Golf course design associations

Donald SteelDonald Steel

In 2007, the renowned British Golf Course Architect, Donald Steel, agreed to collaborate with Gaunt Golf Design Limited on high profile design projects, whilst still retaining their independence as individual golf course architects. Donald and Jonathan share the same basic philosophy for golf course design, with a preference for natural and traditional designs and a belief that golf course architecture obeys no rules.

Donald’s career spans over 45 years, which started at the young age of 23 as a golf correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph. His continued writing career saw him go on to become a successful co-author/editor of ten specialist books on golf.

In between writing and designing golf courses, Donald also found time to play golf and, in fact, played as an amateur in the 1970 Open Championship and in the same year represented England at an International level. He believes that his experience in playing the game of golf at a high level has been an essential qualification in making him the golf course architect he is today.

Donald Steel was the first golf course architect since Harry Colt designed the Eden in 1913 to carry out significant work at St Andrews. His comprehensive brief in the 1980s included extensive modifications to the Jubilee together with the production of a Master Plan for the development of the exciting new Golf Centre, now such a familiar landmark in the town. It was on the Jubilee Course in 1987 that Donald and Jonathan first worked together (Donald as architect and Jonathan as construction supervisor, working for the golf course contractor, Brian Pierson).

Donald and Jonathan have a combined total of over 60 years’ experience in the golf industry and have worked on golf design projects all over the world, including countries as far afield as Africa and Sri Lanka. Their experience in working on a variety of challenging projects has taught both architects to be very adaptable and flexible in their approach to the design of every new golf course, allowing the site to dictate the final design.

The partnership of Donald Steel and Gaunt Golf Design is proving to be a formidable team in the golf industry: providing clients with the luxury of a design service which combines the talents of two very successful architects in their own rights.

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Eduardo RomeroEduardo Romero

We have recently set up an agreement to form a collaboration with Argentinean Professional, Eduardo Romero. Known the world over as ‘El Gato’ (the cat), Eduardo is widely regarded as one of the most naturally gifted players on tour and represented Argentina an unprecedented 14 times in the World Cup. He’s competed in 8 Dunhill Cups and qualified for 57 majors with over 100 career victories to his name, including 8 on the European Tour and 3 on the Senior Tour.

Having recently turned 50 he is now enjoying tremendous success on the Senior Tour and won a Senior Major in his first season – the 2006 Jeld-Wen Traditional. In the same year he was runner up at The Senior British Open and again finished second at the 2007 US PGA Championship.

Romero Design LogoClick here to visit the Eduardo Romero website
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