After graduating from the Commercial College of Iceland, Edwin Roald went to the United Kingdom to undertake various studies in the golf industry. It was there where his interest in golf course architecture became a passion. Edwin undertook the education programme of the EIGCA, thus becoming one of a relatively new breed of golf course designers that have received specialized education in the subject.
Prior to this, Edwin served as the Deputy Director of the Golf Union of Iceland. Later he authored and published a photography book on Icelandic golf courses, making use of his background as a sports journalist.
As an independent golf course architect, Edwin has been involved in a dozen design projects in his home country, ranging from new designs like Geysir Golf Club (next to the famous hot spring) to the remodelling of old and established layouts like the Akureyri Golf Club, the site of the Arctic Open.