Our Members

Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects Membership:

Niall Glen

Niall is a scratch golfer who has been working as a golf course architect continuously since graduating with an MSc in Golf Course Architecture in 2003.  Since then he has worked on projects globally from bases in Dubai, London, Morocco, China and Scotland.

These global adventures have created a diverse portfolio of projects generated whilst working on some of the industry’s most prestigious commissions. Niall has developed a deep understanding of what the term ‘sensitive design’ means often having to create design solutions that not only fit the natural landscape but also take account of local socio-cultural and economic conditions.



Richard Le Sueur

Richard is a professionally qualified Golf Course Architect with a unique combination of qualifications and experience in the industry, holding a Turf Grass Management degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Golf Course Architecture from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked in the golf development business for over 15 years having been involved with a wide range of design, construction and establishment projects in the USA, UK, Ireland and the Middle East, both at hands-on and management levels.



Stuart Rennie

Stuart is a practising Golf Course Architect and Landscape Architect residing in Glasgow in the West of Scotland. He has an MA (hons) in Landscape Architecture from Edinburgh College of Art and also gained a Post Graduate Diploma in Golf Course Architecture through the European Institute of Golf Course Architects, which he passed with Distinction as well as being awarded the Toro sponsored Student Golf Architect Design Award for 2009.



Todd Jerome

Todd earned an MSc in Golf Course Architecture in 2006 and has since been involved on the ground as Project Manager and on-site Architect for new construction and remodels throughout Scotland and England. Todd’s qualification and expertise in golf course design; experience and practical knowledge of all areas of golf construction; and background in golf course marketing combine to bring unique value to golf clubs and developers.



Malcolm Clapperton

Qualified in 2001 with an MSc in Golf Course Architecture from Heriot Watt University. Since then has worked with a wide range of clients on new build and renovation projects across Scotland.



Dougie Walker

Dougie is the most recent member to join the Association but has been a practicing architect since 2007.  During this time he was worked with many other architects and most recently has become an integral part of the design team at RAW Golf Design. 



Graeme Webster

Involved in golf all of his life, Graeme has amassed huge experience of the game and the industry. At 15 Graeme was already a scratch golfer and he enjoyed a very successful amateur career. A period in course construction followed before Graeme won his first design commission. Graeme’s experience provides a unique view of the whole process of design, construction, playability and maintenance. His portfolio includes projects in Scotland, England, Ireland, Norway, Spain and Germany and every environment, links, heath and parkland. Graeme’s hallmark is his ability to work with existing landscapes and his unflinching attention to detail.



Paul Kimber

Immersed in the game from an early age and moving from greenkeeping through to designing, Paul has been constantly involved with the game on a personal and professional level for over 25 years. A Masters degree in Landscape Architecture gained in Edinburgh backed up the practical knowledge he had gained from working on the course, and his career in design started in 1998 with European Golf Design. In 2000 he joined David Kidd and DMK Golf Design where he stayed for 10 years.



Sam Thomas

Sam is a chartered Landscape Architect with a masters degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University.  Previously working in the field of Landscape Architecture on world renowned projects, Sam is now based in North Berwick as the programme manager for the internationally recognised GEO Legacy™ certification, helping new courses and renovations develop around a vision of social, environmental and economic sustainability.



Ronnie Lumsden

Qualified in 1998 with the British Institute of Golf Course Architects. Since then, worked as a Golf Course Architect with many clubs in Scotland to make improvements to their courses with the addition of new holes, tees, greens, bunkers and water features. 8 years as lecturer in Golf Course Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. Born in Edinburgh and currently based there.

Ronnie has now retired from the Industry and we wish him a long and happy retirement.

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