Course Design Brochure
Meet The Team
Having turned professional in 1962 Tony Jacklin CBE now has over 50 years’ experience of the world of golf – a world he has done so much to shape. A British pioneer on the US circuit in the 1960s, he saw the professionalism of the game there and incorporated many of their methods to improve his golf. Not only did this bring him personal success - notably in 1969 as the first Briton to win the Open Championship in 18 years and with his seven-stroke US Open victory a year later – but it enabled him to play a key role in revolutionising European golf as a whole during his highly successful, four-time Ryder Cup captaincy. Tony’s course design philosophy centres on three themes. First and foremost, the game should be fun and be capable of bringing joy to all players. He wants more people to get involved in golf and, by making his courses enjoyable, he hopes to get as many people as possible hooked in the same he is. Second, he is most definitely in the business of presenting players with a challenge. He sees the game as a puzzle to be solved as much as he sees it as a technical endeavour and his courses reflect this by asking questions of every level of golfer, from beginner to Tour pro. It is also important for Tony that the courses he designs are sustainable on four fronts: playing performance, long-term economic viability, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. The first two are golfing matters primarily but he aims to ensure his courses are not high maintenance and, through clever drainage and water collection schemes, they largely self-irrigate. In terms of social responsibility, Tony wants his courses to be inclusive and encourage people, particularly the young to take up the game. He has a proud record of incorporating Academy facilities into his designs and establishing scholarships that allow youngsters to enjoy the very best tuition and coaching. Tony has a holistic view of golf and its future. His designs have aesthetic quality running through them and they are characterised equally by the challenges they present to players and the delight and satisfaction they bring.