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Paul Cushing

Paul Cushing has a unique ability to revive challenged turfgrass playing conditions. He is adept at restoring deprived soils with sound chemistry solutions and has a keen eye for intricate details. Implementing these particular details in his personalized maintenance programs transform good golf courses into great golf courses. With his 35+ years of experience in the Golf and Sports Turf Industries, Paul has a proven track record for taking complex problems and immediately turning difficulties into workable solutions. Paul will build strong personnel teams with his energy, passion and involved hand’s on approach. His communication skills with management, members and staff are unassuming but highly effective in achieving results over the short and long term. Paul has the ability to handle a diverse and wide assortment of projects from private clubs, public facilities, resorts, construction/grow-in and sports turf complexes. With his combined agronomic knowledge and track record of success, Paul Cushing is the turf professional you need to assist your facility in reaching its maximum potential.


  • Bachelor of Science

Ornamental Horticulture – Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

  • Member of the Golf Course Superintendent’s Association of America

35 years

  • Qualified Applicator’s License – CA Department of Pesticide Regulation 

  • Managed Four (4) Top-100 Golf Courses in America

Torrey Pines Golf Course, CA

The Riviera Country Club, CA

Shadow Creek Golf Club, NV

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, NV

  • Hosted Ten (10) PGA Tour Events

Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course

Nissan Los Angeles Open at The Riviera Country Club

  • Hosted 77th PGA Championship

               The Riviera Country Club, CA

  • Course Preparation & Set Up 111th United States Open Championship

Congressional Country Club holes 10-18, Bethesda, MD. 2011

  • Course Preparation & Set Up 112th United States Open Championship

The Olympic Club holes 1-9, San Francisco, CA. 2012

  • Course Preparation & Set Up 114th United States Open Championship

Pinehurst Resort Course No. 2 holes 1-9, Pinehurst, NC. 2014

  • Secured 121st United States Open Championship

              Torrey Pines Golf Course, CA 2021

  • Hosted Four (4) Callaway Junior World Championships

               Torrey Pines Golf Course, CA

  • Hosted One (1) Isuzu Celebrity Golf Championship

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, NV

  • Hosted Two (2) Golf Course Superintendent’s Association National Championships

The Grand Del Mar Resort, CA

Torrey Pines Golf Course, CA

  • Hosted Three (3) New Year’s Day Rose Bowl Games

The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, CA

  • Built Four (4) Golf Courses from the rough grading stage, to irrigation and drainage installation, to grassing and grow-in, concluding with opening & day to day operations

Vellano Country Club, CA

Saddle Creek Golf Club, CA

Teal Bend Golf Club, CA

Pheasant Run Golf Course, CA

  • Renovated Thirteen (13) Golf Courses ranging from green’s reconstruction, tee reconstruction and bunker reconstruction; irrigation renovation & water reduction; re-grassing of greens, tees and fairways; habitat enhancement and mitigation of natural habitat.

Torrey Pines Golf Course, CA

The Riviera Country Club, CA

Shadow Creek Golf Club, NV

Edgewood Tahoe Golf Club, NV

The Grand Del Mar Resort, CA

North Ranch Country Club, CA

San Joaquin Country Club, CA

Fort Washington Country Club, CA

Industry Hills Golf Club & Resort, CA

Las Vegas Golf Center, NV

Friendly Hills Country Club, CA

Granite Bay Golf Club, CA

Balboa Park Golf Course, CA

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