• Golf Team Europe.png
  • Jon Rahm
  • Ryder Cup 2020
  • Photo of Jack Nicklaus
  • Catriona Matthew
  • Solheim Cup 2021
  • Collin Morikawa & Xander Schauffele
  • Ryder Cup 2021

Golf’s elite: Course designers

This Who’s Who in Golf section profiles the top professional and amateur players through history. Also included are the world’s most renowned golf course designers, as well as notable others who have contributed significantly to the game of golf in the category "Course designers". Use the search box below to discover more.

England
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect; army officer.
Canada
Golf course architect.
England
Golf Club Secretary, golf course architect and amateur golfer.
Canada
Accomplished amateur golfer; golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect, author and artist.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect and writer.
Scotland
Golf course architect, professional golfer, club maker, golf instructor and writer.
Scotland
Golf course architect, professional golfer, club maker, greenkeeper.
USA
Golf course architect, amateur golfer, champion of women's golf.
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect and amateur golfer.
USA
Golf course architect; chemical engineer.
USA
Accomplished amateur golfer and golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect, greenkeeper and writer.
England
Amateur county cricketer; golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
Canada
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
England
Landowner; army officer (21st Lancers, Leicestershire Yeomanry and Royal Horse Artillery); Conservative MP for Horncastle, Lincs (next to Woodhall Spa); High Sherrif (of Rutland); President of the English Golf Union; golf course architect; golf writer.
USA
Army officer (Special Forces "Green Berets"); golf course architect; golf writer.
England
Golf course architect; army officer; accomplished amateur golfer.
USA
Golf course architect and author.
USA
Golf course architect and author.
England
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect, founding Vice-President of the USGA, amateur golfer and author (notably of "Scotland's Gift: Golf").
Scotland
Golf course architect and writer.
USA
Banker; golf course architect.
Canada
Golf course architect.
Scotland
Golf course architect
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect; military pilot.
England
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect
Canada
Golf course architect and writer.
Canada
Golf course architect.
USA
Golf course architect.
Scotland
Golf course designer, professional golfer, club pro, greenkeeper, club-maker and golf instructor.
USA
Golf course architect.
England
Golf course architect, golf writer, barrister, artist, art critic and collector (books, cigars, persian carpets, wines and walking sticks).
USA
Golf course architect, botanist and author.
Canada
Golf course architect, amateur golfer, soldier, writer, entrepreneur.
USA
Golf course architect, golf journalist, author and poet.
USA
Golf course architect

Find a course

Or

Where2Golf Spotlight

Tournaments:
Solheim Cup: can Europe defend the most prestigious team trophy in women’s professional golf, when the 17th Solheim Cup is played out at the Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio (Sept 4-6).

Italian Open: Nicolai Højgaard recorded his first European Tour win (Sept 5), just a week after his twin brother Rasmus landed the European Masters title (Aug 29); the first brothers to win back-to-back on the European Tour.

Who's Who:
Patrick Cantlay: moved into the world top 5, after winning the final two FedEx Cup playoff events and scooping the $15 million first prize.

Trish Johnson: kept the Senior LPGA Championship trophy in European hands, with her second win in this event in its four-year history.

Latest Golf Course Updates

Golf World Top 100: Best Golf Courses in Europe. From France to Spain to the Netherlands and Norway, the Golf World Top 100 panel reveals the places you have to play (published 20 October 2021).

New 27-hole golf complex to be built in southern Belgium
A new golf complex in southern Belgium, close to the border with Luxembourg, will start construction in June 2021.

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club "makes its tournament debut with the hosting of the Italian Open on the European Tour" by Richard Humphreys

Gamble Sands opens short course:
David McLay Kidd’s 14-hole QuickSands short course has opened for play at Gamble Sands in Brewster, Washington.

Travel

Discover the world's finest heathland courses located in Surrey / Berkshire

Popular videos

You can subscribe to the Where2Golf channel on YT if you like to see more video content. You'll find a "Subscribe" button on any of our YouTube videos. Or if you want a quick and direct access subscribe here. Once done, any new published videos will show up in your Subscriptions feed.

Ryder Cup 2021 at Whistling Straits

What is the Golf World Top 100?

The Dutch Open 2021 at Bernardus