With the 2009 departure of Bob Harrison, Harley Kruse took over the role of head designer with the Australian office of Greg Norman Golf Course Design. Kruse was the principal designer on projects like the Norman Course at Mission Hills in China, Jade Palace in South Korea and Settler's Run in Australia. He was also lead architect on the impressive Dunes Course at the Danang Golf Club in Vietnam.
When Norman closed down his Australian operations in mid-2010 Kruse left the company. He had previously worked for Thomson, Wolveridge & Perrett. Toward the end of 2010 Kruse formed a partnership with his former boss at Greg Norman GCD, Bob Harrison. Together the new Harrison + Kruse Golf Design business aims to service the Asia Pacific region, by offering clients the experience and skills of Norman's former design team, without the excessive signature design fee. Given their experience in the Asia region, in particular in China, and with an outstanding portfolio of estate and residential golf projects, this is a high-quality design team that perspective clients should give serious consideration to. They are one of the best credentialed and most talented design partnerships currently operating in Asia.