Hunter’s passion for Golf Course Architecture grew out of a love for the game itself. His grandfather was an assistant pro at The Pit Golf Links in Pinehurst, NC which prompted a childhood spent inundated with the game in one of the nation’s great golfing towns.
Hunter became enthralled with the greater design world while progressing through school. Stemming from a newfound love of architecture, golf course design became an outlet to fuse together two separate passions. The discovery progressed with a large amount of independent study, culminating in a senior project as a protégé of Richard Mandell Golf Architecture and enrollment in the Landscape Architecture program at Clemson University. Hunter excelled within this multi-faceted curriculum, graduating in 2014 with honors and a more well-rounded design foundation, including the disciplines of urban planning and site design. It was during this 4-year program that a relationship with BWD was formed as he interned for the company during the summer of 2013. He also availed of the study abroad opportunities at Clemson by spending a semester at University College Dublin, during which he had the opportunity to experience and study some of the greatest and most history-laden golf courses in the world.
Upon graduation, Hunter sought to widen his breadth of knowledge within golf course design. He spent 6 months learning the construction side of the industry with Medalist Golf before heading back to Ireland to work as a caddie at Portmarnock Golf Club. Following his first season at Portmarnock, Hunter returned to BWD as a Design Associate, where his cultured and multi-dimensional knowledge of the game continue to benefit the team.