Throughout his playing career, Raymond Floyd has studied the great golf courses of the world. His extensive travels, masterful shot-making and superior strategic skills provide Raymond with a vast and voluminous knowledge of the qualities that make great golf courses. Raymond draws on these experiences to create golf courses with all the benefits of modern golf course architecture but with a focus on traditional philosophies.

The result of this design philosophy, are golf courses that appeal to all who play them. Whether one prefers older, more traditional golf courses or newer, more innovative designs, a Raymond Floyd designed golf course uses elements of both philosophies in crafting truly unique and original designs. Further, Raymond believes that the ultimate goal is not just to create quality golf courses, but also to create value for the client. Raymond’s image is one of integrity, intensity and excellence.

The qualities that made him a winner and Hall of Fame golfer also have made him
an ideal spokesman for a select group of prestigious companies such as AT&T, Lexus and Advil. Raymond brings to each new golf course project the same professionalism and work ethic that has earned the respect of his corporate affiliations, fellow competitors and golf course design clients throughout the world.

“When it comes to golf course development, I’m a big believer in the ‘Team’ approach. The goal of producing golf courses that are enjoyable, challenging and distinctive requires the input from a variety of professionals and no one person has all of the right ideas.
I see myself as an integral part of the design ‘Team’ and I like to get input from the client, my associates, Landscape Architects and Engineers”. Raymond Floyd

RAYMOND FLOYD: A BIOGRAPHY

Raymond Floyd has established a reputation as one of golf’s great champions. His credentials as a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame are well known. Included in his list of accomplishments are:

  • Winner of 62 tournaments and more than $17 million worldwide in his career.
  • Fourth youngest player to win on the PGA Tour (at age 20);
  • Oldest player, at that time, to win the United States Open (at age 43);
  • Winner of four major championships (1976 Masters, 1986 US Open, 1969 & 1982 PGA Championships);
  • Winner of four Senior major championships (1994 Tradition, 1995 PGA Seniors Championship, 1996 & 2000 Ford Senior Players Championship);
  • Only player to win on both the PGA Tour and Champions Tour in the same year (1992);
  • One of two players to win on PGA Tour in four consecutive decades (tied with Sam Snead);
  • One of two players to win on PGA Tour and Champions Tour in five consecutive decades (tied with Sam Snead);
  • Member of eight Ryder Cup teams and captain of the 1989 Ryder Cup team; Assistant captain to Paul Azinger for the victorious United States team in the 2008 Ryder Cup.

 

That is only a small part of the Ray Floyd story. He is a devoted husband and father, as the PGA of America acknowledged in choosing the Floyds as the 1994 Golf Family of the Year. Ray and Maria have been married since 1973 and live in Palm Beach, Florida, and have three children: son Raymond Jr. works in the investment banking business, son Robert is pursuing a professional career in golf and in real estate, and daughter Christina is an art expert who has worked for major auction houses.
Floyd was born on September 4, 1942, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, the son of a career Army man. He was an avid baseball player (and remains a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs) until winning the 1960 National Jaycees Junior title and deciding to devote his attention exclusively to playing golf.
Tom Watson, captain of the 1993 Ryder Cup team, said he was looking for "heart and guts" when he picked Floyd for the team from the ranks of the Senior PGA Tour. The oldest player ever to compete (four years after serving as non-playing captain) Floyd scored three points to lead the United States to a victory over the European team. When 2008 Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger was looking for experienced assistants to help him turn the American tide toward victory, he called on Raymond Floyd and Dave Stockton. The result was one of the most exciting U.S. wins in Ryder Cup history.
Raymond Floyd’s credentials as a golf course designer are equally as impressive as his credentials as a professional golfer.



Raymond’s goal is to create a partnership with each client, and is design approach is simple - “golf courses should challenge every type of player, yet remain enjoyable.” By working with the land, not against it, Raymond and his team seek to create golf holes that have a truly natural look and that have a variety of challenges and shot values. Raymond Floyd Design has won numerous golf course design awards and their golf course designs are frequently featured in major golf publications.