Holt Golf Design

Spencer Holt testing the bunker strategy during the recent renovation of hole 8 at Audubon Country Club, Louisville, Kentucky

Spencer Holt

Spencer Holt began his golf course design career in 1988 as a Senior Design Associate for Arthur Hills and Associates, a golf course architectural firm renown for its environmental sensitivity and expertise in resort and residential golf developments.  While at Hills and Associates, Spencer provided master planning, design and construction management for over 20 new golf course projects and countless renovations throughout the United States.

A Native of Kentucky, Spencer started his own golf course design firm in Louisville in 1997 with a personal mission to provide golf course design with dedication to quality, creativity and environmental integrity.  As a result, Holt Golf Design has been retained by numerous golf clubs over the last 16 years to provide golf design services. Most notably, Spencer was hired by The University of Louisville to design an 18-hole championship golf course called “The University of Louisville Golf Club” which has hosted numerous collegiate and State Championships.

With now over 27 years of exclusive golf course design experience, Spencer Holt has developed successful projects across the United States and most recently in China as well.


American Society of Landscape Architects
Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from University of Kentucky, 1988
Registered Landscape Architect, Kentucky 1997