European Golf Design - Vision E-Magazine Issue 2 - Spring 2018 - Page 4

Tournament Play

As in previous years, a number of courses we have designed, co-designed or renovated will be hosting events this year on the European Tour, Staysure Tour, European Challenge Tour and one jointly sanctioned by the LPGA and LET.

This year, that list includes:

West Course at Wentworth Club, England

Nord Course at Green Eagle Resort, Germany

Le Golf National, France

Evian Resort, France

Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland

The Dutch, Holland

Morgado do Reguengo, Portugal

Lighthouse Resort, Bulgaria

In The News

And The Winner Is...

Everyone is entitled to an opinion and most of us are quite happy to share the benefit of our own infinite wisdom with anyone that will listen. So it’s hardly surprising that one of the more regular features in the media is lists of the ‘Top 10 this’ and the ‘Top 100 that’. Many of these lists are so subjective and arbitrary as to be meaningless. However, some of the better ones are put together by Chris Bertram and his colleagues at Golf World UK. Among the requirements for inclusion in their list is the obligation that the members of the panel actually have to have visited the course in question, which is a surprisingly rare necessity in many of the other lists.

With that in mind, we were especially pleased to see how some of our courses had fared in three recent lists published by Golf World. Their list of the Top 100 Golf Resorts in the UK and Ireland features no less than ten courses designed, co-designed or renovated by us, including seven in the top 50. In the Top 100 Golf Resorts in Continental Europe, nine of our designs, co-designs or renovations featured, including three in the top 10. And in the Top 100 Courses in Continental Europe rankings, we have been involved as designer or co-designer at five courses, with another two featuring where we have been involved in renovations.

We’re equally proud to have been included in Golf Inc. magazine’s list of the Top 10 Golf Architects in the world, which featured in their January 2018 issue.

We don’t do what we do to get included in lists, but can’t help admitting that it is gratifying when our work is recognised by others as having some quality.