reel mowers, bed knife grinding equipment, Engine overhaul and key repairs. Created programs for selection and purchase of new and used equipment.


Golf Course Presentation and Perception Experience


  • Golf course design and construction to include use of related medium and heavy construction equipment as required.
  • Pond design, construction and maintenance to include the related pump and irrigation equipment.
  • Landscape design and construction for both residential and commercial applications to include clubhouse and course public areas and access.
  • Land clearing with heavy equipment.


Management Experience - The Course Is A Business


  • The Golf Course business management of all divisions and departments as the General Manager.
  • Directed green grass maintenance personal as the Superintendent/Owner.
  • Oversee the food service management from supply, to product deliver and all personnel.
  • Golf car fleet lease/purchase, and maintenance.

  • Junior Golf - Program head instructor.

  • Golf instructor for adults & juveniles.


JD Hart’s experience was developed from actual hands-on management work at the following types of facilities - An 18 hole new municipal golf course, an 18 hole private men's only golf club which hosted a televised PGA Tour event and an all-inclusive self-owned, self-designed and constructed private golf retreat for personal and business golf events.


Not just another consultant - JD Hart is a Real World Actual Golf Industry Professional.


Client Testimonial

"We were so very pleased with J. D. Hart's design efforts at Hickory Ridge. Having played the Gary Nicklaus golf design - Dalhousie, at Cape Girardeau. MO, the week before, we could readily see J D's design was very Nicklaus like. We very much appreciate the leadership away from "contrived" golf course designs."


J.C. Riley - Avid Player, Hickory Ridge Golf Club

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