A designer of golf courses and consultant in environmental design that seeks to achieves a win-win for nature and man, Edwin Roald has shaped his natural approach and vision after frequently facing the challenges of working with the fragile yet spectacular terrain in his native Iceland, often armed with hopelessly tight budgets.
An environmentalist, Edwin Roald believes that both environmental and economic gain is generally best achieved with creative, common-sense solutions in the wider perspective. An advocate for greater creative freedom in golf course design, allowing for a greater ability to “design the problems out”, he believes in keeping earthwork volumes and cost down, for the course
developer, for the environment and ultimately for the golfer, providing a platform for growing the game.
Current Occupation & Activities:
Golf Course Architect, Consultant & Historian.
Sustainability Advisor for The Golf Environment Organization.
Serves on the board of The Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environmental Research Foundation, STERF.
Serves on The European Institute of Golf Course Architect's Environment Committee.
TV Presenter / Golf CommentatorPublished Author
Previous Professional Experience:
Deputy Director of The Golf Union of Iceland
Commercial College of Iceland
Guildford College, Merrist Wood Campus, Golf Studies
European Institute of Golf Course Architects, EIGCA.