Colt’s style

Harry Colt imagined his courses taking into account the natural characteristics of the site. He believed above all that the design of a golf course was good to something other than walk a few fun hours with its Customers. The changes he brought to the landscape was directly inspired model as found in the seaside dunes. Vary the form of bunkers, mounds and create artificial cavities reproduce large dunes covered with dry grass eroded by wind, that was his goal. “If there is no dune, it will create artificially by giving them a broad base and irregular shapes,” he liked to say. He considered that good progress was the key to a good run, it is on this principle that it was the first to introduce 2 loops of 9 holes. His philosophy was to make the journey for severe scratches players, but compassionate for average golfers.

Harry Colt, with a few colleagues, considered one of the fathers of the period “Golden Age 1900-1950”. At the request of the leaders of the NHS, this pioneer has designed the links Granville in 1912 including all specialists agree that it is a great example of the finest achievements of the master.


Colt’s drawings

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Colt’s Courses

  • Muirfield
  • Royal st georges
  • Eden, St Andrews, Scotland (1913)
  • Pine Valley, Clementon, NJ USA(1914, 1918)
  • Sea Island-Seaside Nine,
  • George’s Hill, Surrey, England (1913)
  • Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England (1908)
  • Sunningdale-New, Berkshire, England (1922
  • Swinley Forest, England (1910)
  • Toronto GC, Toronto, Canada (1912)
  • Wentworth, Surrey, England (1924)