Matching Beauty with Playability

"Chris has a pretty good chance of becoming one of the

 best architects who ever chose this wretched profession. 

He knows how to do his work.  He has the requisite experience." 

 Arthur Hills, Golf Course Architect

C.W. Golf Architecture was founded by veteran course designer Chris Wilczynski,
ASGCA, and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Chris formed C.W. Golf Architecture in 2010, after two productive,
decades at Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates.  During                      his tenure there, as lead architect and partner, he was responsible for a host of                    original designs and renovations that garnered national design plaudits:
  • Red Hawk Golf Club in East Tawas, Michigan, a fixture on multiple Top 100            public course rankings since its debut in 1998
  • Black Gold Golf Club in Yorba Linda, California, named GOLF Magazine's            Top New Courses You Can Play for 2001
  • Wolfdancer Golf Club at the Hyatt Lost Pine Resort, Austin, Texas, named              among the Top 100 Resort Courses in America by Golfweek magazine
  • Westhaven Golf Club in Franklin, Tennessee, named by GOLF Magazine               among the "Best New Private Courses" for 2009

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:                                                        

Chris was a partner and design associate with Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest and Associates for nearly 20 years.  He teamed with Arthur Hills to complete approximately 20 golf course design projects ranging from upscale public, private and resort courses to residential golf communities and golf renovation projects. 
Chris' professional background and experience allow him to provide golf course architectural design  and consulting to the entire golf industry.

  • Michigan State University - Bachelor of Landscape Architecture - 1994
  • ASGCA (American Society of Golf Course Architects)
  • ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects)
  • USGA (United States Golf Association)
  • MiGCSA (Michigan Golf Course Supt. Association)
  • MTF (Michigan Turfgrass Foundation)
  • MSU Alumni Association - Life Member

While it is nice to be recognized, no one can live in the past.  We'd all love to be              designing new golf courses, but the market isn't there right now.  Renovation
and Master Planning are two areas that really help clubs with their bottom lines,
while providing unified design themes that make the course more strategic,
more aesthetically pleasing, and most important, giving golfers of all skill levels
pure enjoyment.

We believe in always pushing the design envelope and working hand-in-hand
with each client to deliver superior designs that bring out the natural beauty of the land. 

Contact us today and let's discuss your needs.