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nathan crace

feel free to think freely

golf course architect. author. speaker.

Nathan is a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects & Golf Writers Association of America, a published author, speaker, podcaster, and small business owner.


Golf Course Architect

Award-winning member of the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects


Published author and longtime freelance writer for a number of industry publications

Podcast Host

Host of The Lipouts Podcast, available on all major podcasting platforms, including iTunes


Watermark Golf Management
Watermark Golf Media
Spot It Golf Distributor

Pintelligence Pin Cards

Learn more about Pintelligence 3D color pin cards for your golf course or country club

Public Speaking

Scroll down to book Nathan for a speaking engagement at your golf course industry or other event


The Original Columm Archives
The Book – Print & eBook
The Podcast – Audio Excellence

Need a unique gift for a golfer? Bespoke one-of-a-kind pieces of artwork for that special person.

Have Paint Gun Will Travel

The OFFICIAL online store for Have Paint Gun Will Travel – hats, custom ball markers, apparel & more!


Public Speaking Events

Nathan speaks at events each year about golf course architecture, renovation, the state of the golf industry, and the turf industry.  Use the link below to book Nathan for your event.

What do you get for the golfer who has everything? A custom bespoke piece of art! Nathan will craft a golf course routing suitable for framing in sizes up to 24×30 using the “shape” of their name. 

We Make Your Golf Course Work For You!

Both public courses and high end clubs that use Pintelligence pin cards report faster pace of play and happier golfers–and it works with laser rangefinders, GPS, and physical yardage markers!

SPOT IT – Custom Cast Ball Markers & Golf Accessories

In 2020, Nathan partnered with Hart Golf to form Spot It and make Watermark Golf a distributor for their high quality custom cast ball markers and golf accessories.  From die-stamped ball markers to cast zinc alloy bag tags and custom challenge coins, you won’t find a higher quality products with these margins!

“Hide not your Talents, they for Use were made. What’s a Sun-Dial in the shade!”
Ben Franklin; Poor Richard’s Almanac, 1750


"Nathan will exceed your expectations if given the opportunity...and I believe him to be one of the golf industry's top [golf course] architects."

Russell P. Redford, Former COO (Retired) @ Alabama’s Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

"Nathan is the ultimate professional, exhibiting a calm demeanor and an outstanding work ethic. He exudes integrity and dedication to his work. I believe that his personal qualities are every bit as outstanding as his professional qualifications."

Dr. Michael Goatley, Jr., Ph.D, Assoc. Professor & State Turfgrass Specialist @ Virginia Tech

"Great stories are driven by compelling characters. Nathan's thriller, Vincent Vino, comes to life on the page in the way only intricate and inventive tales can allow."

John Maginnes, Host @ Sirius/XM’s PGA Tour Radio’s “Maginnes & Katrek On Tap”

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