Description of event
Jeffrey Danner (BLA Illinois 2005), PLA, is President and Chief Design Officer of Danner Design Golf Course Architecture (DDGCA), a firm committed to universally inclusive, sustainable, and resilient golf course design.
Headquartered in Mountain View, California, DDGCA creates strategically engaging and visually captivating courses for players of all abilities and skill levels. Central to DDGCA’s design philosophy is a deep awareness of environmental impact and sensitivity. By assessing and working within each site’s carrying capacity, the firm makes intelligent use of existing natural features and resources to catalyze sustainable and resilient outcomes. Of particular interest to DDGCA is the symbiotic interplay between interactive landscapes and the principles of environmental psychology.
Danner’s consistent passion for advancing golf and promoting inclusivity has driven his professional journey. After completing the BLA program at Illinois, he earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Golf Course Architecture from the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA). Before founding DDGCA in 2023, he practiced with Richardson|Danner Golf Course Architects and Greg Norman Golf Course Design, and he held roles at Golfplan and Lohmann Golf Designs. His design perspective has been enriched through work in over 35 countries and a vast range of environmental, social, and economic settings. Danner has published widely about golf course design, including in Landscape Architecture Magazine. He is also dedicated to mentoring aspiring Golf Course Architects and contributes to the Education Committee of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) and the EIGCA’s Sustainability Committee.
In this presentation, Danner will describe in detail a short course in the greater Chicago area designed for inclusivity, ADA accessibility, and a more approachable golf experience for beginners. The project was realized with generous support from the Wadsworth Golf Charities Foundation and Links across America.