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Mike Young's path to course design began with studying the works of early and modern-day masters across America and Europe. Later, while working in the turf equipment industry, he was exposed to hundreds of different layout styles and learned everything about environmentally effective design and construction literally from the ground up.

Mike Young’s resume includes over 40 courses, as well as restoration and renovation projects.

Through a full-service design firm in Athens, Georgia, Young Rymer Designs brings extensive knowledge of golf course architecture, as well as sincere environmental sensitivity to every project.

To see how they approach the creation of these sanctuaries, click on Design Philosophy. To review some of the work in our portfolio, click on Courses Completed. To check out some of our courses that are in the development stages, click on Courses in Progress.

"For architect Mike Young, a veteran of the Georgia golf scene and also busy in Central America, this could be his much-deserved breakthrough course. Long Shadow combines two styles, with a front nine through wooded riverfront land and a back nine that is discernibly more open and heathlands in style, with a bolder, more scattered approach to bunkering. Unity in the composition comes by virtue of the rough-hewn fescues and native grasses that frame the holes. "