About

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 as well as working out in the field physically shaping new golf courses 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 and Bruce Hepner, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Rees Jones, Tom Fazio, John Fought and past Augusta National Superintendent Billy Fuller.

Over the last 14 years, Tyler has methodically built an impressive client list and now carries a workload that employs three staff members: Design Associate and Construction Forman, Jim Ryan; Master Plan & Drafting Associate, Tyler Luft; and past U.S. State Department Arborist, Barry Emens. Tyler’s emphasis continues to be hands-on detail work in the field as he personally shapes most of his work with a bulldozer, mini-excavator and hand rakes a lot of his features and greens. He spends an incredible amount of time on each project, running daily budgeting and prides himself on high quality work, excellent communication and working daily to ensure each project comes in on time and on budget – which is rare in the golf industry. He continues to focus on Ross, Flynn, Raynor, Tillinghast and other Golden Age Architects’ restoration and renovation work. While expanding, he continues to honor and work on select projects alongside his past mentor Ron Prichard and his longtime clients.

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 98 out of the Top 100 Courses in the World and 100 of the Top 100 Courses in the US. He has visited over 2,000 Golf Courses in places such as 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.

Education                                                                                      
University of Kentucky: Bachelors of Science; Landscape Architecture

Employment                                                                                  
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

Honors                                                                                          
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