Born in Scotland, in 1965, Ken Moddie studied at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and gained a BA Honours degree in Landscape Architecture in 1988. Following a period of research with the University he joined the golf course architectural practice of Hawtree & Son in 1989 and established his own firm, Creative Golf Design, in 1998. Ken is a Senior Member and Past President of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects.
During a period of over 20 years in golf course architecture Ken has been involved with a wide variety of projects throughout Europe in countries such as Hungary, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain. He has worked on over 20 new golf course developments and advised more than 60 golf clubs on course improvement work, including two Open Championship venues and a number of Open qualifying courses.
New course developments include the Oceanico Millennium Golf Course (whilst an associate of Hawtree Ltd.) in Vilamoura, Portugal; a PGA European Tour standard course at Wychwood Park, Crewe, in the UK; and the creation of a new 18-hole championship links course for the Marine Golf Club on the island of Sylt, in Germany. Smaller projects include the development of a pitch & putt course for the Kevin Duggan Golf Academy at Stockwood Park, Luton, UK (a public/private partnership between a charity and Luton Borough Council), and the planning of a new golf academy and training headquarters for the PGA of Austria, at Schladming, which incorporates a driving range, 3 hole academy and short-game practice facilities. The company is also currently designing new golf course developments in Slovakia, Bulgaria, and the UK. But wait, there’s more
Murcia or Costa Calida (Warm Coast) lies in the South East corner of Spain between Andalucia and Valencia, Murcia has a relaxed atmosphere and the locals believe the most important thing is to enjoy life. The province has over 170km of coastline dotted with wonderful beaches in addition to the largest salt-water lagoon in Europe (the Mar Menor), ideal for family bathing as the water here is calm and shallow and 5 degrees warmer than the rest of the Mediterranean.
Murcia enjoys more than 3,000 hours of sunshine a year and the winters are pleasantly mild and dry. On the coast you can enjoy the stunning cliffs, endless white sandy beaches, pretty ports and undiscovered coves with crystal clear water; the beautiful and historic towns of Alhama, Lorca and Murcia are all well worth a visit if time permits as are the numerous attractive villages that dot the Costa Calida countryside as well as the impressive landscape of the Sierra de Espuña mountains.