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.
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 »
March 12th, 2012
David Williams and Angel Gallardo have been invited back to Golf Club de Lausanne overlooking Lake Geneva in Switzerland as part of their ongoing consultancy contract with the Club. One of the Club’s long standing concerns is that their magnificent clubhouse and extensive terrace has very little view of the 18th green, the 1st and 10th holes running essentially across the front of the clubhouse, with the 18th and 9th greens beyond. Continue Reading »
March 10th, 2012
After a protracted planning process, planning permission was granted in November 2011 for the new 9 hole Par 3 course (designed by DWGD) adjacent to the 18 hole Westerham Golf Club in Kent. The original course, owned by Altonwood Limited headed by ex Crystal Palace Chairman Ron Noades, was designed by David Williams and opened in 1997. Continue Reading »
March 9th, 2012
Following their successful collaboration at PGA Golf Catalunya (also with Neil Coles), DWGD have been asked again by European Tour Vice-Chairman Angel Gallardo to work with him in the creation of three new 18 hole courses throughout his native Spain. Continue Reading »