Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., 89, dies

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Golf-course architect Lloyd M. Clifton Sr., died Dec. 10, 2013 at the age of 89 years old.

Clifton belonged to the American Society of Golf Course Architects and was a founding member of the CEC Design Group, which has offices based in DeLand, Fla., and Wildwood, Fla. He is perhaps best known for his design work at The Villages, a retirement community in Central Florida.

Clifton's group is responsible for developing 603 of the 630 golf holes at The Villages. His other layouts include: Grey Oaks, Naples, Fla.; Hunters Creek, Orlando, Fla.; Highland Creek, Charlotte, N.C.; Debary Plantation, Debary, Fla.; and Plantation Bay, Ormond Beach, Fla. readers: We value your input and welcome your comments, but please be respectful in this forum.