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Seasons Greetings from Meadow View!

EIGCA Staff and President

The Council, EIGCA Members and Head Office Staff would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Prosperous New Year.


EIGCA 2014 Conference and AGM


The European Institute of Golf Course Architects has announced that their 2014 Conference and AGM will take place near Lisbon, Portugal. The event will be held at the superb Palacio Estoril Hotel, Golf & Spa from 2nd – 5th April.


Dave Thomas 1934 - 2013

Dave Thomas

In Memoriam
Dave Thomas, who passed away on 27th August 2013 at the age of 79, was a Senior Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects who became a prolific golf course designer following a highly successful playing career.


EIGCA Students Model for Success

Tim Lobb and EIGCA Students discuss the new 16th green at Woking GC

Tim Lobb and EIGCA Students discuss the new 16th green at Woking GC

Four EIGCA first year students attended the second of five workshops at the headquarters of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects near Guildford, Surrey. The workshop was designed specifically to encourage the students to think in three dimensions and to provide practical experience of working with contours on site.


EIGCA Students Tour Scotland With TORO

Study Tour

The students graduating from the 2011-13 EIGCA’s Vocational Qualification course were invited by their Gold Industry Partner, TORO, to a Study Tour of some of the golf courses in Fife, Scotland. TORO has throughout the years awarded a special prize to one of the students but this year TORO very generously decided to invite all students to receive this fantastic opportunity to visit the Home of Golf.


Members News


We have a section on our News page for Members' News which is designed to showcase what our members are doing. To select these news stories, click on the drop-down box headed 'All News'.

Please send us your press releases and news about your projects to include in this section.


Toro - Gold Industry Partner

St Andrews story Toro

Keeper of the Greens
Appointed just before the 2010 Open Championship at St Andrews Links, Gordon McKie is responsible for the upkeep of the world’s oldest golf course. Along with his dedicated team of green staff, the Glasgow-born greenkeeper is looking forward to the return of The Open in 2015 but insists there is a lot of work to do in the meantime.


Rainbird - Gold Industry Partner

Rainbird ISS programme on course

Rain Bird Integrated Sensor System (ISS)
The Rain Bird Integrated Sensor System (ISS) gives an accurate snapshot of the soil conditions helping to optimize turf health. It is the only system in the industry to deliver accurate soil sensor readings immediately following installation.


Silver Industry Partner News

John Deere’s restoration role: A John Deere Aercore 800 pedestrian aerator, an 8700 PrecisionCut fairway mower and two 2635B tees & surrounds mowers are playing a significant role in the plans to restore The Wiltshire Golf Club's 18-hole Lakes course to one of the best in the county.

Ransomes Jacobsen supports PGA Catalunya Resort in drive for GEO certification: The PGA Catalunya Resort, near Barcelona, has become the first European Tour Destination and the first golf resort in Catalonia to attain golf’s international ecolabel, GEO Certified.


Bronze Industry Partner News

Everris co-sponsors 2013 Don Harradine Memorial Tournament
John Greasley and Profile Products work together at Furesø Golfklub
MJ Abbott see an upturn in golf reconstruction and renovation
Blinder Bunker expansion continues
Tanto Int. Golf Ltd. awarded the contract to build the first golf course in Jordan
AHA de Man finalizes the extension of 9 holes Damme Golf & Country Club
JacklinGolf Sea Spray seeded seashore paspalum


Gold Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Rainbird
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Toro

Silver Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Deere
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Ransomes Jacobsen

Bronze Partners

EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: AHA de Man
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Blinder International
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Everris
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Hunter Industries
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: InfraCore Golf Bridges
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Jacklin Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: John Greasley
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: MJ Abbott
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Pötter-Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Profile Products
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Semillas Fitó
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Sol Golf
EIGCA Bronze Sponsor: Tanto International Golf