“Josh Smith understands golf and he is an amazing talent artistically. Combine the two and you get something way out of the ordinary. You get paintings that reflect the heart and soul of not only golf but the land it sits on. I have known Josh for four years and he has produced amazing things for me. I would trust him to paint anything and would recommend him without reservation to anyone.”

Tom Lehman, Professional Golfer

“I have seen how Josh Smith’s career has been molded by his love of golf, from playing competitively through high school and college to building golf course as a construction superintendent. I am not surprised that his passion for the game and his creativity have led him in this new direction of expressing himself through his oil paintings.”

Kyle Phillips, Golf Course Architect

“Josh, thank you for sending your painting of Pacific Dunes. It is currently out being framed and since our new office is nearly finished it will finally have a deserving home... I would not hesitate to recommend you to our other clients when they express interest in artwork. ”

Tom Doak, Golf Course Architect

“It looks great. I like the 'eyebrows' on the dunes a lot. And the cloud formations are very good. I sure do like the Bandon Trails hole 1 painting, too.”

Mike Keiser, Owner Bandon Dunes Golf Resort

"Josh Smith has an incredible talent for looking at a golf course with a golfer's eye and bringing out the textures of the course in his paintings. Having an original piece of fine art is something to cherish, especially when the subject is close to your heart, and Josh's art shows his passion for the game and painting. Everybody that sees his work is truly amazed by it and wants to have one done of their favorite hole."

Mike DeVries, Golf Course Architect

"Royal County Down’s rugged landscape combined with the gorse and varied grasses provide it with great texture and a raw appeal. To capture its stunning nature yet not make it look ‘pressed and pretty’ was clearly the challenge that Josh undertook when he agreed to paint for me the 3rd hole from atop the dune behind the green. I can’t adequately express how thrilled I was when I received the final painting. Josh’s skill with subtle shades of color is evident throughout, from the burnt-out fairways with their shades of beige to the gorse to the distant Mountains of Mourne. Though I would have thought this to be a fairly complex undertaking, Josh made it appear easy. He shared several revisions with me along the way and he was a delight to work with throughout the entire process."

Ran Morrissett, Founder, Golf Club Atlas

"The Painting of the 11th hole at Pacific Dunes really captures the details of the hole. Your ability to transform a painting into a three dimensional picture really gives the hole a character not seen in a reproduction photograph. Keep up the good work, I have seen some of your latest work, recently I was at The San Francisco Golf Club and saw your painting of # 10 at SFGC hanging on the wall, well done. I am sure I will see more of your work in the future."

Jim Urbina

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