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 owning his own company and gradually taking over noted Donald Ross restoration expert Ron Prichard’s company, Tyler worked for two years in the design office for Golf Architect Keith Foster and later out in the field 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, Art Hills, Tom Fazio, John Fought and past Augusta National Superintendent Billy Fuller.
Ron Prichard has mentored Tyler for the past seven years and the backbone of their relationship is based on their similar design philosophies, appreciation for antiquity and history, and noted high attention to detail when in the office and out in the field. Tyler continues to work on projects under Ron’s direction while also taking on work on his own. Ron has shaped Tyler’s design career markedly and following in the footsteps of his mentor, his emphasis continues to be Donald Ross and other Golden Age Architects’ restoration work.
In Tyler’s spare time, he enjoys walking Golf Courses he hasn’t seen to view their architectural merit and property. To date he has walked over 2,500 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.
University of Kentucky: Bachelors of Science; Landscape Architecture
2009 – Present:
Tyler Rae Design, LLC: Golf Architect & Shaper
2012 – Present:
Ron Prichard Golf Architect, Inc: Design Associate & Shaper
2009 – 2012:
International Golf Builder: Lead Project Manager & Shaper
2008 – 2009:
Coore & Crenshaw, Inc: Shaper & Foreman
2007 – 2009:
Keith Foster Golf Architect, Inc: Design Assistant
1998 – 2006:
Wilmington Country Club
Fieldstone Golf Club
DuPont Country Club
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