Ben Crenshaw has long been recognized as a historian and traditionalist. Since seeing The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts at age sixteen, he has held a fascination with golf architecture. His is an appreciation of the game's subtleties gained from years of study and the experience of a successful playing career spanning over three decades and nineteen P.G.A. Tour victories including the 1984 and 1995 Masters. Competition has taken Crenshaw to many of the world's most renowned golf courses where he has spent considerable time analyzing their design and construction techniques. His entry into the golf architecture business brought closer a life long goal of creating quality golf courses in the classical style. Prior to the formation of Coore & Crenshaw, Inc., Crenshaw served as a player consultant on the design and construction of the TPC Course at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas, site of the annual Byron Nelson Classic.
Crenshaw, a native Texan, attended the University of Texas and still resides in Austin with his wife, Julie, and daughters Katherine, Claire, and Anna Riley.