On today’s podcast we are learning about landscape architecture from Matt Swanson, a veteran with 25+ years of experience in designing golf courses around the world. Matt is the owner of Swanson Golf Design and focuses on working with established architects to provide master planning services, perspective renderings, and complete AutoCAD designs. Matt has worked with Nick Price Golf Design, Tom Watson Design, Signature Design and others.

Matt talks about the challenge of building golf courses, his renovations on courses in Hong Kong, and infrastructure challenges when creating courses. His great advice: Don’t be afraid to rely on local knowledge and agronomists to help with grass selection and other professionals.

Listen to the rest of the podcast with Matt here on Turf’s Up Radio. For more information on Swanson Golf Design, visit