Signature Golf Designer


World Renowned Golf Course Architect

Bob Hunt is a RIBA qualified Architect and has been involved in development masterplanning since 1975.

Until 1990, Bob was responsible for the design and physical development of the then largest chain of golf hotels in Europe, (Country Club Hotels), many of which are now owned by the Whitbread Hotel Company and are branded as Marriott Resorts. The De Vere Group of Hotels retains IDG as consultants on many aspects of golf development with Bob acting as the Lead Consultant. Bob was responsible for the project management for the rebuilding of the Brabazon Course at The Belfry in readiness for the Ryder Cup.

His work has involved virtually all technical aspects of the industry, to include providing advice with a number of legal actions related to residential development in particular. He lectures on resort design and development masterplanning and has given several papers at conferences around the world on resort development.

He is responsible for the team of masterplanners, architects and business consultants who provide the range of design and consultancy services offered by International Design Group Ltd and who have designed resorts as far apart as Tobago and China, Norway and Cuba. As a keen sailor, Bob enjoys marina developments and has worked on countless marina projects around the world from the Caribbean, through Russia and into China.

Bob has acted as an international judge on resort design on behalf of the PGA and works with many local authorities on their strategies for municipal golf development. He and his team have worked on many projects worldwide including feasibility studies, masterplanning, golf and building design, management, consultancy & branding.

Bob Hunt


Bob Hunt has been designing, building and operating golf clubs and resorts for over 35 years and was the author of a number of guides published on behalf of the Professional Golfers Association of Great Britain and Ireland and numerous other technical papers and books.
With experience of over 500 projects across the world, Bob has seen most problems associated with the safe design and operation of golf courses, driving ranges and practice facilities.
He has designed many golf courses and masterplanned communities across the world and was responsible for the research on safety which was completed for the safety guideline publications.
With skills in:
  • golf course design

  • architecture

  • urban planning

  • master planning

  • landscape design

  • ecology

  • greenkeeping

  • agronomy

  • interior design

  • irrigation design

  • drainage design

  • facilities management

  • operations management

  • risk assessments

  • safety in design

  • safety in operation

  • operational systems and proceedures for clubhouse and course maintenance and management

The breadth of experience and expertise is unrivalled.

Bob Hunt

Chairman at International Design Group

Bob is a qualified Architect the British Greenkeepers’Association, the US Greenkeepers’ Association. Helectures on golf course design, agronomy and golftourism and has given several papers at golfconferences around the world on golf resort design.

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