The GCA Team

Graham Cooke

Graham Cooke  B.Sc.L.A.
Golf Course Architect / President

Graham Cooke obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from Michigan State University in 1972.  After apprenticing with Howard Watson for a couple of  years, he formed his own golf course design company in 1973.  Since then, Graham Cooke & Associates has designed and overseen the construction of over 100 golf courses and has provided golf course design and renovation services for over 600 clients located around the world.  Graham is also an accomplished accomplished amateur golfer having won numerous national and international tournaments.  


Corey Black

Corey Black  B.Sc.L.A.
Golf Course Architect

Corey Black obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Massachusetts in 2002 and has worked with Graham Cooke ever since providing golf course design services.



Candido Besso
Project Manager / Construction Co-ordinator - EUROPE / BRAZIL

Candido Besso has worked in the Italian golf industry for over 35 years.  Working alongside Graham Cooke since the late 1980s, Candido Besso is an important part of the GCA Team providing GCA golf course design and construction co-ordination services to our clients in both Europe and Brazil 


Wayne Carleton

Wayne S. Carleton B.L.A.
Golf Course Architect

Wayne S. Carleton obtained an Associate Diploma in Horticulture from the University of Guelph in 1986 and a Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture in 1991. He has worked alongside Graham Cooke ever since. In 1991, Wayne moved to British Columbia to head up GCA's Western Office.

Together with Graham Cooke and the rest of the GCA Team, Wayne provides golf course architectural services to clients in western North America under the banner of Cooke Carleton International.


Yannick Pilon

Yannick Pilon  B.Sc.L.A.
Golf Course Architect

Yannick Pilon obtained his Bachelor's Degree in Landscape Architecture from the University of Montreal in 1998 and has worked alongside Graham Cooke for the past 14 years in the design and development of GCA golf courses located across North America and Europe.


John Wainwright John Wainwright  B.Sc.
Office Manager

John Wainwright has been working with Graham Cooke for over 19 years.  He manages the office and provides valuable administrative and clerical support on all GCA projects.


Nathalie Turcotte  B.A.A.

Nathalie Turcotte has been GCA's Comptroller / Accountant for the past 24years and looks after all of the company's accounting needs.  


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