Ron Kern entered the profession of golf course architecture in 1986. He grew up watching William Diddel and his father, Gary, develop and construct projects. Kern is a student of classic golf course architecture and believes in the spirit of the design philosophies of the golden age golf course architects. His major influences are Donald Ross, James Braid, George Thomas, Dr. Alister Mackenzie, A.W. Tillinghast and William Diddel.
He specialises in new golf course design, restoration and remodeling, and his design objectives include respecting the existing character of the land and create an end product that emphasises its features, providing a comprehensive design package from a conceptual studies to detailed construction documents, and generating a design specifically tailored to meet the client’s needs and budget requirements.
Kern also aims to present a final product that exceeds the client’s expectations and provides the client with a design that meets the needs of the market, thereby ensuring a successful golf operation.