Michael Hurdzan

Walden Ponds course designer, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, has his name attached to over 400 courses across 5 continents. Most notably, he was one of the three course designers for the host course of the 2017 US Open, Erin Hills. While each course designed by Dr. Hurdzan is unlike the next, Walden Ponds Golf Club is full of Dr. Hurdzan signatures, such as large greens and deep bunkers.

” Dr. Hurdzan was the the fifth person in golf to achieve the non-playing ‘Grand Slam’ as recipient of the highest honor from our industry’s ‘Big 3’: the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, the American Society of Golf Course Architects and the Golf Course Builders Association of America. Today, there are now seven on that list: Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Byron Nelson, Robert Trent Jones, Sr., Rees Jones, Pete Dye and Dr. Hurdzan.”