Ross Perrett

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Ross Maxwell Perrett
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Leongatha, Victoria, Australia

Ross Perrett joined the prolific Thomson & Wolveridge design team in the 1980s, becoming a partner a few years later and then company principal with Peter Thomson when Mike Wolveridge left the firm. There was a period in the 1980s and 90s when this company seemed to win every major design contract in Australia.

In 1965, Peter Thomson commenced his career in golf course design when he joined up with John Harris and Michael Wolveridge. Initially the firm was called South Pacific Golf Pty Ltd but soon became Harris Thomson and Wolveridge.

Early projects included Wairakei in New Zealand, Royal Hong Kong GC, Bali Handara in Indonesia and the renovation of both Delhi and Royal Calcutta in India. In the 1960s and 1970s Thomson was pioneering the Asian Tour by playing across the Asia Pacific, which helped the company prosper.

Wolveridge set up the Melbourne office whilst Harris concentrated on the European market from London. In 1981, Wolveridge met a young architect named Ross Perrett who was completing a Masters thesis on Golf Architecture at Melbourne University but six years passed before Ross started consulting for Thomson Wolveridge.

After a hectic few years servicing the Asian Golf Boom, Perrett was invited to join the business so in 1990 the company changed to Thomson Wolveridge and Perrett. When Mike Wolveridge eventually retired in 2004, the company became Thomson Perrett.

The following year, Melbourne-born architect Tim Lobb joined the firm to service the European, Middle East and African markets so the company was renamed Thomson Perrett and Lobb. When Peter Thomson retired in 2016, Tim formed Lobb + Partners, with Ross looking after TP Golf.

Karrie Webb joined Ross in a new design partnership at the end of 2018, with the establishment of Perrett Webb Pty Ltd. Having worked together on a bid for the 2016 Rio Olympics, it felt right to team up again and so the combination of seasoned architect and one of Australia's greatest players is now set to lead the w...

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Featured courses designed, remodelled and added to by Ross Perrett

Ayodhya Links

1st Central Thailand - Best in Area 1st Thailand Ranking 11th Asia Ranking

Formed in 2007 by thirty of Thailand’s wealthiest people, Ayodhya Links is one of the most exclusive golf clubs in Asia. Membership is by invitation so only the great and the good of Thai society mingle in the clubhouse...


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58th Victoria - Best in Area

Formed in 1895, Ballarat Golf Club acquired additional land to construct new holes in 2009. As some of the original layout remains in use, the club claims to still play on the site of the oldest 18-hole course in Australia.


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Bay Views

91st Victoria - Best in Area

Formerly known as Rosebud Park Public Golf Course, Bay Views Golf Course was given a significant new millennium facelift by Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett, with holes 11 to 13 in particular reworked by the architects.


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Black Bull

30th Victoria - Best in Area 77th Australia Ranking

Opened for play in June 2015 and designed by Peter Thomson and Ross Perrett, the course at Black Bull Golf Club forms an integral part of the Silverwoods Golf & Lifestyle Resort.


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46th Victoria - Best in Area

The 18 holes at the exclusive Capital Golf Club lie less than a mile to the east of the top ranked Kingston Heath Golf Club and they form the ultra-private golfing playground of Lloyd J Williams...


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1st Turkey Ranking 39th Continental Europe Ranking

Thomson Perrett & Lobb, the golf course architecture company founded by five-time Open Champion and Australian golf legend Peter Thomson, designed the course at Carya Golf Club.


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Clearwater Bay

2nd Hong Kong Ranking 82nd Asia Ranking

Reworked by the Thomson-Perrett design company in 2006, the 18 holes at Clearwater Bay Golf & Country Club are laid out in two very contrasting sets of nine holes that now offer a true championship test of golf.


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13th Java - Best in Area 17th Indonesia Ranking

Set in the foothills of the East Java mountains, Finna Golf & Country Club is a mid-1990s Thomson, Wolveridge and Perrett creation where elevated tees play over former rice paddies in a tranquil, tropical paradise.


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Gunung Geulis (East)

18th Java - Best in Area 25th Indonesia Ranking

The East course at the 36-hole Gunung Geulis Country Club was unveiled two years after the West course opened in 1992. It’s designed to play as two distinct nines, with an undulating outward half and a gentler, more open inward half.

Ross Perrett Leaderboard

Rank Name Courses Played
1 Geoffrey Steer Courses Played 13
= Scarlett Courses Played 13
3 Brendan James Courses Played 12
4 Peter Wood Courses Played 11
= Kevin P Courses Played 11
= Kimi Hoshiyama Courses Played 11
7 Wayne Moriarty Courses Played 9
= Ian Pemberton Courses Played 9
9 Ian Greenwood Courses Played 8
10 Liam Courses Played 7