Mackenzie & Ebert - A Wealth of Experience

Our golf course design skills have been genuinely inspired by the classic layouts of Great Britain & Ireland and the values of the great old architects. The benefits are twofold. Courses are produced that blend seamlessly with their setting and are easier and less expensive to build and maintain without compromising quality. Earth moving is a costly and often unnecessary endeavour. Too many modern architects overlook the opening lines of Dr. Alister Mackenzie’s book Golf Architecture, written in 1920.

“Economy in course construction consists of obtaining
the best possible results at a minimum cost.”

The principals of our company are Tom Mackenzie and Martin Ebert. They worked together for 15 busy and enjoyable years as lead designers with Donald Steel & Company and inaugurated Mackenzie & Ebert Ltd. in 2005. Between them, Tom and Martin have over fifty years of experience in the field of golf course architecture, working not only on new courses but also advising the acknowledged classics. Six out of the ten Open Championship venues have been advised in the last four years and Tom and Martin have advised almost thirty of the top hundred courses in Great Britain and Ireland since 2005. Many prestigious seaside commissions have led to a deep understanding and love of links golf and the all-important ability to work with a light touch on the land.

Very few modern British architects have worked in North America but we have designed four courses in the USA, two in Canada and another in The Bahamas. In all, sixty have been created in sixteen countries.

We regularly compete for top quality projects with other high profile architects around the world and have established our company name as a by-word for quality, under-stated design. We have done this by working sensitively on historic courses in many countries and creating courses of the highest standard that are free from unnecessary gimmicks. They are challenging yet fun to play and can be built economically, allowing the traditional form of the game to spread further around the globe.