Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2024

52 COMPANIES A-Z Scott Macpherson Golf Design 1 Park Avenue Edinburgh EH15 1JT Scotland UK Tel: +44 7919 244146 Scott Macpherson Golf Design (SMGD) provides a tailored design service for everything from new golf course masterplanning, to design solutions for golf course renovations, driving ranges and shortgame areas. Its clients include resorts, members’ clubs, and private clients for championship or public courses. SMGD has a specialist interest in designing environmentally sensitive golf courses that create habitat areas, improve biodiversity, and seek to minimise inputs and maintenance costs. With dedicated on-site supervision, the design firm ensures every green, tee and bunker are individually tailored to naturally fit the land. SMGD designs attractive, eco-friendly and strategically fun golf courses that suit golfers of all ages and abilities, and the business needs of the clients. Some of the design firm’s landmark projects are: • Millbrook Resort – winner of Golf Inc’s ‘New Development of the Year 2023’ and host of the New Zealand Open in 2023 and 2024. • R oyal Wellington Golf Club – host venue of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship. • C lose House – the Colt course has been ranked in the top 100 in the UK and Ireland and hosted the British Masters in 2017 and 2020. • G olf it! – The R&A’s new facility opened in Glasgow in 2023. Simon Gidman Golf Course Architects Wychwood House 43 Shipton Road Ascott–under–Wychwood Oxfordshire OX7 6AG UK Tel: +44 1993 830441 The company was formed in 1991 by Simon Gidman and planner Nicholas Blakemore. Gidman began his career as a professional golfer, before studying Landscape Architecture at Leeds Polytechnic and working as an assistant to Hawtree Ltd. Gidman is a past president of the EIGCA and vice president of the former British Institute of Golf Course Architects. He has lectured regularly for the British Greenkeepers Association at BTME in Harrogate and for the English Golf Union on their roadshows. The company has vast experience in the design and construction of new courses as well as renovation and remodelling of existing courses. More recently the company have been involved with the masterplanning of major housing/golf developments for Dar Al-Handasah in Dubai, Solidere in Ajman and H2omes in Abuja, Nigeria. The company has also been involved with the planning and creation of a number of golf courses created from imported soils such as The Centurion, Hart Common and Stonebridge.