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.

Find out more….

Contact Jonathan


    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


    Since 2017, The Club Company, has committed to some major course remodelling and improvement works and Gaunt Golf Design been fortunate to have been advising on 5 of their courses – at Cams Hall in Hampshire, Castle Royle in Berkshire, Lichfield in Staffordshire, Nizels in Kent and The Tytherington in Cheshire.

    Find out more

    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.

    Contact Jonathan

    +44 (0) 7703 595441

    Or email

      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…

      Read more