Profiles

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Brian Curley

Principal

Raised in Pebble Beach, California, Brian played, caddied and worked at area courses developing an appreciation of the game and its architecture. Upon graduating in 1982 from the Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo School of Architecture, he began his career with Landmark Golf Company as a Land Planner, and eventually focused entirely on golf course design and construction. During a brief departure from Landmark, Brian gained experience working for Northern California-based Golf Architect, Ron Fream, for two years on an extensive list of International projects. He regrouped with Landmark in 1988 working with Lee Schmidt until Lee's 1991 departure to work for Nicklaus Design. Brian headed the Landmark Golf Company Design Office until his 1997 buy-out. Brian is a Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, with over 30 years of design experience.

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Lee Schmidt

Principal

A native of Carmel, Indiana, Lee graduated in 1970 from Purdue University. He worked for Pete Dye for seven years as a Design Associate on projects such as Kingsmill Country Club and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic. Lee served as Vice President of Landmark Land Company for twelve years heading the Design and Construction Division while prominent jobs such as PGA West, La Quinta Hotel & Resort and Mission Hills were built. Additionally, Lee spent seven years as Senior Design Associate for Nicklaus Design gaining extensive International experience. He was recognized in 2004 by Purdue University as a Distinguished Alumni in the school of Agriculture. Lee is a Member and Past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects with over 35 years of experience as Superintendent, Architect and Builder.