Phil started sketching golf holes on notepads when he was 13 years old. About fifteen years later he had his first chance to draw them in the dirt and the result was Whisper Rock, a widely acclaimed golfer’s club in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Phil’s desire is to create outstanding golf experiences for players of all abilities. As one of the great players of all time, he’s had the opportunity to play many of the nation’s finest golf courses. A product of public golf as a junior, he’s keenly aware of what works for the average player as well as professional champions. As a creative shot-maker, he has an eye for as many options as possible from the tee through the green.
Phil’s creative versatility isn’t limited to playing “inside the ropes” and his design ideas aren’t bound in design tradition, new or old. His basic concept is simple: to leave a lasting legacy that is “challenging fun.”