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Thomas Jay Morrish, American golf course architect. Education grantee State of Colorado, 1961-1964; Trans-Mississippi golf scholar, 1962-1964; named Architect of Year Golf World Magazine, 1996. Member American Society Golf Course Architects (president 2002), Dallas Safari Club.


Morrish, Thomas Jay was born on July 6, 1936 in Grand Junction, Colorado, United States. Son of Wilbur Merle and Margaret Beula (Cronk) Morrish.


Associate of Arts, Mesa College, Grand Junction, 1956; Bachelor of Science in Landscape and Nursery Management, Colorado State University, 1964.


Golf course archaeology, Robert Trent Jones, Montclaire, New Jersey, 1964-1967; golf course archaeology, George Fazio, Jupiter, Florida, 1967-1969; golf course archaeology, Desmond Muirhead, Newport Beach, California, 1969-1972; golf course archaeology, Jack Nicklaus, North Palm Beach, Florida, 1972-1983; principal, Jay Morrish & Associations Ltd., Flower Mound, Texas, since 1983.


  • Other Work

    • Principal golf course designs include: Troon Golf & Country Club, Scottsdale, Arizona, Las Colinas Sports Club, Irving, Texas, Mira Vista, Fort Worth, Foothills Golf Course, Phoenix, Forest Highlands, Flagstaff, Arizona (One of 100 Top Golf Courses in World, Golf magazine, Golf Digest), Bentwater on Lake Conroe, Houston, Shadow Glen Golf Club, Olathe, Kansas (Best New Private Course, Golf Digest 1989), Troon North Golf & Country Club, Scottsdale (One of 100 Top Courses in the United States, Golf magazine), Harbor Club on Lake Oconee, Greensboro, Georgia, Loch Lomond, Scotland, The Country Club of St. Albans, Missouri, Broken Top, Bend, Oregon, Dauble Eagle Club, Galena, Ohio (one of Top 100 Courses in World, Golf Magazine), Buffalo Creek Golf Course, Rockwall, Texas, La Cantera, San Antonio (Best New Public Course of 1995, Golf Digest Magazine), numerous others.


Member American Society Golf Course Archs., National Golf Foundation, Safari Club International, Dallas Safari Club.


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: hunting.


Married Louise Ann Dunn, April 2, 1965. Children: Carter J., Kimberly L. Coder.

Wilbur Merle Morrish

Margaret Beula (Cronk) Morrish

Louise Ann Dunn

Carter J. Morrish

Kimberly L. Coder Morrish