“As Golf Architects, we are members of a most noble profession. We have the honor to travel the world, professing our love and passion for the game and our appreciation for nature, allowing us to combine the elements of both, which produce wonderful courses and settings for the world to enjoy for many years to come.”
JMP Principal, Mark Hollinger, is originally from the East Coast of the US, growing up in both Pennsylvania and Georgia. He obtained a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree (1976) from the University of Georgia, where he was the recipient of the 1974 UGA Regents’ Study Abroad Italy Scholarship Award. He practiced landscape architecture, resort development and planning for 13 years on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, and it was there that he got his start in the field of Golf Architecture, as he went to work with Willard Byrd & Associates in 1986. He moved to Byrd’s main office in Atlanta, Georgia, and worked designing courses throughout the Southeast US, before joining with JMP in 1990.
He is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, the American Society of Landscape Architects, as well as a registered Landscape Architect in both South Carolina and Florida, a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and the United States Golf Association. He was also elected to the ASGCA Board of Governors in 2011.
Mark is married with two daughters, and resides in Northern California. His most noteworthy golf designs include the Agile Golf & Country Club, Dongzhuang Beach Golf Club, Luxe Hills International Golf Club and Jian Lake Shaoxing Golf & Country Club in China, Wildhawk Golf Club in Sacramento, California, Iwate Numakunai Golf Club in Japan, as well as Las Lomas Golf & Habitat in Guadalajara, Mexico. He is a frequent speaker around the world at various golf conferences and seminars, and has been an avid golfer since he was eleven years old.
Member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects