“Leaving a lasting impression”


The Watermark Golf Companies is a consortium of professional golf services companies, featuring WATERMARK GOLF / NATHAN CRACE DESIGN, that provides unrivaled personal service, creativity, and synergy for clients who want projects that exceed expectations. 

With nearly 30 years of experience in the design of new golf courses and the renovation and re-design of existing courses, master planning, and award-winning designs of our principal, Nathan Crace, ASGCA, PLA coupled with the team at Watermark Golf, no other firm is able to provide “big name” results with “hands on” attention to your project the way we can.  That’s why at Watermark Golf, we are LEAVING A LASTING IMPRESSION…

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About watermark golf / Nathan crace design

“We have two primary goals on every project:
1) Provide world-class service & results.
2) Turn clients into friends.”

— Nathan Crace, ASGCA

At Watermark Golf, we offer clients a full range of services related to golf course design, development, and planning. We deliver to you a finished product which is aesthetically appealing, environmentally sustainable, able to be maintained within your budget, and–above all–fun to play! We will exceed your expectations and create an experience that golfers will play again and again. Following the lead of our principal and golf course architect Nathan Crace, ASGCA, our team is involved with every detail of your project from start to finish utilizing the skill and expertise to handle any scale project from tee and bunker renovations and individual green complexes to the new design or renovation of entire golf courses, the planning of residential developments, and the creation of world-class practice facilities.

Master Planning

Master Planning is a critical step not only in planning for renovations to an existing course or routing a new course, but also helping clients, members, and investors visualize short and long-term goals.

Renovation & Re-Design

Renovating and re-designing an existing golf course requires special skill and vision. From re-imagining an entire course or renovating greens or bunkers or anywhere in between, our team has you covered.

Practice Facilities

Using Nathan’s background as a club professional before becoming an architect, he has created exciting and dynamic practice facilities for private clubs, former Tour stops, and Division I golf teams.


Attention to Details

Nathan built a reputation on creative results and attention to details.  Our team embodies that approach with a “hands-on” approach to each project and every client, ensuring we exceed your expectations.

The Public Bid Process

Our public clients range from small non-profits and municipalities to states, Div I universities, and even the US Air Force!  We know how to negotiate the public bid process without wasting time or money.

Award-Winning Results

From Golf Digest’s “Best New Public course in America” to Golf Inc.’s “Best Renovations in America” and more, Nathan’s creative vision gets results–and that gets your course noticed in a world of buzz.

our hands-on approach to detail

Attention to Detail

The team at Watermark Golf / Nathan Crace Design prides itself on attention to detail from start to finish.  We don’t mass produce design work and we’re fortunate to be able to be selective in our client base.  This enables us to spend the necessary time to ensure we exceed your expectations. 

It is this attention to the smallest of details that has enabled Nathan to build a reputation for more than 25 years as one of the top golf course architects of our age.

It’s also why we say “Our most important client…is you.”


world class quality

Visually Stunning Aesthetics

We realize not everyone has the vision of a golf course architect with over a quarter century’s experience (otherwise every golfer would be an architect). That’s why Nathan creates some of the most visually stunning plans in the industry–from full color master plans to construction drawings. And it’s this care and consideration that turns the finished course into a work of art!

Recent Projects

The Refuge

Full Course Renovation/Re-Design

The Oaks GC

Full Course Bunker Renovation

Koasati Pines GC

Short Game Practice Facility


“I am most impressed by the scope of Nathan’s background. He has an above average knowledge of edaphic and hydrologic properties and turfgrass systems (something I have found lacking at many design firms) and he delivers the ‘complete package’ in terms of what an accomplished golf course architect can provide. He exudes integrity and dedication to his work and I believe his personal qualities are every bit as outstanding as his professional qualifications.”

Dr. Michael Goatley, Jr

Professor / Turfgrass Specialist, Virginia Tech University

As the former COO for Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail, I’ve had the opportunity to work very closely with some of the game’s top architects and understand the importance of selecting the right person for the job. Nathan will exceed your expectations if given the opportunity and I believe him to be one of the golf industry’s top architects. He understands the real cost to maintain a golf course and possesses a unique ability to provide a balanced experience for all golfers.”

Russell P. Redford, Jr.

Former COO (Retired), Alabama's Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

“I worked with Nathan on two projects and bid on others he has managed. I enjoyed working with him very much and appreciate his eye for detail and ability to adapt to the situation at hand. I look forward to working with him in the future.”

Dana Grode

Regional Project Manager, Landscapes Unlimited

what we’re reading

Vincent Vino

Nathan’s new thriller set in NYC, from Moonbay Media

online store

Have Paint Gun Will Travel

custom made artwork

"Your Name of Course"

Let’s Build Something!

Reach out to learn how our team can assist you with creative problem solving, maximizing investment, and helping you turn your dream into a reality!

p:  (601) 849-0461
e: mail@watermarkgolf.com

Post Office Box 1250
Magee, MS | 39111 | USA

100 Lakeview Drive, Suite 210
Magee, MS | 39111 | USA

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