|H.B. Clark, Disc Golf Course Architect
H. B. Clark has over 40 years of course design experience, both as a volunteer and then as a full time
professional. He has been on the Professional Disc Golf Association Pro Tour since 1977, having won events in
most years and cashed as a top player in each year. Major tour finishes include 8th in the 2005 World
Championships – Grand Master Division, 2nd in the 2002 European Championships – Masters Division, and 3rd
in the 2003 British Open – Open Division. He has hosted and run events since the late 70’s, and prior to that
played competitive disc games winning state championships in freestyle, distance, maximum time aloft, disc golf,
DDC, guts, and accuracy as well as numerous overall state championship titles. He was a player and coach of
the Western Kentucky University Ultimate team, and founder and past president of the Bowling Green Disc Golf
Club and a past President of the Louisville Disc Golf Club.
HB has designed 95 courses in 10 states, and completed design/build projects on 30 courses in 6 states.
HB has made presentations on disc golf to the Kentucky Recreation and Parks Society, the Tennessee Parks
and Recreation Association, the American Camps Association, as well as numerous Park Boards and
Foundations,and Tourism Departments at the state and local level.
He has taught disc for classes at the elementary, high school, and university levels, and taught community
education classes for families and individuals. He has hosted clinics for season players and community groups
throughout his disc career. He has played on three continents, and competed in major tournaments in Canada,
England, Scotland, Norway, and Sweden. In the United States he has toured extensively from coast to coast and
is well known on tour as both a competitor and a promoter of the sport of disc golf.
HB has been the creator and tournament director of 100s of Professional Disc Golf Association events starting in
1977, and in 2018 he managed 5 PDGA "A-tier" events drawing 1626 players. His newsletter has over 6000
players keeping up to date with the events he hosts and seeing new courses designed and opened.
HB created the "Amateur Championship at Bowling Green", one of the longest running and largest events in the
world. He also was instrumental in creating "Morristown - The Disc Golf Capital of Tennessee" by designing 4
courses and hosting the Tennessee State Championships each year.
H. B. Clark has been designing disc golf courses since 1974, starting with “object” courses on the campus of
WKU and at Hobson Grove Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky. He is known for excellent temporary tournament
course design (Lampkin Park in BG and George Rogers Clark Park in Louisville) as well as the following
permanent park designs
In addition to design, The HBC Group, LLC did design/build progects on the 30 underlined projects above,
including clearing foilage, setting all hardware, pouring tees, and providing all equipment. Upgraded signs and
information kiosk and maps have been provided for numerous existing public courses as well.
Beyond disc golf, HB is a graduate of Western Kentucky University’s Environmental Engineering Technology
program, with continuing University training in Civil and Electrical Engineering, and a Masters Degree from
Webster University in Computer and Information Resources Management. He started a professional career
South Central Bell in 1978 as an Outside Plant Engineer, and after numerous management positions in Bowling
Green, Ky. and Louisville, Ky. retired from the Regulatory Department of BellSouth. He is currently a Rotarian, a
member and past Chairman of the Board of the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Focus
Louisville, Leadership Bowling Green, and Leadership Kentucky.