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Latest News from Turner Macpherson Golf Design

Greg Turner Golf and Scott Macpherson Golf Design are now established as separate entities. They continue to work collaboratively on appropriate projects. To contact either Greg or David, please email For Scott please refer to

The recently renovated Harewood Golf Course was chosen for the Labour Weekend 2012 CHARLES TOUR: JOHN JONES STEEL LTD HAREWOOD OPEN. A number of players provided excellent feedback on the quality of the course. Read more here...

Royal Wellington Golf Club – The first nine holes of the new redesign at Royal Wellington Golf Club are now open for play. The holes have been enthusiastically received by the members. Excited groups have been waiting months to play the new holes, and finally, when the day arrived, their expectations have been met. Past Captains of the Club have called the holes "exciting", "truly engaging" and "some of the most attractive holes they have ever seen". ARTICLE: GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE MAGAZINE

Close House - Colt Course - OPENED May 10th, 2011 – TMGD proudly announces the opening of its first UK project – the full service practice facilities and brand new 18 hole golf course. Opened on May 10th, 2011, the course has received high praise from its full membership, visitors and Owners. MORE DETAIL >> Lee Westwood Teeing off on the 1st hole at Close House during the official opening. He was world number 1 that week.  Photo: 'The Journal', Newcastle.  

Lee Westwood Teeing off on the 1st hole at Close House during the official opening. He was world number 1 that week.
Photo: 'The Journal', Newcastle.





Press Article 14-May-2011

Harewood Golf Club reconstruction has been completed and was opened in Spring 2011. MORE DETAIL >>

Royal Wellington Golf Club
The venerable Royal Wellington Golf Club at Heretaunga in Upper Hutt is now undergoing a $7 million face lift, with course designers Greg Turner and Scott Macpherson entrusted to undertake the project. MORE DETAIL >>

Phase one of the major renovation at Cromwell Golf Course completed.
The initial redevelopment and renovation of the Cromwell Golf Club's course (in Central Otago, NZ) has now been completed with the new holes being officially opened on December 18, 2010. The opening day included a club tournament at which Greg Turner set an unofficial course record of 66. Phase one of the project involved the complete redevelopment of the final 5 holes. Phase two, which is approved and planned for early 2011, will involve 5 more new greens and strategic bunkering but will not involve the closure of any holes.

Millbrook Opening
Prime Minister John Key officially launched the Turner Macpherson designed new Coronet Nine at the Millbrook Resort on Sunday 31st January 2010. For more details please read the Media Release from Millbrook Resort. For images from the new course please visit our Gallery pages.

Millbrook was announced as Australasia's Leading Golf Resort for 2010 at the World Travel Awards. The awards, in their 17th year, were voted on by 183,000 travel agents and tourism operators from around the world. TMGD recently completed nine new holes at Millbrook and congratulate them on their success with this highly regarded International Award.

News from Close House, UK
Graeme Bailey of Sky Sports UK recently visited the TMGD designed Close House course development in Newcastle. Included in his glowing report was the statement: "'The Colt' – potentially one of the finest courses that will ever be built in our lifetime anywhere in Britain". See the Sky Sport Close House review for the complete story.

          St Andrews: The Evolution of the Old Course
Publication by Scott Macpherson available for purchase – click cover image for more information.
Close House developments:
Construction is now complete on TMGD’s Close House project in the north of England.

This is tremendous news for all concerned. With the economic climate being as it is, the Close House 'Colt' course may well be the only new course completed in England this year. Lead designer on this project, Scott Macpherson, is delighted "there had been close to 5 years of effort already put into the project before any ground was broken and gaining consent can always be tricky. We’re very excited that the planners can see the relevance of the vision".

Greg Turner was likewise upbeat "it's an enormous privilege to be have been involved in this new course. This will be our first full international project and to fulfil the vision on such an iconic site makes it even more special. The Close House Estate is a quintessential piece of English countryside and I'm sure our homage to Harry Colt fits perfectly into that environment." See: for more information.

                    Close House Mansion


Millbrook opens first of new holes:
November 28, 2008 saw the opening of the first 4 holes of the new Coronet nine at Millbrook. As all designers will know, getting your first golfers on the course is always a great relief. SEE MORE >>

New 3rd Green of the Coronet Nine
Oreti Sands Now Open:
A challenging winter has been followed by good growing conditions in the spring and summer and as a consequence grow-in progressed well (see photos). The "new course" was opened on the 9th of March with "The Great Southern Golf Challenge" – an exhibition match comprising Peter O'Malley and Peter Senior versus Peter Fowler and Mahal Pearce. MORE DETAILS >>

New 17th Hole at Oreti Sands