Dan Maples is an American golf Architect born in Pinehurst, North Carolina in 1947 into a family whose roots in golf course construction reach back into the 19th Century. The Maples family, since Dan’s great-grandfather James; have been involved with golf either as professionals, superintendents, builders or architects.
At the age of six, Dan designed his first golf course and was handling earth moving equipment before he had his driver’s license. During summer vacations Dan worked for his father gaining valuable experience in golf course construction and maintenance.
“When you are building a golf course, you have to please three different groups of people; pros, superintendents and owners. Having experience as all three gives me an edge because I know what each is looking for.”–Dan Maples