Golf course photography is, for me, a joy beyond description. Golf courses are my favorite places on the planet. From humble, small town munis to some of the finest exclusive private clubs in the USA, I've had the privilege of photographing all kinds of courses. And I love them all. When I photograph a golf course, my goal is to communicate that love by capturing not just pictures, but moments.
The biggest challenge a course photographer faces is that his or her images will be viewed by both people who have played the course whose image is being viewed and by those who have not. Those familiar with the property need to see either a fresh perspective or a superior representation of familiar scenes. For strangers, the challenge is to elicit a feeling of being there, or at least a strong desire to be there. When those things happen, I've succeeded at my job.
This portfolio contains some of my favorite golf course photographs from the past 2 years (with a few older images). I believe that a photographers current work is much more important than what he or she has done in the past. Clubs included are from all over the USA and in China.
Tiburon_Gold_05D_1-17Tiburón Golf Club, Naples, Florida14th Hole, Mountain Shadows, Scottsdale, Arizona4th Hole, Bay Course, Kapalua2nd Tee, Waterfall Club, Clayton, GALong Before DaylightFrom behind the green on the 9th hole, Los Robles Greens, Thousand Oaks, CaliforniaOut of the Sand, Bay Course, KapaluaEast Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia - The Clubhouse Across the Lake at DawnCrabapple_PracticeArea-H_10-16-Edit-EditEast Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, Georgia - Clubhouse and 17th Hole Across the LakeThe Beautiful 5th Hole at East Lake Golf Club, Atlanta, GeorgiaJW Marriott's Camelback Resort, Scottsdale, Arizona - Ambiente Course, 1st HoleClubhouse, The Reserve at Lake KeoweeDruid Hills Golf Club - Clubhouse and 18th HoleMaderas Golf Club, Poway, California - 1st HoleClubhouse, from the 8th Tee, Providence Country ClubClubhouse, The Max, Laredo, TexasProvidence Country Club, Charlotte, North Carolina - Dawn at the 11th7th Green with 8th Hole Beyond, Plantation Course, Kapalua