The visually stunning Lucero Golf Course in the highlands of Chiriqui Province.
View of Hole #9 Par 5

Lucero Golf & Country Club
Boquete, Panama 

In the highlands of Chiriqui Province, Panama, in the sleepy little town of Boquete, is emerging a golf course of uncommon beauty and serenity. With a vast tract of land to work with, golf architect, Mike Poellot, has utilized more than twice the area typically set aside for an 18-hole championship golf course in order to preserve ample space between holes so that members could enjoy the serene, rolling terrain with unbelievable 360 degree panoramic vistas. According to Poellot, “I sincerely believe that we are creating one of the most visually stunning courses in all of Central/South America.”

While it is common practice among many course designers to identify a particular hole, or series of holes, as “signature” holes, Poellot could not do so in the case of the Lucero golf course. “This exquisite property, says Poellot, is so vast in extent and is blessed with such natural beauty and wildlife, that the sequence of all 18 holes which encompass woodlands, meadowlands, ridgelines and riparian valleys coupled with dramatic elevation changes makes for a “signature experience.”

 
Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellet
View towards clubhouse: Hole #10 & #18

Caledonian Golf Club
Chiba Prefecture, Japan

This exclusive and private, 18-hole championship golf course has emerged as not
only a coveted membership but a permanent venue for many of Japan's PGA tour
events. Golf Digest Contributing Editor, Tom Callahan, has called the Caledonian
Golf Club "one of the absolute best golf courses in the world". We worked closely
with our client, Tokyo Green Co. Ltd., to create a contemporary and member friendly
golf course evoking the personality, strategy and shot making options characteristic
of the great classic courses of the world.

Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellet
Hole #5
Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellet
Caledonian’s menacing bunkers
 
Overview of hole #9 - Arroyo Course

Gainey Ranch Golf Club
Scottsdale, Arizona

The 27-hole Gainey Ranch Golf Club is the centerpiece of this extremely successful master planned community in Scottsdale, Arizona. Our client, Markland Properties (Hudson Bay Company of Toronto, Canada) retained J. Michael Poellot to design it's award-winning 27-hole course which includes a 5-star Hyatt Regency Resort, office park and residential neighborhoods housing over 5000 people. Golf Digest has included the Gainey Ranch among the "Top 75 Golf Resorts in the United States" and Golf Magazine has ranked the golf course among the "Top 100 Resorts in the World"

Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellet
Hole #4 - Dunes Course
Golf Course designed by J. Michael Poellet
Hole #9 - Lakes Course
 
Hole #17 green
"Selected as the #1 private golf community in America."

The Preserve Golf Club
Santa Lucia Preserve, Carmel, California

We were invited to participate in the master planning process for the 20,000-acre Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, California... one of the most extensive and environmentally challenging efforts ever undertaken by a private developer. We provided plans for this exclusive 18-hole private golf course set among the rolling, oak-studded hills and wildflower meadows all within the Santa Lucia Nature Preserve. The golf course and clubhouse are now completed, open for play, and a very limited number of prestigous homes are presently under construction.

Hole #3
Hole #12
 
Hole #14
"Among the Top 10 golf resorts in China."

Long Island Golf & C.C.
Chang-an, Guangdong Province
People’s Republic of China

Working on one of the most spectacular sites in China, we have created this 36-hole championship golf course. Virtually every hole is framed by nature with a backdrop of distant mountains. Our firm was retained, not only for our extensive experience in mainland China, but for our keen sensitivity to preserving the natural environment.

Typical bunker
Mountain vistas dominate the views
 
Hole #18

Whiskey Creek Golf Club
Ijamsville, Maryland

We were retained by Kemper Sports Management to design their high-profile, Whiskey Creek Golf Club on the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

Working with PGA Tour professional and two-time U.S. Open Champion, Ernie Els,
as a consultant, we created a highly successful, new daily-fee course that winds
its way through streams, wetlands, meadows and pine forests of northern Maryland.
The Whiskey Creek Golf Club provides traditional championship quality golf to the
public golfer.

Hole #11