GRADE “A” ARCHITECTURE
The Shire London
Masters Course (2007)
Architect: Seve Ballesteros via Trajectory Design with Antonio and Gonzalo Lavin
With updating by the Dye Golf Course Design Group
18th hole / Par-4 / 456 Yards
by Matt Ward
Seve Ballesteros, the five-time major champion and former world number one player, tragically passed away at age 54 in 2011. However, his triumphs went beyond individual successes during the zenith of his competitive days.
The Spaniard was also making his mark in creating golf courses showcasing his flair and sense of adventure. The Shire London is the only golf course designed by Ballesteros in the United Kingdom. Over the past 12 months, the Bridgedown Group has worked with the world-famous Dye golf course design group to bring about further improvements.