Paul McGinley Golf Course Design was founded in 2005. The keystone of the company is to deliver golf courses based on Paul McGinley’s design philosophy which is based on the classic strategic mode of H. S. Colt and Donald Ross course styles.
- “Risk and reward” shot making, offering alternative routes from tee to green will reward the accomplished player without over penalizing the handicap golfer.
- Paul’s international experience, competing professionally at the highest level, his understanding of what produces dramatic golf as an integral part of a beautiful landscape and his renowned reputation for producing imaginative golf shots has enabled Paul to develop his design criteria.
- Classic “risk and reward” golf course design.
- Holes shaped and hazards positioned to encourage the playing strategy of individual holes.
- Alternative routes from tees to greens for individual holes.
- Players will not be intimidated by ultra-penal tee shots.
- Generous landing areas on fairways for men and women
- Golf shots not always required to be “through the air”
- Greens without major gradient changes
- Greenside swales to gather slightly miss-directed 2nd shots on Par 4’s and run off areas on Par 3’s
- Green approaches designed to allow the less able player to run the ball onto the green surface
- Hazards to be in view from teeing areas at all time.
- Style and position of hazards will not unfairly punish the “almost” good shot.
“Developing a golf course and associated facilities is intensive work. I like to look carefully at your vision and goals and using by my creative and unique approach, I will identify, bring emotion and personality to your golf course. My mission is to design traditional, skilful and golfers focused courses and I insure this through the balance, flow and playability of the golf course and retaining the golfers engagement throughout the round.
I believe in designing golf courses that give a deeper understanding of the traditions of the game and that will build a relationship with you as it’s custodians.” – Paul McGinley