Kyle is a talented and accomplished golf course architect, consultant, builder, and project manager. Since joining the design business in 2000, he has played a key role creating several of the most innovative and acclaimed courses built in the last decades. Several of these courses can be found in the American and World Top 100 rankings. Included in that list are two of the three highest ranked golf courses built in the last 80 years -- Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Oregon and Barnbougle Dunes in Australia for architect Tom Doak. He has also played a key role enacting the restoration plans of several classic courses. Included in that list is the highly profiled restoration of Pinehurst #2 by Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw for the 2014 U.S Open. Lastly, he played a key role as an onsite representative building the 2016 Olympics Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Hanse Golf Design. 


Kyle’s project as architect at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club won the 2013 Golf Magazine Resort Renovation of the Year Award. The project also moved the Pinehurst area course into the Golfweek Top 100 Rankings for the first time. The design and construction work has been noted for its ability to achieve award winning results at well under half the price of most large scale restorations. He has since added several other consulting relationships including the Country Club of Charleston, site of the 2019 U.S. Women’s Open, Minikahda Club, site of the 2017 U.S. Senior Amateur, and Pine Needles Resort, recently selected as the site of the 2019 U.S. Senior Women’s Open. As Owner/Operator of KMF Golf Course Design, he has gained valuable international experience at all levels from permitting through course finishing. In addition, Kyle has traveled extensively studying the architecture of the world’s great courses. His travels include a year overseas studying 120 of Britain’s greatest links and heathland classics.

Kyle Franz is a delightful young man and has that quality that is necessary for great Golf Architecture. The eye! He sees and relates to the project in a way that the normal viewer cannot grasp
— Michael J. Fay, Captain, Donald Ross Society