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John's Bio

PO Box 163373
Austin, TX 78716
(512) 970-9001


John Houck
Premier Master Designer

John started playing disc sports around 1975 and has devoted his whole life to disc sports. He has worked in this industry continuously since 1982 full time. His contributions to disc golf are listed below, and he is the # 1 disc golf course designer in the world, not just by sheer volume, but mainly by the quality and innovative designs which set the bar higher with each course he creates. No one living today has designed more Championship courses than John, and he is known as a "living legend" for his contributions. He continues to passionately design and consult regularly.

Total Designs:
105+ Solo Designs-more than anyone living today
50+ Co-Designs & Consultations

Design Distinctions:
2017- #1 Course in the world by Player Reviews on DGCourseReview.com
2016, 2015, 2015, 2013 & 2012 - #1 & #2 ranked course in the world
17+ Solo Designs for PDGA National & World Championship, more than anyone living today
First Tournament Level Course in a 550+Acre Multi-Use Business Park
#1 Ranked course in Canada and #1 Ranked courses in multiple states
Head of Course Design at International Disc Golf Center (IDGC)
45+ Articles published on disc golf course design including the PDGA Magazine
Owned and operated 5 Private Championship level courses
Designed and consulted in 19 states and 2 Provinces in Canada

John Houck Courses:
At the end of 2017 John's courses were rated #1, #2, and #7, making him the first designer to ever have three courses in the Top 10). He also became the first designer to ever have four courses in the Top Twenty.

#1-Rated Course in the World for the last 6 years (Selah Lakeside in Talco, Texas from 2012-2016, Harmony Bends in Columbia, Missouri 2017 )

#2-Rated Course in the World (Selah Lakeside in Talco, Texas)

#7-Rated Course in the World (Selah Creekside, Talco, Texas)

#1-Rated Course in Canada (Hillcrest Farm, Prince Edward Island – site of 2018 Canadian Nationals)

#1, #2, #3, and #4-Rated Courses in Texas (Selah Ranch and Trey Deuce Ranch)

#1-Rated Course in Missouri (Harmony Bends in Columbia)

#1 and #2-Rated Courses in Georgia (Hobbs Farm in Carrollton and WR Jackson Memorial in Augusta)

#1-Rated Course in Alabama (the Admiral in Semmes)

#2-Rated Course in Massachusetts (Nantucket Disc Golf Course)

Top 10-Rated Courses in Washington State, New York State, and North Carolina

Coming soon: Top Tier Courses in California and Louisiana

*All data based on player reviews at dgcoursereview.com

Tournament Director & Producer:
200+ Disc Sports Tournaments Directed
30+ World & National Championships Directed
Creator & Host of WBDGW (an international event that introduces the sport around the world)
Creator & Host of PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships, PDGA Major
Creator & Host of Texas Teams, the largest team tournament in the world
Director of World Disc Golf Championships
Director of World Junior/Collegiate Overall Championships
Creator of National Doubles Championships
Creator of Circular Skies Over Texas Tour, one of the largest tours in the country at the time

Past Positions & Achievements:
Commissioner (PDGA Board), Professional Disc Golf Association, 1998 - 1999
President, Disc Golf Foundation, from inception - 2014
Elected to Disc Golf Hall of Fame, 1998
Emcee of National Frisbee Festival, World Freestyle Championships, US Open
Star of "Learn To Play Disc Golf" videotape, the first instructional video tape ever made for the sport
Two-Time World Champion, Freestyle
Co-host of PDGA World Championships videotape/DVD
Narrator for PDGA National Tour DVD
Pro Player in over 100 tournaments in disc sports
Co-founder, Millennium Golf Discs

Current Positions:
Co-Creator, The Art & Business of Disc Golf Course Design, Course Design Workshop
Contributing Writer, PDGA Disc Golfer Magazine
Co-founder & Co-Owner, Circular Productions, LLC
Co-founder & Co-Owner, HouckDesign
Creator, World’s Biggest Disc Golf Weekend
Creator & Tournament Director, PDGA Amateur World Doubles Championships
Tournament Director, Texas Teams Champions (Largest Team Tournament from 2000-2014)

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Circular Productions - Disc Golf Course Design, Disc Golf Equipment, Disc Golf Tournaments, Disc Golf Tee Signs, and other Disc Golf Services

Circular Productions - Disc Golf Course Design, Disc Golf Equipment, Disc Golf Tournaments, Disc Golf Tee Signs, and other Disc Golf Services