David Williams Golf Design offers a complete integrated solution to golf design projects. With over 25 years’ experience in golf course design, the practice has been involved in over 150 completed projects, with direct involvement in over 30 new golf courses in Britain and throughout Europe.
The practice undertakes work generally in the name of its principal, David Williams, who has built 20 new golf courses in his own name during the last 15 years. He also serves as Consultant Golf Course Architect to PGA European Tour Chairman and leading British golfer Neil Coles, in his golf design practice, Neil Coles & Associates.
David Williams Golf Design has established a strong reputation in designing very high quality golf courses at affordable costs. By providing accurate and detailed drawings, together with precise specifications, the practice’s philosophy is that the standard of information provided at the outset for their clients, planners and ultimately the constructors, should equal that provided in architectural and engineering fields.
Whether for new build or renovation schemes, ensuring the projects are built to budget and on programme has resulted in the practice gaining many repeat orders, with clients returning to David Williams Golf Design for subsequent projects, confident that their financial and project aspirations will be realised.
By also incorporating the values of landscape design and golf course architecture, acceptable, effective and economical solutions are produced, reflecting the practice’s philosophy to “lay the golf course gently on the landscape”. This approach has been demonstrated in two recent 18 hole layouts, both constructed in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and both of which only gained Planning Consent after Public Inquiries.
This integration enables David Williams Golf Design to give a “one stop” shop approach to all golf design projects, whether “new build” or renovation, with all aspects of the golf design, including agronomy, quantity surveying, project management and landscape design being undertaken.
DAVID J. WILLIAMS, BSc.(Hons), B.Arch(Hons) EIGCA
Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects
1972 Gained degree of Bachelor of Science (in General Architectural Studies) from Bath University, England.
1974 Gained degree of Bachelor of Architecture from Bath University, England.
1982 Appointed Consultant Golf Course Architect to Huggett Coles & Associates (to 1986)
1985 Appointed Consultant Golf Course Architect to Tour Developments, the Golf Design arm of the PGA European Tour (to 1989)
1986 Appointed Consultant Golf Course Architect to Neil Coles & Associates (to present)
1990 Formed David Williams Golf Design, specialising in golf course design and development
1991 Elected Member of British Institute of Golf Course Architects.
1994 Elected onto Committee (now Council) of British Institute of Golf Course Architects
1999 Elected Vice-President of British Institute of Golf Course Architects (BIGCA)
2000 Merger of British Institute of Golf Course Architects with European Society of Golf Course Architects (ESGA) based in Vienna, and Association Française des Architectes de Golf (AFAG) based in Paris, to form one united body to represent all golf course architects in Europe, to be known as the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.
2000 David Williams is elected the first President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.
David Williams Golf Design has designed over 30 new courses throughout Europe, from 9 hole par 3 courses to 18 & 36 hole Championship layouts. Find Out More »
David Williams Golf Design is involved in renovation projects throughout Great Britain & Europe advising clubs on the best methods to update their course. Find Out More »
David Williams Golf Design provides consultancy services to many organizations and authorities, on the subject of golf course design and architecture. Find Out More »
With over 25 years’ experience in golf course design, the practice has been involved in over 100 completed projects. Find Out More »