Randy Heckenkemper – Course Architec
“StoneRidge is one of the most beautiful and challenging designs I have ever created. This golf course is a desert/mountain course hybrid, with picturesque desert views and dramatic elevation changes. But a lot of times on mountain golf courses, the shots are too difficult, which makes a course lose its appeal. That’s why we were careful to examine the layout of each hole on this course and make adjustments that would help StoneRidge be more player-friendly, while still offering challenge and beauty. It’s a very solid course and one I’m very excited to complete.”
Randall J. Heckenkemper began his career in golf course architecture in the 1980s and has since designed and remodeled more than 40 golf courses across the United States. Born in 1958 in Tulsa, Oklahoma and a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in landscape design, Mr. Heckenkemper began his career working under Poe and Associates Planning, Inc. as the senior land planner of Jack Nicklaus and Associates, a joint venture between Poe and Nicklaus.
In 1983, recognizing an opportunity for expansion, Mr. Heckenkemper joined the partnership of Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish, coordinating the design and construction of several nationally recognized golf courses. After having gained experience in zoning, master and site planning, and golf course design and construction, he ventured out on his own in 1985 and started Heckenkemper Golf Course Design.
Many of his courses have received honors for the quality of their design. Forest Ridge Golf Club in Oklahoma and Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club in Arkansas were honored by Golf Digest as the number four and number 10 courses in their respective states.
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