John Fought, president of John Fought Design, has accumulated an impressive resume in the game of golf, both as a golf course architect and as a player. The 1977 U.S. Amateur Champion and two-time PGA TOUR winner, Fought has played tournament golf around the globe - from The Masters at Augusta to the links of Scotland for the British University Championships. When his illustrious playing career was cut short by injuries, he redirected his passion for the game into the art and science of golf course design.

Fought is currently involved with several architectural projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including complete renovation of the Country Club of Jackson, restoration of a Donald Ross course (Rosedale Golf Club), and a new resort course in the Dominican Republic. This fall, he will also be witnessing the debut of a much-anticipated new course in southern Utah named Sand Hollow Resort.

Fought, a native of Portland, Ore., began his design career working with noted architect Bob Cupp on award-winning courses Pumpkin Ridge (North Plains, Ore.), Big Sky (British Columbia, Canada), Crosswater (Sunriver, Ore.) and Rush Creek (Maple Grove, Minn.). His comprehensive education, in-the-field experience and deep understanding of classic design motifs and contemporary construction are assets to his design business and clients alike.

"John Fought has never quite broken into the pantheon of top name architects, but deserves a place next to the likes of Jim Engh, Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw and company," wrote Larry Olmsted in his USA Today blog (Aug. 18, 2008). “He has done a lot of great work on a lot of varied pieces of land."

With a vigorous work ethic and competitive spirit gleaned from years as a successful player, Fought stands poised to be a leader in the golf course design business for many years to come.

Fought and his wife, Mary, reside in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The couple has three children, Tiffany, John and Natalie, and two grandchildren, Blake and Mollie.