Golfers in London will soon get two spectacular new 18-hole courses to play on in a partnership announced between US architects, the Dye family, and UK golf course developers, the Menai-Davis family.
In Northolt, near Wembley Stadium in the north-west of the capital, West London Links will open in summer 2020 to offer golfers a modern vision of links golf.
The second new layout, meanwhile, is The Dye London. Located near Edgware in north London, it is a tour-style golf course scheduled to open in 2023, with construction starting imminently.
For West London Links, Dye family member Matt McGarey is teaming up with golf course construction expert Nigel Ely to shape its greens, bunkers and undulating fairways in what is being described as a ‘bold and brave design’.
“We are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with dramatic shaping that UK golfers have not seen before at an inland links,” said Ceri Menai-Davis, director of The Shire London, West London Links, West London Golf Centre and The Dye London.
The Dye London will be the first UK golf course designed from scratch by Dye Designs, whose architects Perry Dye and Cynthia Dye McGarey will be teaming up on the project.
Perry and Cynthia have earned individual worldwide acclaim for their designs including Trump National in the USA, San Roque’s New Course in Spain and West Cliffs in Portugal, which opened last year.
To further deepen the partnership, the Dye family – which is spearheaded by Pete Dye, the only living golf course architect in the World Golf Hall of Fame – are also consulting on further course developments at The Shire London.
“These two brand new golf courses will offer player-friendly family golf for all lovers of the sport, and of course we are also delighted to be consulting at The Shire London, which is already well-known for its modern, inclusive nature,” said Perry Dye.
“This sport needs more people like the Menai-Davis family, who are among a very small number of people creating original, accessible golf courses in the UK at the moment. We are looking forward to getting started at The Dye London in September, and of course work on the West London Links and at The Shire London is already well underway.”