GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS
The original routing for the golf course at Foster’s Farm was completed in the early 2000s by renowned golf course architect Bill Love. Today, Love’s protégé Brian Kington is the lead architect directing the design and construction of the golf courses, residential development, related infrastructure, and all other amenities at Foster’s Farm.
Bill Love became a golf course architect in the early 1980s after earning his master’s degree in landscape architecture from the University of Virginia. After studying under Ed Ault, Love started his own firm in 1995. In 2000, Kington began studying under Love while finishing his degree in landscape architecture at the University of Maryland. After over a decade working together, Love and Kington became partners in 2014. Together they completed several successful and award-winning projects and worked at many top clubs such as the Olympic Club in San Francisco and Club Campestre Monterrey A.C. in Monterrey, México. Love and Kington have won Best New Golf Course awards for Hunting Hawk Golf Course in Glen Allen, Virginia and Laurel Hill Golf Club in Lorton, Virginia. They have also won Renovation of the Year for their redesign of the University of Maryland Golf Course and a Green Award recognizing them as the Most Environmentally Sensitive Design Firm.
In 2020, Kington created his own design firm, Kington Golf, based in Carson City, Nevada, and is currently working on several projects across the U.S. Since that time, Kington has refined the routing and design of the golf courses and overall master for Foster’s Farm. A short course and one-acre putting green have been added as additional amenities, as well as additional guest villas. The championship golf course has been reduced from the original 21 hole layout to 18 holes including a new Hole 3 and new Hole 5. Adjustments to the design of several other holes have been made based on refinements in the field as the removal of the timber and construction of the golf course progresses.