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"Ian is not only passionate about restoration and the game's classic values, but he's committed to studying the architects, including Tillinghast, who designed many of the courses that endure and which golfers want to play time and again. He's the only architect I've met who has taken the time to write, on almost a daily basis, about architecture. I always learn something from reading what Ian writes."


Lorne Rubenstein

Golf Writer








Published Work





Hero Holes(click on title to see article)

Score Magazine – July 2017

There is nothing more compelling in golf than taking a big risk for a grand reward.”


“Looking Ahead To Portrush (click on title to see article)

Score Magazine – July 2017

“A discussion about renovating iconic courses and the results at Royal Portrush.”




“Cape Breton Highland 1937-1941” (click on title to see article)

Golf Club Atlas – Spring

The entire history from conception to completion.”






“A Complete Look at Bunkering” (click on title to see article)

Golf Club Atlas – Best of Golf Section

“They are essential to the core spirit of the game.”





“Jasper Park History 1921-1929”

Golf Club Atlas – Best of Golf Section

“Why did Stanley Thompson go back and renovate the course so soon.”


“Building Steeper Greens”

Green is Beautiful Magazine

I’d rather the golf superintendent try to manage speed than try to manufacture it.”



Best of Each Year





“Back to the Future”

The Met Golfer, November/December 2014

“fewer inputs, less water and better turf varieties …”





“Have Bunkers Lost Their Strategic Value”

Green Master September/October 2013

“Bunkers have essentially lost their strategic value,”





“How to Build a Better Bunker”

Golf Business Canada, Winter 2012

“less work to maintain and last twice as long”





Hard Par, Easy Bogie

Golf Architecture Magazine, December 2011
"contains the rollercoaster theory on rhythm"



For three years I turned down all writing assignments because

I could see that golf writers were struggling to survive in that economy.





“Green by Design”
Golf Canada (RCGA), June 2008
"An environmental Approach to Golf Architecture"



“Turning Back the Clocks”
Golf Course Architecture UK, June 2007
"On restoration of golf courses"




“Layout Lessons” 
Travel + Leisure Golf, September 2006
"What ten of the world’s best courses teach us about golf architecture"





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