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 »
May 22nd, 2018
Following the very successful completion of his first unique design for a private client of a totally private golf course, Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, David Williams has now completed a second version at a different venue.
As he explains ”The first course, designed to offer a full length 18 hole course using only five green and tee complexes, was successfully opened in summer 2015. A relative of the client was invited to test it out, and also as a low handicap player, immediately realised that he would like a similar concept on his own private estate”. Continue Reading »
July 5th, 2017
With the current interest in the creation of reversible golf courses, David Williams has taken the concept even further in the building of a totally flexible golf course for a private client on the mainland of Europe.
As David explains, “I developed the concept when a client wished a golf facility purely for his own private use on a site of approx. 50 acres/20 hectares around his house on his private estate. His requirements were for a facility which replicated as closely as possible a full 18 hole round of golf, for the use of himself, family and friends, but without having to build – or ultimately maintain – 18 individual holes, greens and tees. It was then that the concept was born, of a course consisting of five zones, each with a full size green and tee. The tee in each zone has four possible “destinations” in each of the other four zones, which, with five zones, gives 20 possible holes, as shown in drawing 01. 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
Following their recent successful collaboration in the renovation and rebuilding of Holes 9, 10 and 11 at Real Golf de Pedreña, near Santander in northern Spain, UK based golf architects David Williams Golf Design and Madrid based contractors Garden & Golf have completed another project for the Club, in the design and construction of a Short Game Practice Area. Continue Reading »