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Karl Litten is a world renowned golf course architect who is continuing to turn out spectacular golf courses worldwide.  Perhaps best known for his work in The Middle East,  Karl has recently teamed up again with Jeffrey Myers,  to form Litten Myers Golf Course Architects.  Karl originally hired Jeffrey over twenty eight years ago and now their talents are reunited.  Karl has no peer in the golf course design business for blending great golf courses with successful land planning. 

Karl Litten could be the best-kept secret in the business of designing golf courses. Except in south Florida, that is, where his name is on 8 courses for one developer.   He doesn't advertise much, relying mostly on previous contacts.  As a result, 50% of his work is repeat business.

Litten tries to resist traits, trends and labels.  Like many of his peers,  Litten would prefer that when a golfer completes a round he still would not recognize whose course it was.

Indeed, the only label from which Litten does not shy away from is "developer's architect." And it's one that's appropriate in south Florida where most of Litten's work has been with courses being built to market real estate.

That's the case at Wycliffe Country Club west of Lake Worth, the third and newest site of the Oldsmobile LPGA Classic,  February 1-4.  Litten designed Stonebridge Country Club west of Boca Raton, the Oldsmobile Classic site for the past four years. Litten also designed Boca Grove Plantation in Boca Raton, calling it his first prestige job and Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach, site of a Senior Tour event in 1983 - 1986.

We have a simple philosophy: that golf course harmony without the need to compromise either one for the other.

Litten is well known in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he has designed three projects for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Defense Minister of the U.A.E. Litten's reputation extends to Japan, as well, where he designed the $100 million 18 hole Aoki Golf Club at Hyogo with golfing legend lsao Aoki, and where Litten has already finished Bato Country Club, Green Academy, and Tanegashima Golf Club. Australia, England and the British West Indies are other areas that enjoy his designs.

Overall,  Litten has been involved with more than 110 golf courses, 50 of which he worked on while with Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin from 1967 to 1979. He began to establish his own reputation in the 1980's and today he operates out of Asheville, North Carolina.

After studying Architecture at Ohio University, Karl moved to Florida in 1957.  He worked as a surveyor for a civil engineering firm in Miami for 10 years, becoming involved in land planning, drainage, and irrigation.  It is this civil engineering background that enhances Litten's golf courses and makes him a "developer's architect."

International

 


The Creek Golf Club
Dubai, UAE
18 holes and 3 hole practice facility


Emirates Golf Club
Dubai, UAE
27 holes

Nadd Al Sheba Race Track & Golf Club
Dubai, UAE
9 holes

Bat0 Country Club
Kitakata, Japan
18 holes

Green Academy
Shirakawa, Japan
18 holes

Aoki Goff Club
Hyogo, Japan
18 holes



Tanegashima Country Club
Tanegashima, Japan
18 holes


Capricorn International Golf Club
Yeppoon, Queensland, Australia
18 holes

The Warwickshire
Leek Wootton, England
36 holes 9 holes, executive

Cookridge Golf Club
Leeds. England
18 holes

Provo Golf Club
Providenciales
Turks & Caicos, BWI
18 holes

Jolly Harbour
Antigua, BWI
18 holes, executive

Dreamland Country Club
Cairo, Egypt
27 holes

Riffa Golf Club
Awall, Bahrain
18 holes

Stella Di Mare
Ain Soukhhna. (Red Sea) Egypt
18 holes

The Links at Divi Village
Aruba, Netherland-Antilles
9 holes

United States

Whitecliffs on Cape Cod Bay
Plymouth, MA
18 holes, executive

Huron Shores Golf Club
Eastern Michigan University
Ypsilanti, MI
18 holes

Sleepy Hollow Country Club
Dallas, TX
36 holes (remodel)

Piney Woods Country Club
Nacogdoches. TX
9 holes (addition)

Cape May Country Club
Cape May, NJ
18 holes

 

Pacific Golf Club
San Clemente. CA
27 holes

Reflection Ridge Country Club
Wichita, KS
18 holes

Whitmoor Country Club
St. Louis, MO
36 holes

Broadmoor Golf Club
Fletcher, NC
18 holes

Hickory Sticks Golf Club
Hickoy. NC
18 holes

Florida

Boca Grove Plantation
Boca Raton
18 holes

The Polo Club
Boca Raton
36 holes

Stonebridge Golf & Country Club
Boca Raton
18 holes

Boca Woods Country Club
Boca Raton
18 holes

Boca Delray Country Club
Delray Beach
18 holes,  executive

Gleneagles Country Club
Delray Reach
36 holes

Belle Glade Municipal Golf Course
Belle Glade
9 holes

Westchester Golf & Country Club
Boynton Beach
27 holes
18 holes, par 3

Spanish Lakes Place
Ft. Pierce
9 holes. par 3

P.G.A. The Estate Course
Lake Park
18 holes

Alaqua Country Club
Orlando
18 holes

Cheval Country Club
Tampa
18 holes

 

Overoaks
Kissimmee
18 holes

Beverly Hills Golf Club
Beverly hills
18 holes

The Landings
Wellington
18 holes. executive

Wycliffe Golf & Country Club
Lake Worth
36 holes

Polo Trace
Delray Beach
18 holes

Spanish Lakes
Vero Beach
18 holes, par 3

Biltmore Golf Club
Coral Gables
18 holes (remodel)
Litten/Caruso J.V.

Oakwood Golf Club
Lake Wales
18 holes

Summerglen
Ocala
27 holes

Palm-Aire Country Club
Palms Course (remodel)
Pompano Beach
18 holes

Heathbrook
Ocala
18 holes

Tournaments

SENIOR PGA TOUR
Held at Boca Grove Plantation, Boca Raton, FL


1983 Boca Grove Seniors Classic Winner - Arnold Palmer
1981 Quadel Seniors Classic Winner - Arnold Palmer
1985 Quadel Seniors Classic Winner - Gary Player

Held at Gleneagles Country Club, Delray Beach. FL
1986 Shearson-Lehman Bros. Seniors Classic Winner - Bruce Crampton


LPGA TOUR
Held at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club. Roca Raton. Fl.

1986 Mazda Classic Winner - Val Skinner
1987 Mazda Classic Winner - Kathy Postlewait
1988 Mazda Classic Winner - Nancy Lopez
1989 Mazda Classic Winner - Dottie Mochrie

Held at Wycliffe Golf & Country Club, Lake Worth, FL

1990 Oldsmobile Classic Winner - Pat Bradley
1991 Oldsmobile Classic Winner - Meg Mallon
1992 Oldsmobile Classic Winner - Colleen Walker

PGA EUROPEAN TOUR
Held at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1989 Karl Litten Desert Classic Winner - Mark James
1990 Desert Classic Winner - Eamonn Darcy
1992 Desert Classic Winner - Seve Ballesteros
1993 Desert Classic Winner • Wayne Wenner
1994 Desert Classic Winner - Ernie Els
1995 Desert Classic Winner - Fred Couples
1996 Desert Classic Winner - Cohn Montgomerie
1997 Desert Classic Winner - Ian Woosnam
1998 Desert Classic Winner - Jose M. Olazabal

WOMAN'S EUROPEAN TOUR
Held at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai. United Arab Emirates

1991 Mobil Ladies Challenge Winner - Alison Nicholas
1992 Mobil Ladies Challenge Winner - Dale Reid

HOGAN TOUR
Held at Reflection Ridge Golf Club, Wichita. Kansas

1990 Reflection Ridge Open Winner - Toni Lehman
1991 Reflection Ridge Open Winner - Eric Hoos
1992 Reflection Ridge Open Winner - Jeff Woodland
1993 Nike Open Winner - Dave Duval
1994 Nike Open Winner - Dennis Postwaite
1995 Nike Open Winner - David Toms
1996 Nike Open Winner - Rick Cramer
19o7 Nike Open Winner - Chris Smith

THE EMIRATES EAST vs. WEST CHALLENGE I988
Held at Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

West Winner • Howard Clark & Sam Torrance (England)
East Winner • Rodger Davis & Graham Marsh (Australia)

 

 


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