Schmidt-Curley Design – one of the world’s most active and innovative golf course design firms – has been ranked Asia-Pacific’s “Best Golf Course Architect” for the second consecutive year by Asian Golf Monthly.
Co-founded by Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley in 1997, Schmidt-Curley has designed more than 80 courses across the Asia-Pacific region. This was the sixth straight year it finished top three in the “Best Architect” category.
“Thank you to Asian Golf Monthly’s readers for recognizing our passion and talent for golf course design,” says Brian Curley. “We’ve assembled the best team in the business and could not have achieved this feat without their unwavering dedication to tirelessly serving all our client-partners.”
The firm’s work at Mission Hills Haikou, Siam Country Club and Chiang Mai Highlands also garnered praise.
Ten-course Mission Hills Haikou– entirely master planned and designed by Schmidt-Curley – ascended to the top of the “Best Golf Resort in Asia-Pacific” category. Its Blackstone Course, host of the 2011 World Cup of Golf, collected “Best Course in China” (second straight year) and “Best Championship Course in Asia-Pacific” accolades. The Shadow Dunes Course was first runner-up for “Best New Course in Asia-Pacific.”
The Plantation Course at Siam Country Club in Pattaya, Thailand was named the “Best Maintained Course in Asia-Pacific.” Chiang Mai Highlands, in the country’s Himalayan foothills, topped the “Best Value for the Money” rankings.
Adds Lee Schmidt: “We’ve been intimately involved with the Asian golf industry for nearly two decades. Our record of consistent design achievement, master planning expertise and client satisfaction is unmatched. We’re excited to continue to lead the way as the region’s influence over global golf grows.”
Founded in 1997 by partners Lee Schmidt and Brian Curley, Schmidt-Curley Design Curley has designed more than 150 layouts in 25 countries.
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