Golf Architects/Designers: Steven Marnoch

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Steve Marnoch (born in 1961) is a Scottish landscape and golf course architect, passion for golf began early in life. His father Peter, after playing football for Buckie Thistle and Elgin City, Scotland in 1950’s, went on to become Head Greenkeeper at Garmouth and Kingston and then Coventry Hearsall, a first class golfer and winner of the British Golf Greenkeepers Championship at Pyle & Kenfig Golf Club in the 1970’s and Steve’s inspiration. Steve started playing golf as a child and with his love of the game established; golf courses have always been in his blood.

Steve qualified as a golf course architect in 1992 becoming one of the only two people to gain the first recognized qualification in golf course architecture at that time. Qualifying initially as a landscape architect, upon advice from Fred Hawtree, Steve combines his training and practical experience to deliver the first class design of traditional courses with a proven flair for Scottish styling. Combine this with his ‘layman’s’ love of the game and the result is that Steve understands the need for designing courses that meet the needs of both professional players and beginners alike.

Together with his team at Golfmarnoch he combines his experience in golf course maintenance, project management, landscape architecture and golf course design that has involved them to work on some prestigious courses in Europe; The Royal Antwerp (original designs by Willie Park Jnr, 1888 & Tom Simpson, 1929), Belgium; Los Barrancos de La Zagaleta, Spain; Carnoustie, Scotland; The Maastricht International Golf, The Netherlands; the re-construction of the  Cavendish Golf Club (original design by Alister MacKenzie), United Kingdom; among other projects. Steve Marnoch is a long standing and well established golf course architect with a strong reputation, a broad and varied portfolio and a continued passion for innovative design.

The Golfmarnoch Team

Steve Marnoch                         Dimitri Van Hauwaert                        Dan Ellwood                                 Jenny Young