The quality of golf course design contributes significantly to a golfer's experience and enjoyment of their game. There are a number of key elements where the design of a golf course contributes, in this respect:
Golf clubs often strive to improve or upgrade their golf courses, some through minor changes or developments e.g. bunker alterations; tee relocations, others more significant e.g. green reconstruction, introduction of water hazards which may alter the strategy for playing the hole. Where such changes are being considered by a club, whether large or small, it is recommended that professional advice is sought, particularly before committing investment into making course changes.
Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects
The Association's mission statement is simple:
"To promote the highest standards of golf course architecture in Scotland."
Members of the Association are proud of their sound knowledge of the history of golf course design within Scotland and working to standards based on a foundation of education, qualifications, training, and experience. The Association's history and the contact details for Association members can be found at:
European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA)