Who we are


At Gaunt Golf Design we design and masterplan high profile tourist resorts and golf courses for hotels, property development companies, private members clubs, proprietary (pay and play) and council owned (municipal) courses.

Working with a trusted network of specialists in surveying, agronomy, ecology, engineering, irrigation, drainage and finance, we go through the CAD design process to ensure the golf course design will work and is within budget, before committing the client to unnecessary expense.

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Our Services

New courses

9-holes, 18-holes, academy courses, pitch & putt courses and par-3 courses

Bunker remodelling

and new construction

Soil importation projects

(landfill) and reclamation of coalmining, quarrying and refuse sites

Course extensions

Redesign & Reconstruction

Practice facilities

Driving ranges, short game practice areas, putting/chipping green

Expert witness

Specialist consultancy and advice

View some of our projects

Why Work With Us

Specialist Advice

Jonathan Gaunt has advised more than 220 existing golf clubs throughout Europe. He has undertaken numerous course audits, reviews and restoration work at courses originally designed by some of the greatest golf course architects of their era, for example, Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, Tom Simpson, John Abercromby, James Braid or Willie Park jnr..

Understanding Needs

At many courses where Jonathan has advised it is possible to see excellent examples of this specialist kind of sympathetic restoration work – taking into account the original architect’s design intentions, whilst remaining focused upon the needs of modern players.

Meeting Challenges

All courses present different design challenges – as they often have very different styles – some more “natural-looking”, whereas others are more “maintained” and sharp-edged. Many of the characteristics of the original design can be seen in old aerial black and white photographs on the walls of the clubhouse or in the club’s archives – they provide excellent reference points before we undertake our design work.

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Latest News


Golf Course Architecture magazine article – May 2020

Jonathan Gaunt is under way with a multi-year renovation project at Cavendish Golf Club in Buxton, England, to be completed in time for the club’s centenary in 2025. The club had been considering improvements to the course since 2011, when Gaunt prepared his first master plan for the greens committee. “Their brief consisted primarily of…

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