Brian Slawnik's Resume

  • Pacific Dunes, 9th hole, fairway and approach
    Pacific Dunes, 9th hole, fairway and approach
  • Cape Kidnappers, 15th hole, cliff-side bunkers
    Cape Kidnappers, 15th hole, cliff-side bunkers
  • St. Andrews Beach, Gunnamatta, 14th hole
    St. Andrews Beach, Gunnamatta, 14th hole
  • Tumble Creek, 5th hole, approach and green
    Tumble Creek, 5th hole, approach and green
  • Rock Creek Cattle Co., 6th green
    Rock Creek Cattle Co., 6th green
  • The Renaissance Club, 15th green-site
    The Renaissance Club, 15th green-site
  • Old Macdonald, 8th green
    Old Macdonald, 8th green

Background and Credits

Brian Slawnik

Born: January 22, 1972

Education:

  • BS in Architecture from The University of Virginia, ‘94
  • Graduate w/honors, 2-year Turfgrass Management Program at Michigan State University, ‘98
Previous Experience:

First job out of UVa was as a greenkeeper at Glenmore CC in Keswick, VA, in 1994-95. From there I worked for a year as a greenkeeper at Oakland Hills CC in Bloomfield Hills, MI, 1995-96 during which time I worked on preparations for the 1996 US Open Championship and earned acceptance to the turf program at Michigan State.

My first new construction experience came on my internship from MSU at Beechtree, in Aberdeen, MD working for RGD. I hung around on various RGD projects over the next few years while trying to stay busy and learning from some others in the business. I picked up valuable construction experience working for Chip MacDondald and Sons on Atlantic City CC in Atlantic City, NJ and Lighthouse Sound in Ocean City, MD. I got my first real seat time on a bulldozer working in construction and eventually doing a little shaping for Mike Devries at The Kingsley Club, in Kingsley, MI.

In 1999, midway through construction of Pacific Dunes, Tom made me a full-time design associate.

Work With Renaissance Golf Design Inc.

Lead Associate

  • St. Andrews Beach
  • Tumble Creek GC
  • Wicked Pony GC
  • Dismal River Club, Red Course Phase 1
  • Tari Iti Golf Club, New Zealand

Design Associate/Shaper

  • Pacific Dunes
  • The Sheep Ranch
  • The Rawls Course
  • Stonewall North
  • Cape Kidnappers
  • Stone Eagle
  • Sebonack
  • Bay of Dreams
  • Rock Creek Cattle Company
  • The Renaissance Club
  • Old Macdonald
  • Streamsong
  • Dismal River (Second course)

Construction/Finish work

  • Beechtree
  • Riverfront

Lead Design Consultant

  • Inwood Country Club, NY
  • Somerset Hills Country Club, NJ
  • The Dunes Club, MI
  • Country Club of Detroit, MI
  • Royal Melbourne Golf Club, AUS
  • Woodlands Golf Club, AUS
  • Royal Adelaide Golf Club, AUS
  • Concord Golf Club, AUS
  • Woodway Country Club, CT

Design Consultant/Shaper

  • Pasatiempo GC, CA
  • Northshore GC, WI
  • HIllwood CC, TN
  • Northport Point Club, MI
  • Claremont CC, CA
  • San Francisco Golf Club, CA
  • Cherry Hills CC, CO
  • Oyster Harbors Club, MA