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 opening his own solo design firm, Tyler worked with noted Golf Architect and Golden Age restoration expert Ron Prichard for eight years, in the design office with Golf Architect Keith Foster for three years, as well as shaping and building new golf courses with Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw for an extended period of time. Tyler also ran and shaped multi-million dollar projects in the dirt for an International Golf Course Builder for four years, learning how courses “come to life in the field”. During that span, he built new courses and restored older golf courses for designers 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 and mini-excavator and hand rakes nearly all of his important features. 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.

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