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.

For the past 4 years Niall has been back in his native Scotland where he has formed a partnership with fellow EIGCA member and long-time colleague Paul Kimber.  Individually, and now together, they have earned enviable reputations for their creative and ambitious design solutions that make the most of each site.  Recognised for their diligent planning and holistic approach to the construction element of projects they have built a portfolio of projects that have exceeded client’s expectations and been delivered on time and on budget.

Niall continues to design new golf courses at home and abroad whilst also upgrading and renovating existing courses in the local market. As a result of their commercial awareness and masterplanning experience their company, Kimber and Glen, has enjoyed significant recent growth being engaged by both golf clubs and developers to assist with more complex course modification projects which are mutually beneficial for all parties.     



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