Brought up on a diet of golf from an early age, Paul began learning about Golf Course Architecture before he realised. Playing traditional 'Links' courses when on family holidays and classic heathland and parkland courses every daylight hour during his school summer breaks, he developed a deep passion for the game.
During 3 years greenkeeping at his local course he gained an excellent practical background before he formalised his education by studying for an MA Hons degree at Edinburgh College of Art. This brought a new dimension to his understanding of the way natural elements combine to create a landscape, and therefore how to recreate believable environments.
Initially working with the Case Golf Company in Florida and EGD in Europe Paul learnt the art of Golf Course Architecture. Joining David Kidd at DMK Golf Design in 2000, Paul honed his skills on the design and construction of Powerscourt, a parkland course in Ireland before moving to Hawaii to oversee a project built on volcanic rock. Nanea Golf Club is now rated in the World top 100 and the USA top 50 courses by Golf Digest magazine.
The success continued with commissions for the remodel of The Montagu course at Fancourt in South Africa, and design work and routings for TPC San Francisco Bay and Tetherow Golf Club both in the USA. This platform allowed Paul to be given the privilege of designing the latest course at The Home of Golf; The Castle Course in St Andrews.
Following two further acclaimed courses in Scotland; the environmental Machrihanish Dunes and the exclusive gWest, Paul launched his own company. Now with new contracts in China and the UK there is much promise for the future.