Doug Carrick

Full Name
Douglas Andrew Carrick
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Year of Birth
1956
Place Born
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Doug Carrick has been a member of Summit Golf Club outside Toronto for more than forty years now, receiving Honorary Life Membership in 2017. He’s also a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (2009-10) and has served on several committees within that esteemed body.

After enrolling with the University of Georgia for one year then graduating from the University of Toronto as a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture in 1981, Doug Carrick gained experience on a number of golf course, land planning and recreational projects with a couple of Toronto-based design firms.

During that time, Doug worked on the design and remodelling of several courses with Tom McBroom, who was also just starting out on his architectural career. Doug also cooperated for a short time with Robbie Robinson, an associate of Stanley Thompson during the 1930s, before setting out with his own practice in 1985, “but in 1987 he became partners with Robinson in the firm of Robinson and Carrick Ltd.,” wrote Geoff Cornish and Ron Whitten in The Architects of Golf.

“Upon Robinson’s death, Carrick continued the business and the corporate name. In 1990 he was joined by landscape architect Ian C. Andrew.”

Carrick’s first solo design in 1990 was at King Valley, near Aurora, where he collaborated with Curtis Strange who was the marketing figurehead for the project. Doug also teamed up a few years later on the North course at Angus Glen with Jay Morrish, who was Tom Weiskopf’s design partner for many years.

The Heathlands course at Osprey Valley in Caledon was Doug’s next big success in 1993. Inspired as it was by the links at Portmarnock in Ireland, this course would be the first of three 18-hole layouts that the architect would set out at the popular resort.

Two years later, Doug’s design of the South course at Angus Glen was his big commercial breakthrough, as freely acknowledged by the architect: “there is no question that the notoriety garnered from the ...

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Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Doug Carrick

Angus Glen (North)

78th Ontario - Best in Area

Host to the Canadian Open in 2007, the North course at Angus Glen Golf Club is a public 18-hole layout where amateur golfers tread the same turf as their professional heroes.

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Bigwin Island

15th Ontario - Best in Area 29th Canada Ranking

The modern day Bigwin Island golf course may only have opened for play in 2002 but its location has a history going back 80 years to 1922...

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Brantford

36th Ontario - Best in Area 62nd Canada Ranking

Brantford Golf & Country Club was established in 1879 so it is the fourth oldest club in North America, it's also one of Canada's toughest courses.

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Carrick

2nd Dunbartonshire - Best in Area 81st Scotland Ranking

Former owners, the De Vere Group, introduced the Carrick course to its golf facilities at Cameron House back in the summer of 2007, adding the 18-hole course to the existing 9-hole “Wee Demon” layout.

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Cobble Beach

23rd Ontario - Best in Area 43rd Canada Ranking

The faux links course at Cobble Beach lies on the rocky clifftops that overlook Georgian Bay and it’s yet another design from the prolific Doug Carrick.

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Copper Creek

46th Ontario - Best in Area 83rd Canada Ranking

The Copper Creek Golf Club pay and play facility has taken less than a decade to establish itself as one of the very best public layouts in Ontario.

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Eagles Nest

19th Ontario - Best in Area 37th Canada Ranking

Eagles Nest Golf Club made a confident entrance onto the Canadian golfing stage in 2004, described as “among the most impressive modern courses to open in Canada in the past thirty years.”

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Fontana

2nd Austria Ranking 91st Continental Europe Ranking

Located to the south of Vienna on the edge of the spa town of Baden lies the prestigious Fontana Golf & Country Club.

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Gander

5th Newfoundland and Labrador - Best in Area

Set out on hilly terrain overlooking Gander Lake, the course at Gander Golf Club was originally developed as a 9-hole layout but a Doug Carrick redesign in 2001 saw another nine added as the architect fashioned a new 18-hole course.