GOLF COURSE DESIGN
Having played so many of the world’s top golf courses Sam has developed a keen eye for good golf course design. Brought up on the west coast of Scotland Sam’s design philosophies have largely been influenced by the historic links courses of that area, such as Troon, Prestwick and Turnberry, and this traditional approach is clearly evident in his work on the Torrance Course at Fairmont St Andrews, close to the home of golf. The quality of the Torrance Course was recognized when it was selected as a qualifying venue for The Open Championship in 2010 and it was the host of the Senior Scottish Open between 2009 and 2014.
Sam has developed a close partnership with European Golf Design, a company located close to Sam’s home in Sunningdale, allowing him to closely follow the progress of his projects through both design and construction. European Golf Design has earned a reputation for designing successful golf courses of all types which are consistently highly rated by golfers and the golf press alike.