Steve BurnsSteve Burns

Steve Burns in the office, and on site at Legion Golf Course in Everett, Washington, with Jay Stovall, foreman for golf course contractor Daylen, Inc.

Steve Burns is a LEED Accredited Professional and nationally certified landscape architect (CLARB #20394), currently registered in Florida (#986), South Carolina (#568), and Alberta (#257), with inactive registrations in Illinois (#157.001219), Michigan (#3901001484), and Washington (#682). He is Owner and Principal of Burns Golf Design, which he founded in November of 1988. He studied pre-engineering at Ohio Wesleyan University for one year on a National Merit Scholarship, and Received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Landscape Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1981. Mr. Burns is responsible for all areas of activity for Burns Golf Design. He is an experienced CAD user, and gets involved in the actual drawing production in addition to his other activities. His design work earned him both a 1999 and a 2000 "Board Room Magazine Excellence in Achievement Award." Steve is the only architect that won this award both years.  In addition to golf course design work, Steve manages the design studio at parent company Classic Landscapes, in Edmonton, Alberta.  From 2006 until March 2011, Burns Golf Design was a part of Thompson Dyke & Associates, Ltd.  Mr. Burns was a Vice President and project manager at TD&A, in charge of permitting, construction administration, land planning, and golf course design.

Mr. Burns served as a Design and Construction Associate for Fazio Golf Course Designers, Inc. from 1981-1988. He spent his first year and one half in the office, where his responsibilities included design and drawing preparation. His last five and one half years were spent in the field, where he was the Designer's Representative for six highly-rated golf course projects. His responsibilities in the field included preparation of several drawings for each project, construction observation, and a major portion of the actual golf course design, as the firm did most of its design in the field.

Mr. Burns spent the summer of 1980 on the golf maintenance crew at Sombrero Country Club in Marathon, Florida.

Mr. Burns worked for The Wadsworth Golf Construction Company in 1978, on an irrigation system renovation at JDM Country Club in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, and supervising laborers at Lost Tree Village Club in North Palm Beach, Florida.

The following is a partial list of projects on which Mr. Burns had significant responsibility. Course ratings may not reflect the latest rating period: