Tyler Rae, a University of Kentucky graduate of Landscape Architecture, has been immersed in the Game of Golf and its playing fields since a very young age. Prior to becoming a solo Golf Architect and owning his own company, Tyler worked with noted Donald Ross restoration expert Ron Prichard for eight years, in the design office for Golf Architect Keith Foster for two-plus years and also out in the field shaping with Coore & Crenshaw. He also ran and shaped multi-million dollar projects for an International Golf Course Builder for four years, learning how courses “come to life in the field”. During that time, he worked on golf course projects for Architects such as Tom Doak, Bruce Hepner, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, John Fought and past Augusta National Superintendent Billy Fuller.

Over the last 11 years, Tyler has methodically built an impressive client list of his own and now carries a workload that employs three staff members. While expanding, he will continue to honor and work on select projects alongside his past mentor Ron Prichard and his longtime clients. Tyler’s emphasis continues to be on Ross, Flynn, Raynor, Tillinghast and other Golden Age Architects’ restoration and renovation work.

In Tyler’s spare time, he enjoys walking and playing Golf Courses he hasn’t seen to view their architectural merit and varied properties. To date, he has played 96 out of the Top 100 Courses in the World and 98 out of the Top 100 Courses in the US. He has visited over 2,000 Golf Courses in places such as the United States, Canada, British Isles, Continental Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania and keeps a documented drawing and photo library of them in his Office. These travels have greatly expanded Tyler’s knowledge-base and he’s continually learning from each and every golf course he steps foot on.

University of Kentucky: Bachelors of Science; Landscape Architecture

2009 – Present:
Tyler Rae Design, LLC; Golf Architect

2012 – 2019:
Ron Prichard Golf Architect, Inc; Golf Architect & Shaper

2009 – 2012:
International Golf Course Builder; Project Manager & Shaper

2008 – 2009:
Coore & Crenshaw, Inc; Foreman & Shaper

2007 – 2009:
Keith Foster Golf Architect, Inc; Design Assistant

2003 – 2006:
Wilmington Country Club; Wilmington, DE

2000 – 2003:
Fieldstone Golf Club; Greenville, DE

1998 – 2000:
DuPont Country Club; Wilmington, DE

University of Kentucky Scholarship [All Years]
Walter J. Travis Memorial Scholarship
Dana Reed Memorial Golf Scholarship
Wilmington Country Club Scholarship
Sigma Phi Epsilon Vice President