Date: Sat 09 Sep 2017

Tim Lobb appointed to historic Huntercombe Golf Club

EIGCA Member Tim Lobb has been appointed as consulting architect at the historic Huntercombe Golf Club in Oxfordshire.

Pits and hollows make Huntercombe a unique golfing experience.

Pits and hollows make Huntercombe a unique golfing experience.

Huntercombe, which was designed by Willie Park Jr at the same time as he was working on Sunningdale's Old course, and opened in 1901, is a vitally important landmark in the history of golf course architecture, and is widely considered a 'hidden gem' among aficionados.

Park's design is characterised by grass pots and hollows which define the playing strategy of many holes. Huntercombe has only 13 bunkers on the entire course, meaning that the hollows, other landforms and the quite unique set of very dramatic greens are its principal defence.

"Huntercombe does not need major surgery, but we will look to reintegrate some of Park's lost design features, including pots and hollows, to restore scale back to the limited bunkers and review the landscape philosophy," said Tim.

"Our traditional golf club has carefully considered the selection for our consulting golf course architect and determined that Lobb + Partners were best suited. We look forward to working with Tim Lobb for years to come," said greens chairman Muir Parker.

Click here to visit the Huntercombe Golf Club project page.

Click here to read more about Tim.

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