The Company of Ian Scott-Taylor Golf Architect is known for its historical restoration and design of golf courses in the golf world. From golf course renovations encompassing complete courses, to hole renovations and design of individual tees, fairways, bunkers and green projects. We also design practice facilities, golf schools, and short game areas.
Restoration work is a key part of our practice. We have been privileged to work on some of the great courses by Willie Park Jr, Donald Ross, James Braid, Gene Hamm, and Joe Lee, producing integral updates with great acclaim.
When we design practice facilities we do so to a high specification, enabling strong teaching values from the results. Many are designed to the requirements of Tournament Golf, with the exacting chipping and auxiliary needs they require. Putting greens, short game areas are also our specialties.
We understands the importance of the short game, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, in the United States and the home of golf – the United Kingdom.
We have a reputation for personal service and exceptional golf course design. With our inspirations based in the ‘golden age of golf’ by the great work of Alister MacKenzie, Donald Ross and A.W.Tillinghast.
Call today and discuss you next project with us.
Scott-Taylor, Golf Architect and Principal
Scott-Taylor’s golf architectural career
has spanned twenty years to include involvement
with or leading over fifty major design projects
throughout sixteen countries.
Scott-Taylor’s belief in classic strategic
golf traces back to his early years in North
Wales, in the United Kingdom. His father,
an officer in the merchant navy also contributed
to his love of the game.
at West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education,
City and Guilds London Institute and the
University of Wiltshire, where he received
his Ph.D in Engineering Design.
At the Royal Commission of Ancient and Historic
Monuments, Scott-Taylor worked on some of
the most environmentally sensitive sites
in the UK. He
became an expert on historic landscapes and
site recognition and
remains one of the only golf course architects
in the British Isles to work on heritage
and ecological issues for the British Government.
In 1985 Scott-Taylor joined the David Williams
Partnership. In his position with other
notable golf course designers, he developed
his skills and gained a reputation for precision
scheme and working drawings.
In 1991 he opened his own practice and worked
with David Feherty, Brian Huggett, and Ian
Woosnam on numerous sites. With Wales
as his home base, projects took
him to Turkey, Dubai, Ireland and the USA.
Scott-Taylor came to the USA in 1998
to create a championship style British golf course
on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. The
Oak Golf Club, Queenstown,
the project, he spoke to his father often
about their mutual respect for the game
and the land on which it was played. After
completion, he remained in the US.
Scott-Taylor sees a special need for accurate
restoration of classic courses and environmentally
sensitive solutions for course improvement
and expansion. His goal is to build courses
that will become the timeless standard of
Donald Ross Society
The Tillinghast Association
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William B. Mattimore, Vice President and CFO
Bill comes to the golf business with nearly 40 years of experience in project management and accounting. He began his career with Ernst and Young in New York, had his own capital management firm, spent several years in the health care industry and is a CPA in the state of New York.
A graduate a Georgetown University, Bill also holds an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Contract administration and strategic planning are Bill’s areas of expertise.
Bill and his wife Anne relocated to Maryland’s Eastern shore three years ago to be closer to their three children and nine grandchildren. He has volunteered for the following organizations:
Southward Ho Country Club, Bay Shore, New York
Governor 1980 – 1992
Treasurer 1982 – 1988
O-Co’Nee Association (HOA), Bay Shore, New York
Treasurer 1986 – 1988
President 1989 – 1991
“ 2001 – 2007
Easton Club East Homeowner’s Association
Director and Treasuer
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Chesapeake Wildlife Heritage
Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
Eastern Shore Land Conservancy
Talbot County Watermen’s Association
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
The Nature Conservancy
The Audubon Society
The Cornell Lab of Ornithology