About Nelson & Haworth
Nelson & Haworth is a well-respected and sought after golf course design company known for creating fun, memorable and beautiful golf courses.
N&H work in many countries around the world, often in difficult terrain and climates, producing courses that are unique, beautiful and enduringly playable. Well known for designing award winning, challenging and enjoyable golf courses that sit lightly on the land, we often incorporate elements of local cultural significance into our designs.
Founded in 1987 by former senior partner Robin Nelson, Nelson & Haworth originally was part of the Hawaiian firm of Belt Collins, an engineering, planning and landscape architectural company well known for its pioneering work on resorts throughout Hawaii and South East Asia.
In early 2000, Robin Nelson, Neil Haworth and Brett Mogg bought out Belt Collins interest in the company and now operate the company as a partnership. Robin was based mainly in the US, while Neil and Brett continued their commitment to Asia from offices in Singapore and Hong Kong.
Late 2012 brought unwanted change to the company when Robin Nelson passed away after a long battle with ALS. Neil and Brett continue Robin’s pioneering design work as partners and owners of the business and in memory to Robin have retained the Nelson & Haworth name.
Thousands of "great designs" are set down on paper every year, all over the world - the lofty dreams of artists, architects, owners and golfers. Only a few become reality.
For Nelson & Haworth, each project is unique and presents new challenges, opportunities and solutions. Our experience has taught us that golf course design is a "site-specific" discipline. Subtle nuances of the site take time to reveal themselves. Often, exciting possibilities and alternatives present themselves during the design and construction process: Our approach allows us to incorporate these unique opportunities into the design process. Our flexibility, sensitivity, and responsiveness to both site revelations and client suggestions, enhances our continuing quest to produce the world's finest golf courses.
What transforms a great design vision into a great golf course is our commitment to bring our experience to the site as often as possible. Critical to the process is communication between owner, architect and construction supervisors: it is paramount to our approach and to the successes of our many projects.
A Nelson & Haworth golf course is an evolution of ideas, communication, skill, and experience.