Murcia Golf Course Designer: Dave Thomas

Designed the Golf Course at: La Manga Club Golf Resort (West Course), Altorreal Golf, Hacienda del Alamo Golf Resort, Roda Golf & Beach Resort, Mar Menor Golf Resort (9 Holes) & Lorca Golf & Spa (Planning Stage)

Dave Thomas (born 16 August 1934) was one of Britain's foremost golfers of the 1950s and 1960s, winning over a dozen tournaments in Britain and Europe, twice finishing second in Open Championship. In 1958, he tied with Peter Thomson at Lytham before narrowly losing the playoff, and in 1966, finished just one shot behind Jack Nicklaus.

He represented Great Britain in the Ryder Cup in 1959, 1963, 1965 and 1967, accumulating a 3-10-5 win-loss-half record, but was only once beaten in five singles matches. He was renowned for his long, straight, driving, once hitting a drive at Hoylake onto the green at the 420-yard second hole.

After retiring he set up a golf course design business. His dozens of original designs include the Brabazon, Derby and PGA National courses at Ryder Cup venue The Belfry, and his redesigns include the Open Championship venue Turnberry.

Dave Thomas Limited has built an excellent reputation in the world of golf course design based on concepts and ideas that respect the game of golf and observe its long traditions.

Photo courtesy of Dave Thomas Limited

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