Fred Muller


A graduate of Georgia State University, Fred Muller was the head golf professional at Crystal Downs Country Club from 1977-2018.

Throughout more than 40 years as a PGA of America Professional, Muller has competed on the USPGA Tour, the Australasian Tour, and the South American PGA Tour. In 1981, he won the Michigan Open at Grand Traverse Resort, near Traverse City.  Mike DeVries’ first “real” job was working for Fred in the bag room back in 1979 and Fred has been one of Mike’s mentors on golf ever since.

With a passionate interest in golf architecture, Muller has used his worldly travels as an opportunity to play and study many of the world’s greatest courses. He is today regarded as an authority on the design style and philosophy of legendary golf architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie, who laid-out Crystal Downs during the late 1920s in collaboration with Perry Maxwell.

Muller’s passion for golf, broad range of experience over more than fifty-five years in the game, and his well-respected knowledge of golf design and course operations provide DeVries Designs, Inc. and our clients with an invaluable perspective throughout the golf course development process.