Jonathan Gaunt (Director of Gaunt Golf Design Limited) has been a Senior Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects since 1997. Jonathan has earned a considerable reputation for imaginative and challenging golf course design on 4 continents.
Jonathan set his sights on becoming a golf course architect at an early age and soon became a proficient single figure handicap golfer. In 1985 he began his career as a Landscape Architect and in 1987 was awarded a Diploma in Landscape Architecture. The same year, Jonathan began working as a Golf Construction Site Manager on the Jubilee Course at Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, St. George’s Hill, Surrey and Goodwood Golf Club, West Sussex.
At the age of 25, Jonathan designed his first golf course – the highly successful 27-hole Chesfield Downs Family Golf Centre in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, now operated by The Club Company.
Since establishing his own architectural practice in 1990, Jonathan has designed over 40 new golf courses, including Linden Hall Hotel & Spa in Northumberland (voted in the top 10 new courses by Golf World), together with others, at Redlibbets in Kent, the award winning Wokefield Park in Berkshire, Magnolia Park in Buckinghamshire, Breinholtgard in Denmark, Ramside Hall Hotel in Durham, Castleknock in Dublin, Los Barrancos de la Zagaleta in Spain, Kaskada in Czech Republic and a complete reconstruction of The Carlson Farms Course at Greensboro CC in South Carolina, USA. See our Portfolio for full details.
Current work includes new projects at Twin Chapels in Prague, Czech Republic and numerous historic course remodelling projects in Denmark and UK, including Wildernesse, West Kent, Knole Park and Nizels in Kent, Whittington Heath in Staffordshire (HS2 project), Ruislip in London (HS2 project), Selby in Yorkshire, Cavendish in Derbyshire, Caddington in Bedfordshire and Castle Royle in Berkshire.