BROOKFIELD, Wis. (July 8, 2020) – Keith Evans, a Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died June 14, 2020, in Lansing, Michigan. He was age 76.

A U.S. Army veteran, Evans earned two degrees from Michigan State University, Business Administration and Landscape Architecture. After brief stints with the golf course design firms Joseph Finger & Associates and Richard Watson, Inc., Evans began working with Rees Jones, Inc., Golf Course Design in 1979. He worked with ASGCA Past President Jones for the next 32 years, until his retirement in 2011.

Evans’ design work across North America includes: Baker Hill Golf Club, Newbury, New Hampshire; Huntsville Golf Club, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania; Thousand Oaks Golf Club, Grand Rapids, Michigan; Rio Secco, Las Vegas; and London Hunt & Golf Club, London, Ontario, Canada.

Evans became an ASGCA member in 1980 and achieved Fellow status in 2014. He is survived by his wife, Eileen; and daughter Jennifer and Jessica. Memorials may be made to the Gift of Hope for which he was a donor, Laingsburg (Michigan) Food Bank, or the American Stroke Foundation. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

ASGCA Background

Founded in 1946 by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and 12 other leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout North America. Members have completed a rigorous application process that includes the peer review of representative golf courses. ASGCA members are able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry. 

For more information about ASGCA, including a current list of members, visit or call (262) 786-5960.

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