About

Mike Dasher  American Society of Golf Course Architects

Making Your Vision a Reality

A 1973 graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, and later a Master of Science degree also in Civil Engineering (1980), Mike Dasher took his appreciation of the game of golf to the next level. He wanted more than to simply play outstanding courses. He wanted to design outstanding courses. Mike, a native of Atlanta, traces his
golf beginnings back to that city’s public courses. “I started playing golf, caddying and shagging balls at Candler Park when I was just twelve or thirteen.
High school and junior tournaments took me to courses all over the area. My first paying job was as a rock-picker during the construction of the Mystery Valley course in DeKalb County.”

A far cry from rock-picker, Mike Dasher began his career with Wadsworth Golf Construction, where as Project Superintendent (1973-79), he supervised all phases of construction on 6 major projects in Georgia, Illinois and Wisconsin. In search of new challenges, Mike joined Arthur Hills & Associates in 1980 as an Architect. Over 16 years with Arthur Hills, Michael assisted in the design and
construction of over 40 courses. Author John Strawn even called upon Michael’s insider experiences when writing Driving the Green: The Making of a Golf Course, in 1991.
Building on a tested foundation of expertise and experience, Michael
established his own design firm in 1997 and has created an impressive list of new and renovated courses. Dasher Golf Design Inc. was born of a desire to provide clients with the highest level of personal attention. Work with Dasher Golf Design and you work with “Dash”.
 

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