Billy Fuller Golf Design


     

Billy is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.  He is a member of the Georgia Golf Course Superintendent Association Hall of Fame.  He ask been asked to join The Board of Governors in the ASGCA.  He has also been a member of GCSAA since 1972 and is a contributor to GCSAA’s Golf Course Management magazine and a frequent speaker at local, regional, and national turf industry gatherings and student programs.


Billy’s career began at a series of courses in the southeast of the United States where he served as Golf Course Superintendent and/or Director of Golf Course Maintenance Operations.  These courses, Seabrook Island Golf Club, Wildewood Country Club,  Palmetto Dunes Golf Club  and Kiawah Island Resort  gave him a working knowledge of the golf business and in depth experience in new construction, course renovations, and grow-in as each course underwent either new construction or extensive renovations.


He moved from Kiawah to become Golf Course Superintendent at Augusta National Golf Club, where he oversaw all operations for five Masters tournaments and was responsible for many innovations including the conversion of the greens from Bermudagrass to the faster more competitive Bentgrass was completed.  


Having developed such extensive experience in the construction and grow-in phases of golf development, Billy turned his focus to design and development firm.  He left Augusta National, in good standing, to consult full time with golf course designers on post-construction programs as related to design and construction.   Not long after, he joined Cupp Design as the Senior Agronomist and Design Associate.  At Cupp, Billy participated in the design, construction and launch of over 100 new courses including Liberty National and Pumpkin Ridge.


In 2004, Billy opened the golf course design company that bears his name.  Billy Fuller Golf Design quickly became known as a company that can blend the vision and mastery of Golden Era course designers with the new demands made on the golf course industry by the changing nature of the game.


Billy has successfully completed over a dozen renovations and one new course construction.  Vasari Country Club earned a Four- Star Plus Rolling Out the Green Carpet certification from the National Women's Golf Alliance.  The King and Prince Golf Club was voted the number one public access course in Georgia.  Papago Golf Course in Phoenix, Arizona was deemed ready for a US Open by Sports Illustrated, and hosted an LPGA event.