Harry Shapland Colt Golf Course Architect

Henry Shapland "Harry" Colt (4 August 1869 – 21 November 1951) was a golf course architect born in Highgate, England. He worked predominantly with Charles Alison, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He participated in the design of over 300 golf courses (115 on his own) in North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa. Colt's courses of note in the UK include Sunningdale (Old and New courses), Rye, Stoke Park Club, Calcot Park, Goring and Streatley Golf Club, the East & West Courses at Wentworth Club. He performed extensive redesigns of Muirfield and the Royal Liverpool Golf Club, Hoylake, two of the courses on the rota for the Open Championship. In Canada, his courses for the Hamilton Golf and Country Club and the Toronto Golf Club are highly respected. He also designed in 1914 the first Spanish course bigger than 4.300 yards, the Club de Golf Sant Cugat, promoted by the Barcelona Traction Light and Power Company Ltd. While it is often joked that "the sun never sets" on a course designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, this is actually true for the works of Colt and his collaborators.

Personal details

Date of birth
August 4th, 1869
Date of death
November 21st, 1951 at age of 82
Place of death
Berkshire, United Kingdom


1. Clare College, Cambridge College

Clare College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.

Type University
2013. 80 mil. £
2009. 50 mil. £
Institution colors
Trinity Lane, CB2 1TL - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
2013. 492
2013. 268
Acceptance rate
2013. 15.27 %
Local tuition
2014. 9 K £
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