Golf Course Builders Association of America
6040 S. 58th Street, Ste D
Lincoln, NE 68516
Phone: 402.476.4444
Fax: 402.476.4489

Jonathon Lee Scott
July 5, 1949 - May 23, 2021

We are saddened to share with you, our fellow GCBAA Members, the news of the passing of Jon Scott. Jon's leadership will be greatly missed by the entire golf industry. May he rest in peace.

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that Jonathon Lee Scott passed from this world on Sunday, May 23rd, 2021, in Traverse City, Michigan, after a one-year battle with pancreatic cancer in his home surrounded by his family. He was 71 years old.

On July 5th, 1949, Jon was born in Scottville, Michigan, to Robert and Lois Scott and later graduated from Michigan State University, where he remained an avid Spartan fan for life. In his over 40-year career in Golf Management, he became one of the top leaders in the field of agronomy consulting and assisting in both golf course design and operation with companies such as The PGA Tour and Nicklaus Design. Throughout his career, he is remembered as being an advocate for perfection as well as people. He retired in 2014 but remained active in his consulting firm with clients all over the world.

When not working, Jon was an active pilot and could be seen flying his 1965 Cessna 172F over northern Michigan and soaking up the outdoors boating on Black Lake with his family. He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Anne (Schell) Scott; daughter, Brenda (Brian) Wlazlo; stepsons, Joel and Tom Krause; sisters, Jan and Ed Wagner and Jyl and James Gaskin, as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Please join us for his interment on Saturday, June 12th, 2:00 pm at St. Paul’s Catholic Cemetery, Onaway, MI 49765 to remember his life. The family asks that anyone attending and not vaccinated kindly wear a mask.

A small reception will follow at the Scott Family home: 4254 County Road 489, Onaway, MI.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Jon’s honor to First Tee ( international youth development organization introducing the game of golf and its inherent values to kids and teens, or Folds of Honor ( to benefit the children of killed and injured U.S. Military soldiers.

To view this online obituary, please Click Here.