Design Collaborators

It has always been one of the great pleasures of this vocation to be able to put together teams of passionate individuals to produce high quality golf course designs. I have been blessed to partner with some highly talented people in different parts of the world who have contributed considerably to the success of my work.


Greg Turner

Greg Turner is based in Queenstown, New Zealand and has over 20 years playing experience on the golf tours of the world with 13 victories on the European tour. Scott and Greg have worked on many projects in New Zealand, including Millbrook Resort, Oreti Sands, Harewood, Russely and the championship course at Royal Wellington Golf Club.

Sandy Lyle

Inducted into the Hall of Fame in May 2012, Sandy is well known around the world for his golfing exploits – perhaps most notably the (British) Open Championship in 1985 and being the first European to win the Masters Tournament at Augusta in 1988. Sandy has been involved with the design of 3 golf courses, but will partner Scott for the first time to design his inaugural golf course in the UK at Kersewell Resort.

Lee Westwood

Lee is well known around the world, and in 2011 was ranked as the number 1 golf professional in the world. Lee has collaborated with SMGD on design upgrades to the Colt Course at Close House in preparation for the 2017 British Masters and we would welcome the opportunity to work with Lee on further projects.

Denis Griffiths

Denis has been a golf course architect since 1970. Having worked with Gary player and many other stars, Denis became a full partner with Ron Kirby in 1980, before establishing his own company in 1987. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Denis has a unique set of skills as the owner of a golf course construction company, an owner of golf courses, and being a golf course designer himself. Denis is a past President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Glenn Boorman

Based in Georgia, USA, Glenn is a golf course architect of considerable experience, and member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. With specialist skills in golf course construction management and pricing, Glenn is a valuable member of the team. Glenn also assisted Scott with his book on the royal golf clubs.


At SMGD We can introduce golf professionals or design consultants to a new project. as a client, should you wish to engage SMGD to work with the professional expertise already in your partnership, we welcome that opportunity too.

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"The course looks absolutely stunning and every single golfer, without exception, has said how wonderful it is and that the views are exceptional. Most of that is down to Scott's own design, imagination and flair and I am very grateful for all the effort he put into making the course so special."

Graham Wylie, Owner of Close House Hotel and Golf. England, UK