Our Members

Scottish Association of Golf Course Architects Membership:

Malcolm Clapperton

Qualified in 2001 with an MSc in Golf Course Architecture from Heriot Watt University. Since then has worked with a wide range of clients on new build and renovation projects across Scotland.



Paul Kimber

Immersed in the game from an early age and moving from greenkeeping through to designing, Paul has been constantly involved with the game on a personal and professional level for over 25 years. A Masters degree in Landscape Architecture gained in Edinburgh backed up the practical knowledge he had gained from working on the course, and his career in design started in 1998 with European Golf Design. In 2000 he joined David Kidd and DMK Golf Design where he stayed for 10 years.

Paul launched his own company ‘Kimber Golf’, on the success of his work at DMK Golf Design leading the work on ‘The Castle Course’ in St Andrews, Machrihanish Dunes in Kintyre and g West in Perthshire. Now with projects ongoing in China and the UK, Paul is spreading his passion for the game to wherever he travels.



Todd Jerome

Todd earned an MSc in Golf Course Architecture in 2006 and has since been involved on the ground as Project Manager and on-site Architect for new construction and remodels throughout Scotland and England. Todd’s qualification and expertise in golf course design; experience and practical knowledge of all areas of golf construction; and background in golf course marketing combine to bring unique value to golf clubs and developers.



Ronnie Lumsden

Qualified in 1998 with the British Institute of Golf Course Architects. Since then, working as a Golf Course Architect with many clubs in Scotland to make improvements to their courses with the addition of new holes, tees, greens, bunkers and water features. 8 years as lecturer in Golf Course Architecture at Edinburgh College of Art. Born in Edinburgh and currently based there.



Richard Le Sueur

Richard is a professionally qualified Golf Course Architect with a unique combination of qualifications and experience in the industry, holding a Turf Grass Management degree from Michigan State University and a Masters in Golf Course Architecture from Heriot-Watt University. He has worked in the golf development business for over 15 years having been involved with a wide range of design, construction and establishment projects in the USA, UK, Ireland and the Middle East, both at hands-on and management levels.



Dougie Walker

Dougie is the most recent member of the Association but has been a practicing architect since 2007.  During this time he was worked with many other architects and most recently has become an integral part of the design team at RAW Golf Design. 





Sam Thomas

Sam is a chartered Landscape Architect with a masters degree in Golf Course Architecture from Edinburgh University.  Previously working in the field of Landscape Architecture on world renowned projects, Sam is now based in North Berwick as the programme manager for the internationally recognised GEO Legacy™ certification, helping new courses and renovations develop around a vision of social, environmental and economic sustainability.



Stuart Rennie

Stuart is a practising Golf Course Architect and Landscape Architect residing in Glasgow in the West of Scotland.


Niall Glen

Since gaining his MSc in Golf Course Architecture in 2002, Niall has spent his time travelling the globe in pursuit of his ambition to be involved in the design of top quality golf courses.

He has designed courses in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East, whilst working for some of the industry’s most prominent design companies .  To date he has worked from bases in Dubai, London, Morocco and China but has now returned to 'home base' in Scotland.

A scratch golfer since the age of 16, Niall brings his technical knowledge and passion for golf architecture to all his work and ensures its quality by remaining fully involved throughout all phases of his projects.