Date: Tue 11 Apr 2017

EIGCA new President, Ross McMurray, to promote the professionalism of golf course design industry

Ross McMurray of European Golf Design has become the 10th President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA)

Christoph Städler, Tom Mackenzie and Ross McMurray

Christoph Städler, Tom Mackenzie and Ross McMurray

Officially appointed at the President’s Dinner during EIGCA’s 2017 annual meeting, Ross pledged to continue the legacy of his predecessor, Tom Mackenzie, by promoting the professionalism of the organisation’s members who operate under the EIGCA’s professional framework.

Ross said: “I am looking forward to further developing the expertise of our members through the implementation of a structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme. CPD will become an important benchmark for EIGCA and will provide an opportunity for members to demonstrate a commitment to updating their skills and knowledge in order to remain professionally competent.”

In his inaugural speech to members at the annual meeting in Spain, Ross addressed the political uncertainty across Europe. “I want to assure Members and Partners that after 17 years as a pan-European representative body, EIGCA remains committed to acting in the best interests of Members and Partners, wherever they are based, for the good of the profession and wider industry. The European Institute of Golf Course Architects will continue to be a representative body of which all Members can be justifiably proud.”

I am looking forward to further developing the expertise of our members through the implementation of a structured Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme


Ross McMurray graduated in Landscape Design from Heriot-Watt University. He began his career in the golf course architectural practice of Cotton, Pennink and Partners before joining IMG Design in 1990, which became European Golf Design two years later. Ross has designed golf courses throughout Europe and was responsible for the Twenty Ten Course at Celtic Manor Resort, Wales, created especially for the 2010 Ryder Cup. He has recently completed a major new project in St Petersburg called Mill Creek, and construction will start in the Spring of 2017 of a new 27 hole development designed by Ross for Royal Norwich Golf Club at Weston Park, Norfolk.

Ross succeeds Tom Mackenzie of Mackenzie & Ebert and will serve for a two-year term. Christoph Städler of Städler Golf Courses is appointed Vice-President.

For more information please contact the EIGCA at enquiries@eigca.org

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