November 13th, 2018
Construction work has been completed on the David Williams’ designed total transformation of the Short Game Practice Area at Real Sociadad Hípica Española Club de Campo (RSHECC) on the northern outskirts of Madrid, Spain.
As David, Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects explains ..”The 36 hole venue was originally designed by American architect Robert Von Hagge in the late 1990s. Although there were two large practice putting greens, close to the 1st tee of each course, the venue however only had one short game practice green, shared between chipping and bunker practice, although well situated on sloping ground between the two courses and directly in front of the impressive clubhouse. However, it became apparent that this was not large enough for both uses for both courses, and not only became overcrowded at busy times but also created safety issues with the dual use”.
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November 13th, 2018
The site for the new closing hole on the 9 hole Seve Ballesteros designed course
Pedreña, situated near Santander on Spain’s northern Atlantic coastline, for the last eight years and, in that time, has completely renovated five holes of the Harry Colt 1928 layout, one of only two remaining Harry Colt 18 hole courses in Spain, as well as effecting other improvements to the historic course.
However, the Club’s main claim to fame is its link with the great late Seve Ballesteros, who was associated with the Club for all his life. He was born in nearby Pedreña and learnt the game over the Club’s course. Continue Reading »
May 22nd, 2018
Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) David Williams has been appointed by the oldest club in Spain, Real Club de Golf de Las Palmas to undertake a course review and prepare a masterplan for the long term development of the historic course, situated on the island of Gran Canaria.
Commenting on the appointment, David Williams stated “It is a great privilege to be appointed to assist RCG Las Palmas, one of Spain’s best and historic clubs, as well as one of the small number of Royal (Real) courses in the country. I look forward to the challenge of producing the masterplan, and working in very close collaboration with the club members and officials.” 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 »
March 22nd, 2012
David Williams has undertaken golf course renovation work at Real Golf de Pedreña, the northern Spanish course, made famous by its association with the legendary late Seve Ballesteros, who played all his early golf at the club and had a house overlooking the course. Continue Reading »