Litten is well known in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, where he has designed three projects for His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Defense Minister of the U.A.E. Litten’s reputation extends to Japan, as well, where he designed the $100 million 18 hole Aoki Golf Club at Hyogo with golfing legend lsao Aoki, and where Litten has already finished Bato Country Club, Green Academy, and Tanegashima Golf Club. Australia, England and the British West Indies are other areas that enjoy his designs.
Overall, Litten has been involved with more than 110 golf courses, 50 of which he worked on while with Robert Von Hagge and Bruce Devlin from 1967 to 1979. He began to establish his own reputation in the 1980’s and today he operates out of Asheville, North Carolina.
After studying Architecture at Ohio University, Karl moved to Florida in 1957. He worked as a surveyor for a civil engineering firm in Miami for 10 years, becoming involved in land planning, drainage, and irrigation. It is this civil engineering background that enhances Litten’s golf courses and makes him a “developer’s architect.”