Golf Course News International
By Mark Leslie
KINGSBARNS, Scotland – How many golf course architects do their first solo design on true links land…in Scotland …7 miles from the Old Course at St. Andrews ? Number Kyle Phillips among them, if there be more.
Phillips , who started his own company in July after 16 years as a lead designer for Robert Trent Jones, Jr., begins construction in October on Kingsbarns Golf Links here, on a site that hugs the rugged Scottish coast “I feel humble and very fortunate,” said Phillips , whose only other design in the United Kingdom was the highly ranked 27-hole Wisley Golf Club outside London in 1991. “You have to admit, St. Andrews is the Mecca for us golf junkies. To be able to do something on the sea this close to the Old Course is a phenomenal opportunity and an incredible experience. It’s pure golf, and open to the public.” Read More…