Rick Phelps

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  • Rick Phelps


    University of Colorado,
    Bachelor of Environmental Design, 1989
    Boulder, Colorado

    Professional Experience

    Phelps-Atkinson Golf Course Design
    Golf Course Architect-Manager, 2006-Present

    Richard M. Phelps, Ltd. – Golf Course Architects
    Golf Course Architect, 1989-2006

    Richard M. Phelps, Ltd. – Golf Course Architects
    Draftsman, 1987-1989

    RPF Landscape Company
    Principal/Field Supervisor/Designer, 1987-1988

    Hiwan Golf Club
    Golf Course Maintenance, 1986

    Professional Organizations

    American Society of Golf Course Architects
    Member, elected March 1999
    President, 2011-2012

    Licensed LANDSCAPE Architect in Colorado

    Rocky Mountain Golf Course Superintendents Association
    United States Golf Association

    Recent Representative Projects

    Country Club of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO, 2012-13,
    Complete golf course renovation

    Diablo Country Club, Diablo, CA, 2012
    Complete bunker renovation and two new greens

    Liberty Lake Golf Course, Spokane, Washington, 2010
    Complete remodel of 18-hole public golf course

    Antler Creek Golf Club , Falcon, Colorado, 2004
    New 18-hole public golf course

    Devil’s Thumb Golf Club, Delta Colorado, 2003
    New 18-hole public golf course

    The Broadlands Golf Club, Broomfield, Colorado, 1997-98
    New 18-hole daily fee course

    Denver Family Golf Center, Englewood, Colorado, 1997
    New 9-hole “Family length” course, par 31, in conjunction

    with existing driving range.

    Westwoods Golf Club, Arvada, Colorado, 1997
    New 9-hole addition to and existing 18-hole facility for the City of Arvada

    Pinnacle Peak Country Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1996
    Substantial remodel including 21 greens, irrigation, complete turf replacement, new bunkers, etc.

    Twelve Bridges Golf Club, Lincoln, California, 1994-95
    New 18-hole daily fee northeast of Sacramento, host of an LPGA event in 1996-1998.

    Kennedy Golf Course, Denver, Colorado, 1993
    New 9-hole addition to an existing 27-hole facility for the City of Denver.

    Also, numerous golf course remodel master plans including:
    Wellshire, Willis Case, Del Paso CC, Foothills, Lake Valley Golf Club, Pinehurst CC, Pinnacle Peak CC, Great Sand Dunes, Columbus Elks CC, Woodmoor CC, Patty Jewett, Valley-Hi.