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Howard Swan

Swan Golf Designs

Howard Swan is one of Europe’s most senior and respected golf course architects. He was President of the British Institute of Golf Course Architects for two years and is now Chairman of Golf Business International.

He acts extensively as an expert witness and a consultant, particularly in matters of golf course safety.

He teaches and lectures widely, on four continents, on various aspects of golf course architecture and is a QA Trainer for GTC and GTE, including teaching design principles and practices and consults widely on matters of safety of golf course development and of operational management. His presentations include those in USA for the Superintendents’ Association, in South Africa at the Golf Summit, throughout the continent of Europe for the numerous National Greenkeepers’ Associations and in Asia throughout India and in Yangon for the Myanmar Golf Federation and at successive Asia Golf Summits in Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta and Brunei.

He founded his own architectural practice in 1987 which is based in Essex, England but works extensively internationally in USA, in Africa and in Asia as well as on the continent of Europe in a total close to forty countries.

In all the Practice has over sixty years collective experience.

The Practice works extensively on new golf course projects and on many historic courses around the world on restoration and renovation programmes.

Some of the more fashionable addresses are:

  • Royal Wimbledon, England
  • Royal Marianske Lazne, Czech Republic
  • Royal Eastbourne, England
  • Eagle Creek Golf Community, Florida USA
  • Aberdovey, Wales
  • Royal Bled, Slovenia
  • Boavista Golf Resort, Portugal
  • East Berkshire, England
  • Karnataka Golf Association, India
  • Golf Club of Lebanon, Beirut
  • Alnwick Castle, England
  • Nefyn, Wales
  • Golf Club Hubbelrath, Germany
  • Clandeboye, Northern Ireland
  • Golf Club Grad Otocec, Slovenia
  • Goodwood, England
  • Ashburnham, Wales
  • New Roumieh Village, Lebanon
  • Golf Club Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Golf und Land Club Koln, Germany
  • Dolina Kardinala Golf and Country Club, Croatia
  • Stirling Golf Club, Scotland
  • The Royal Household Golf Club, Windsor Castle
  • Barton on Sea, Hampshire

Swan Golf Designs offers a full design service from masterplanning, conceptual designs and feasibility studies, through detailed technical designs, specifications, bills, tender administration to project management and consultancy through both construction, irrigation and grow in programmes.

All work is fully supported by Autocad software capabilities, 3D civils and Photoshop presentational tools.

The Swan Golf Designs team’s professional approach to the task, their creative skills are well regarded everywhere they work, together with their appreciation of the natural environment in which their golf course designs are couched.

“to do as little as one needs….” is an important key to the success, globally, of the Practice.

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WILLIAM SWANS IN AT GOLF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

WILLIAM SWANS IN AT GOLF BUSINESS INTERNATIONAL

Golf architect William Swan has become the second generation of his family to join the non-profit Golf Business International – the group of highly-respected and experienced independent golf industry experts. Swan, a director of Suffolk-based Swan Golf Designs,...

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SWAN’S PLANS PUT MORAY IN MINT CONDITION

SWAN’S PLANS PUT MORAY IN MINT CONDITION

Golf Business International chairman Howard Swan has followed in his father’s footsteps in undertaking a renovation programme at Moray GC, in the north-east of Scotland. Swan, an architect with the third-generation family firm Swan Golf Designs, is now looking ahead...

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