Tarandowah's course designer, DR. MARTIN HAWTREE is a third generation English golf course architect in probably the longest serving golf design office in the world. His grandfather, Frederick G. Hawtree, began the family business in 1912, associating himself with JH Taylor, 4-time British Open winner. Martin's father, Fred W. Hawtree, joined in 1938 and took over the firm after the war. Martin joined in 1972. Martin serves as Co-Director and Chief Golf Architect as the firm approaches its centenary year.

Hawtree have been involved in over 200 new courses and 500 existing course modifications. In recent years Martin has been consulted on some of the major links courses in the UK and Ireland: Lahinch, Royal Dublin, Portmarnock, and Royal Birkdale - an Open Championship links course that all three generations of Hawtree have worked on. Martin has worked a great deal in Scotland; he was consulted by the R&A over alterations at Carnoustie for the recent Open Championship; he is currently being consulted by Muirfield, Montrose, Nairn,
Royal Aberdeen, Prestwick, and the Links Trust of St Andrews, all
celebrated as some of the great links courses of Scotland.

Most recently, he has been retained by Donald Trump to design and build
Trump International Golf Links Scotland on a unique piece of links land
in Aberdeen.

Pure Golf is rooted in the history and traditions of the game. It is wind swept and

has undulating fairways and greens protected by deep bunkers and bordered by

wispy fescue. Pure golf plays dry and fast and all the trouble is on the ground

between the golfer and the hole. Pure golf requires courage, skill and strategy.


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