- Full Name
- Robert Erhard Cupp
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- Year of Birth
- Year of Death
- 2016 (aged 79)
- Place Born
- Lewistown, Pennsylvania, USA
- Place Died
- Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Bob formed his own firm in 1984. Since that time, his courses have hosted over fifty national and international tournaments, including seven major championships. In 1992, Golf World Magazine named Bob the first ever Golf Architect of the Year, an unprecedented award... bobcupp.com
Bob graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Art in 1961 before serving with the military at Fort Richardson in Alaska. After his term of service, he earned a Masters in Fine Arts from the University of Alaska then moved back to Miami with his wife and young family.
He had visions of becoming a Tour pro but settled for a job in an advertising agency then took over the pro shop at a local public course, where he became involved in making course improvements. In 1968, he designed a second nine at the Homestead Air Force Base, which was quickly followed by the layout at Costa del Sol, next to the Trump National Doral complex.
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Formed by Bob Cupp in 1988, the front nine holes on the Settindown Creek course at Ansley Golf Club lie alongside Little River with the back nine routed over more elevated terrain.
Beacon Hall Golf Club is a private, 18-hole course contained within a 265-acre site which is located on the Oak Ridges Moraine, a thirty-minute drive north of Toronto.
Big Sky Golf and Country Club is located a 35 minute drive north of the Whistler resort at Pemberton, British Columbia, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Currie.
One of the main sporting attractions at Sunriver Resort is the Crosswater golf course which lies 15 miles south of Bend in central Oregon...
The Highlands golf course at the Deerhurst Resort is classically well-balanced with granite outcrops, dramatic elevation changes, exciting elevated tees and dense, mature woodland...
Lyle Anderson contracted Jack Nicklaus to build a course around a sizeable Scottsdale residential development in the early 1980s and the Golden Bear with his senior designer Bob Cupp duly obliged...
Gordon Brand Jnr. and David Gilford won the European Opens here in 1993 and 1994 respectively. It will come as no surprise to hear that East Sussex National’s East course is a big tournament layout.
The West course is considered to be the more intimate, and the prettier of the two courses at the East Sussex National golf complex.
Glen Abbey Golf Club, the first solo design from Jack Nicklaus, who was ably assisted by architect Bob Cupp, opened for play in 1976 and it's one of Canada’s most famous golf courses...
Greenbrier's rejuvenated Meadows course re-opened for play in 2017 with a new design and routing, using six holes from the Greenbrier course.