Kari Haug Planning and Design, Inc.

Kari Haug Planning and Design, Inc. was founded in 2005. Since our founding, we have been driven by Kari’s vision toward one goal: To design more sustainable and playable golf courses for all golfers.

Kari Haug

The Golf Course Architect

Kari J. Haug, MLA, MSc, EIGCA

Ms. Haug is committed to eco-sensitive and sustainable golf course design and the improvement of course playability for women and seniors. A former collegiate golfer and a talented designer, Kari is able to envision sound golf strategy from tee to green. With use of models and hand drawings, along with Photoshop, PowerPoint, and VectorWorks renderings, Kari is able to help clients visualize proposed designs and bring their projects to life. She is an associate member of the External link opens in new tab or windowEuropean Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), and one of the very few female golf course architects in the world.
Kari is an amateur golfer and an avid professional golf fan. She has played competitively and casually, and she understands what makes golf fun in each of these situations. She has published articles in the US, UK, and China on golf course design. Kari has carried out research regarding golf course design for women and has written modern guidelines for graduated forward tee placement for seniors and high handicappers.
While living and studying golf course architecture in Scotland, Kari traveled throughout the UK studying classic golf courses such as Royal Dornoch, North Berwick, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, and the famed St. Andrews. This experience has helped her form a design philosophy based upon compelling golf strategy, playability for all skill levels, community connectivity, water and resource conservation, and a respect for the history and natural beauty of the land. Kari formerly served on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Women’s Public Golf Association, and the First Tee of Minneapolis, Minnesota.