John Fought

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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 architecture projects throughout the United States and the Caribbean, including the complete renovation of Black Butte Ranch - Glaze Meadow, Black Butte Ranch, Oregon, a Masterplan and Cost Analysis at Orinda Country Club, Orinda, California, and the phased restoration of a Donald Ross course (Rosedale Golf Club, Toronto, Canada), and a new resort course in the Dominican Republic.

Fought, a native of Portland, Ore., began his design career working with noted architect Bob Cupp on award-winning courses, 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.

"Fought wasn't one of those tour players steered by an agent into design projects just for the money. He was a rare one, a player who developed a genuine passion for architecture and converted that passion into a successful second career."

                                                                                        — Ron Whitten, writer, Golf World magazine

Fought and his wife, Mary, reside in Paradise Valley, Ariz. The couple has three children, Tiffany, John and Natalie, and five grandchildren, Blake, Mollie, Elsa, Aiden and the newest addition Haileigh (11-2-11).


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