January 31st, 2020
David Williams…….and the 30th Anniversary Book
- 34 new courses built throughout UK and mainland Europe
- Courses include European Tour, Seniors Tour and Ladies Tour venues
- Projects built in over a dozen different countries
- Over 200 clubs assisted throughout UK and mainland Europe
- And why the 17th hole has to be a par 3!
North Wales based, David Williams Golf Design, International Golf Course Architects, celebrated its 30th birthday on the first day of this year, having been formed on 1st January 1990 – and later the same month, David Williams himself celebrated his own 70th birthday.
This coincidence led to a remarkable gift, celebrating both occasions, arranged and given by David’s son, Thomas, a journalist and his daughter, Ffion, a PR Manager. As David explains, “Without my knowledge, they took the details from the DWGD website of the over 30 new courses which we had designed or co-designed throughout the UK and Europe in those 30 years, and between them contacted each club for up-to-date professionally taken photos of each course to include in a printed book. They designed and arranged the photos into a large A3 size glossy hardback book featuring every course. A wonderful surprise – and a magnificent momento, not only of my own 70th birthday, but also of the 30 years of David Williams Golf Design”. Continue Reading »
April 11th, 2016
DWGD has been consulting at Real Golf de Pedreña, near Santander in northern Spain, for the past 5 years, initially in the renovation of holes 3 and 5 in Spring 2012 with new tees, bunkers and greens throughout both holes. Continue Reading »
April 11th, 2016
DWGD designed the highly successful 18 hole course at Westerham on the Kent/Surrey border, which opened in 1997. Originally owned by the late Ron Noades of Crystal Palace FC fame, the tree-lined 6300 yard long venue is an extremely popular course for members and visitors alike. Continue Reading »
April 10th, 2016
In association with Neil Coles & Associates, DWGD has recently prepared full design and Masterplan for the exciting new golf and housing development entitled The Yorkshire @ Rossington Hall, based on 400 acres of rolling land adjacent to the village of Rossington near Doncaster in South Yorkshire. Continue Reading »
December 17th, 2012
Ranked earlier this year as Spain’s No 1 course in the prestigeous top100courses website, the Stadium course at PGA Catalunya Resort, along with it’s sister Tour Course, once again hosted the dramatic Final of the European Tour Qualifying School.
Held for the third year in succession at the resort, the early December event was a six round tournament, with the leading 25 players (plus ties) qualifying to secure playing rights for the 2013 European Tour schedule. Over 120 players – who had qualified from earlier Qualifying events, played two rounds each over both courses, before a cut and the leaders playing their final two rounds over The Stadium Course.
The winner was England’s John Parry with nineteen under par after six rounds, whilst at the other end of the spectrum, a number of Europe’s finest players – including former Ryder Cup players – failed to retain their cards.