John Sanford has 20 years of experience in golf course design, completing more than 60 new design and renovation projects in his career. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a Bachelors degree in Landscape Architecture. He spent five years practicing landscape architecture before landing his first golf course design in 1986.
John has traveled the globe working in Asia, the Caribbean, the Middle East and throughout the United States. Designing courses on sites with diverse opportunities and constraints has given him experience and perspective that is unique to few architects. John's most recently has broken ground on a new golf course in Egypt located on the Mediterranean Sea coast in northern Egypt. The course is Sanford's sixth design in Egypt.
Sanford's most local work can be experienced close to home in the dramatic landfill transformation that is Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy, Mass., a 27 hole links-style layout. Completed in 2006 after more than six years of construction, the multimillion-dollar project needed 900,000 truckloads of dirt from Boston's "Big Dig" project to fill 450 acres of old quarries and two former landfills.