MLA, MS, EIGCA
Golf Course Architect
Ms. Haug is committed to eco-sensitive and sustainable golf course design, and the improvement of course playability for women and seniors. A former collegiate golfer and a talented designer, Kari is able to envision sound golf strategy from tee to green. With use of models and hand drawings, along with PhotoShop, PowerPoint and AutoCAD renderings, Kari is able to help clients visualize proposed designs and bring their projects to life. She is an associate member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA), and one of the very few female golf course architects in the world.
Kari is an amateur golfer and an avid professional golf fan. She has played competitively and casually and understands what makes golf fun in each of these situations. She has published articles in the US, UK, and China on golf course design; and has carried out research regarding golf course design for women and is in the process of writing modern guidelines for graduated forward tee placement for seniors and high handicappers.
While living and studying golf course architecture in Scotland, Kari traveled throughout the UK studying classic golf courses such as Royal Dornoch, North Berwick, Sunningdale, Swinley Forest, and the famed St. Andrews links, to name a few. This experience has helped her form a design philosophy based upon compelling golf strategy, playability for all skill levels, water and resource conservation, and a respect for the history and natural beauty of the land. Kari is a former member of the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Women’s Public Golf Association.
Registration and Licensure
- European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) Associate Member
- Licensed Landscape Architect in Minnesota
- 2004 MLA, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
- 2007 MSc - Golf Course Architecture, University of Edinburgh – Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland