About the Architects
Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry
When you talk about the architects of Wild Rock Golf Club, you are talking about living legends. It takes a lifetime for most courses to be considered legendary. We struck gold the day we walked the land with the architects. Wild Rock was destined to quickly become a legendary golf course.
“Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry knew right away, as did we, that Wild Rock was meant to be. The land was here, it was easy to visualize and we created the holes to fit in and around the natural landscape. This course is a good test of golf.” Pat Stein, General Manager-Director of Golf Operations.
Michael Hurdzan, PhD
Dr. Michael Hurdzan has 50 years of experience and active involvement in golf course design, construction, maintenance and ownership. He holds advanced degrees in golf course related studies. He has also written six book and hundreds of articles. He has also won countless awards, and is considered an authority on the history of the game. He is also internationally recognized for his expertise in golf course environment issues and his talent for harmonizing natural surroundings into the design of a course. His name is attached to innumerable championship golf courses, including Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open.
The seeds of golf course design were planted for Dana Fry when he played competitive golf at the collegiate level. His keen sense of the environmental aspect of golf course design was honed during his years working with Dr. Michael Hurdzan. Dana Fry is known to take a very personalized, hands-on approach to projects which was true of his design for Wild Rock Golf Club. He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects and has served on its board of governors.