Press Releases

ARCHITECTURAL INPUT TO THE AILSA COURSE
AT TURNBERRY
BY MACKENZIE & EBERT

Following the purchase of the Turnberry Resort by Donald J. Trump, Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd have been appointed by The Trump Organization to carefully consider making some enhancements to the Ailsa Course.

Martin Ebert will be the partner in charge of the work and says:-

"We are delighted to be able to continue our work at the magnificent Turnberry Resort. The opportunity to use the wonderful coastal stretch which The Ailsa Course enjoys will allow the course to become even more photogenic."

Donald J. Trump stated:-

"Peter Dawson's and The R&A's recommendation of Martin has been so well received by everybody. I very much look forward to working with Martin on bringing the already great Ailsa Course to an even higher level."

Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd. has provided golf course architectural advice to Turnberry on the Ailsa Course since Mackenzie & Ebert was formed in 2005. This has included all of the changes made for The Open in 2009. A booklet which describes those changes can be downloaded from:-

http://www.mackenzieandebert.co.uk/download.html

 

MACKENZIE & EBERT APPOINTED TO ADVISE
HAMILTON GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB IN ONTARIO, CANADA


Hamilton Golf & Country Club, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada has recently appointed Mackenzie & Ebert Limited, a golf course architectural practice based in Chichester in the UK, to advise upon its 27 hole golf facility.

Although the Club was established in 1894, the West and South Nines of the course which the Club currently plays were designed by HS Colt in 1914. The brief for the exercise will be to make an initial assessment of how the Harry Colt design characteristics can be strengthened and how the East Nine, which was completed in 1975, can be improved to become closer in character to the other two nines. Hamilton is one of only three remaining Harry Colt courses in Canada.

Hamilton has a rich history of tournament golf and has hosted the Canadian Open in 1919, 1930, 2003, 2006 and 2012 and the Canadian Amateur Championship in 1922, 1927, 1935, 1948, 1977 and 1994.

Mackenzie & Ebert have a pedigree in advising Clubs with classic courses. This includes five of the nine (British) Open Championship venues (Turnberry, Royal St. George's, Royal Lytham and St Annes, Royal Troon and Carnoustie) and other courses designed or redesigned by Harry Colt including Ganton, Rye, Royal Cinque Ports, Royal County Down, Royal Porthcawl and Royal Portrush. In Canada, the company has designed the course at Goodwood, north of Toronto and has recently undertaken the design work for the redesign of the South Course at Angus Glen.

Martin Ebert, who will be the partner in charge of the work at Hamilton said:-

“We feel extremely honoured to be have been appointed by Hamilton Golf & Country Club to advise upon its prestigious course. Following in the footsteps of Harry Colt, exactly 100 years after he made his initial design, is a task which we will carry out with the utmost respect for his design principles. Our knowledge of his great work on other courses will be brought to bear on this project and we will supplement that with a study of all of the Club's archive material."

Mr. Andrew Pigott, Chairman of the Advisory Committee for Course Design at Hamilton said:-

"The appointment of Mackenzie & Ebert marks an exciting start to the second century of golf at Ancaster. We feel that their pedigree in the courses of Harry Colt, and their knowledge of his design principals, will ensure that we retain and enhance the distinctive elements of the Colt signature for the enjoyment of future generations of golfers."

Furesø Golfklub In Copenhagen Select Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd

After a detailed selection process, Furesø Golfklub north of Copenhagen have selected Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd for the possible renovation of their 27 hole facility.

M&E are working on plans for re-working of the bunkering and the green surrounds within the existing, strong layout. The draft master plan was recently presented at a members evening and, after consultation, it will be presented to the full membership for a vote to determine the final scope of work.
“Furesø is a very forward thinking club with an excellent 27 hole layout and practice facilities. We are greatly impressed with their continuing ambition to improve what they offer their large membership and we are delighted to have been selected to help them in this project.” commented Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd.

This selection follows Mackenzie & Ebert’s successful work at nearby Copenhagen Golf Club, the oldest club in Scandinavia, where they completed extensive work on this beautiful old parkland course.
Peter Herskind, Chairman of Furesø Golfklub said that

“ M&E’s design philosophy of “less is more” mirrors our own beliefs on classical golf. M&E have demonstrated that the subtlety of their approach will maintain and even enhance the character of our courses and the protected landscape, whilst at the same time improving significantly the strategic element and joy of playing for golfers at every level. Furthermore, we value M&E’s attention to the preservation of natural features and to sustainable and cost-efficient maintenance, important parts of Furesø Golfklub’s position as an environmentally responsible golf club."



The Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee (CGLMC) has appointed Mackenzie & Ebert to advise upon the improvement of all three courses at the famous links.

A number of holes on the Championship Course will be considered in the review and proposals will be drawn up to redesign 6 greens on the Burnside Course. However, the immediate focus will be on the Buddon Course. The CGLMC has commenced the construction of a Pro Centre for visiting golfers which lies on part of the 1st hole of the Buddon, resulting in the opening hole being removed from the layout.

The first phase of the project will include the addition of two holes on land at the far end of the course which will increase the par of the layout from 66 to 68. There is potential for the new holes to be developed with great ecological benefit through the creation of wetlands, ponds and new areas of heathland.

“We are honoured to have been asked to advise at Carnoustie. Its place in the history of the game is set in stone. We look forward to applying our links experience to the project and to developing a long term relationship with the Carnoustie Golf Links Management Committee,” commented Martin Ebert of Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd.

This commission follows Mackenzie & Ebert’s design work over the last five years at four of the nine Open venues including Turnberry (for the 2009 Open), Royal St. George’s (for this year’s Open), Royal Lytham and St. Annes (for the 2012 Open) and Royal Troon.

Mr. Graeme Duncan, the General Manager of the CGLMC said, “Carnoustie Golf Links are delighted to be working with the renowned architects, McKenzie and Ebert, on a challenging project to improve our 3 courses, with the Buddon Links being the focus of the work over the next 2 years.”

Mackenzie & Ebert www.mackenzieandebert.com
Carnoustie Golf Links www.carnoustiegolflinks.co.uk