This provides me with clear objectives for golf course designs and also the experience and perspective to enable me to achieve those goals.
My desire is to design courses to challenge players of all levels while providing an environment which will be enjoyable for all players. If a course is to host professional tournaments, the common design fault is to create a layout and features that are challenging for the professional, but impossibly difficult for those golfers who will play the course for the remainder of the year. It is these golfers that will determine the financial success of any new development, therefore the design must ensure that the course is playable by golfers of all abilities. At the same time the course, when appropriate, must challenge, fairly, the better player.
European Golf Design
European Golf Design was established in 1992 as a Joint Venture between the European Tour and IMG in order to provide a golf course design service for both parent companies and their various tournament and client based golf projects. Since then, EGD’s skills have become recognised by a variety of clients, not only those interested in tournament golf.
I am working with EGD on the Blairs College project in Aberdeen.