Died: January 31, 1999 in Gainesville, Georgia, at age 59
Mr. Davis attended Abraham Baldwin College in Tifton. He received a degree in landscape architecture from the University of Georgia in 1963.
Davis began his career with ASGCA fellow Willard Byrd, striking out on his own in 1967. In 1970, he formed a partnership with ASGCA member Ron Kirby, which soon included tour golfer Gary Player. In 1973, Davis established his own practice, which continued to be based in Georgia and eventually included his son, Lee.
Most of his work through the years was in the Southern Belt of the United States, from Georgia on the east to New Mexico on the west, but also included Asia, South America, Africa and Europe. His designs include Lake Lanier Island Golf Course (now Stouffer's Pine Isle) in Buford, Ga.; River North in Macon, Ga.; Cartersville Country Club in Cartersville, Ga.; El Paraiso in Marabella, Spain; and Alto Village in Alto, N.M.
Mr. Davis was a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) since 1974 and was involved in the design and/or construction of over
150 golf courses.