About Scott Macpherson Golf Design

In 2014, Scott Macpherson Golf Design celebrated its 10th anniversary. Among other design work, the last decade has seen Scott design the new Colt Course at Close House in England (where Lee Westwood is the resort ambassador), renovate New Zealand’s Oreti Sands – the southern-most links in the world – and complete a multi-million dollar redesign of the championship course at Royal Wellington Golf Club with touring professional Greg Turner.

2007 saw the release of Scott’s first book entitled St Andrews, The Evolution of the Old Course. In 2014, his second book called Golf’s Royal Clubs, and commissioned by The Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, became available. It documents the 66 royal golf clubs around the world that have gained the royal title from the British Royal Family.

Our golf course design focus is on delivering value and worth. Clients achieve the best value for money by receiving cost-effective and creative designs in harmony with their environment. A strong on-site presence during the construction phase ensures a project proceeds at pace, and that opportunities to improve the design as it evolves are captured, thus adding greater worth to the finished project.

Should you like the attention of a boutique golf course architect company who deliver high quality projects on time and on budget, please contact Scott Macpherson Golf Design.


Excellence In Compliance Award Winner Winner
Excellence in Compliance Award
Royal Wellington Golf Club


The Evolution of the Old Course St Andrews
The Evolution of the Old Course
by Scott Macpherson

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Golf's Royal Clubs Golf's Royal Clubs
by Scott Macpherson

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"When I was looking for a golf architect I wanted someone who would understand the landscape and have the flair to design a course of the highest quality in terms of; aesthetics, a player's and playing perspective; being practical in terms of forward maintenance; and to bring the construction in on time and on budget. Scott is that man! And what's more he brings competence and professionalism and an easy management style and enthusiasm that is infectious and at no extra charge – a little bit of magic to it all!"

Derek Young, Chairman Kersewell Resort Group, Scotland, UK.