Golf Architect Quiz

1. English Architect of Scottish decent who worked with Bobby Jones to design Augusta National?

2. The most prolific American architect of the 1950’ and ‘60’s. Responsible for revolutionising the ‘Modern design’?

3. Attended the University of St Andrews in Scotland, coined the term ‘Golf Architect’ and became known as the ‘Father of American golf Architecture?

4. Celebrated English Architect, who worked in America, England and Scotland, and designed the ‘New course’ at Sunningdale near London.

5. A woman who pioneered the forward tees. She is a decorated golfer, the first woman President of the American Society of Golf course Architects and the wife of a renown Golf Course Architect?

6. An architect who died in obscurity in 1942 after designing such courses as San Fransisco Club, Baltesrol, Bethpage State Park (Black, Blue and Red courses)?

7. A famous golfer who entered the design industry in 1970 and co-designed Harbour Town?

8. He designed many courses in America, but was from Dornoch in Scotland. Payne Stewart won the US Open on one course designed by this man?

9. Recognised as the first ‘Keeper of the Greens’ at St Andrews, he was also the caddy master and is the oldest winner of the Open Championship?

10. Australian, 5 times British Open Champion, and Golf Course Designer?






1. Alister MacKenzie

2. Robert Trent Jones

3. Charles Blair Macdonald

4. Harry Colt

5. Alice Dye

6. A.W.Tillinghast

7. Jack Nicklaus

8. Donald Ross

9. Old Tom Morris

10. Peter Thomson


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Excellence in Compliance Award
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Scott MacPherson awarded by GEO as a Sustainable Golf Champion Scott awarded by GEO as a Sustainable Golf Champion



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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.