Golf Architects/Designers:Michel Gayon

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Michel Gayon, born in 1958 is a former member of the French Golf Team (1975-1985), he became a golf architect in the early years “80” at the expense of his sporting career. He could have become pro however he chose a different path and he does not regret it. Michel Gayon creates courses that all golfers want to play and will enjoy, while challenging the best players in the game. In 1983 he founded the Michel Gayon Golf Design which has quickly become one of France’s leading golf course architectural firms.

On his portfolio he has more than 50 golf courses noticed by their harmony and their technical aspects, accessible to players of all levels and tailored to both practice of the competition and relaxation. Some dream courses designed by Michel Gayon are Gloria New Course in Antalya (Turkey) Bourbon Reunion, Saint Endreol Golf Resort, Golf Club Dakar, Sable-Solesmes Golf Club, Golf Club Esery. This courses have also shown the versatility to hold top professional tournaments, like the Challenge Tour ( Sablé-Solesmes ) or French Pro Championship ( La Domangere ), while still delighting the average everyday player.

Michel Gayon creates courses that all golfers want to play and will enjoy, while challenging the best players in the game. “Designing a golf course is closely related to the shaping of the landscape. The course designers are classified in three categories, in fact it is either architects, or gamers, or landscapers. The best course is inconceivable that if you have the knowledge and passion for this game because the field needs to know the smallest parameters.” said Michel Gayon.

With Golf running on his veins since its inception he was the French Amateur Golfer ranked n° 1 in 1985, he still plays handicap 0, this exceptional golf architect designed in France and abroad some of the finest golf courses in the world.  Michel Gayon is a happy man and the proof comes from his own words: “In fact I do not work; I live one of my passions”.

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