TP Golf News

Palm Beach Resort to open in October

- 13 September 2016

In recent times course openings have become rare in China as the industry has come to a standstill in response to the Government’s strictly administered anti-golf policy. Thomson Perrett’s third course in Shanghai, the Palm Beach Resort is scheduled to open in October 2016. Despite this disappointing background, the Palm Beach project has proceeded pretty […]

Ross Perrett busy in Indonesia

- 8 September 2016

Having completed over 15 courses in Indonesia in the 1990’s, Thomson Perrett are pleased to back working in Indonesia which has always been one our favourite countries to work in. Currently we are involved in two projects in Java – the construction of the redesigned East Course at Gunung Geulis in Bogor and the design of […]

Thomson Perrett Olympic Presentation

- 6 September 2016

Golf recently made a successful return to the Olympics in Rio De Janeiro with medalists from 6 different countries. Thomson Perrett wishes to congratulate the medallists and all the competing golfers. Golf architect Gil Hanse is to be commended on producing a site responsive course tht brought the best players to the top. Thomson Perrett […]

Milestone in Sustainable Golf Development

- 24 August 2016

Ross Perrett has been a strong supporter of the Golf Environment Organisation (GEO) and played an important role in helping develop their Sustainable golf Development Standard which has just been released. Ross was GEO’s first official verifier in Asia Pacific and continues to actively promote their work and implement their philosophies in to his designs. See below […]

Peter Thomson retires

- 16 August 2016

After over 50 years in golf course design, Thomson Perrett founder Peter Thomson has announced his formal retirement from golf course architecture.  Peter established the company in 1965 after winning his 5th British Open and has since worked on over 250 projects in 30 countries including building over 100 new courses. Peter’s contribution and impact […]

Two TP courses open in Victoria

- 17 December 2015

This year we saw the openings of two courses in Victoria – The Black Bull Golf Club, in Yarrawonga an The Mandalay Club at Beveridge. Both courses form the centrepiece of major golf residential projects and have received excellent reviews and are enjoying lots of patronage. The Black Bull Course was built on former farm […]

Northern exposure

- 17 December 2015

Thomson Perrett has recently overseen the construction of 3 new holes and practice facilities at The Northern Golf Club. The new work was triggered by the sale of the existing driving range to the Darebin Council for use as a community park. Fortunately there was sufficient surplus land available to accommodate new 9th and 10th […]

Thomson Perrett open office in Vietnam

- 17 December 2015

Thomson Perrett has opened an office in Hanoi to service the emerging golf market. Currently there are only 33 courses opened for play in Vietnam but a further 67 projects have been approved. With a young population of 94 million the future of golf in Vietnam looks very promising. Thomson Perrett has a 27 hole […]

Thomson Perrett & Lobb appointed to create a new golf course on Egypt’s Red Sea coast.

- 23 November 2015

Thomson Perrett & Lobb has been appointed to create a new golf course on Egypt’s Red Sea coast. The 18-hole course will form part of the Soma Bay holiday resort, which lies 20 minutes from Hurghada International Airport. The course will be built on a slightly elevated hillside site, and will embrace the local area’s […]

Carya to host Turkish Open

- 17 November 2015

Next year’s Turkish Airlines Open will be hosted by the Carya Golf Club, designed by Thomson Perrett & Lobb and situated o n Turkey’s famous Golf Coast near Antalya. Carya Golf Club, host venue 2016 – 18 Turkish Airlines Open  Starting from 2016 Regnum Carya Golf Club will be the venue of the Turkish Airlines […]

Construction underway at Gunung Geulis in Indonesia

- 17 November 2015

Thomson Perrett are enjoying being back in Indonesia where they are overseeing a major upgrade of the East Course at the Gunung Geulis Golf Club in Bogor, Indonesia. Ross has just returned from a two week trip around our Asian projects under construction in Shanghai, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Gunung […]

Renovation update at Warrnambool Golf Club

- 16 November 2015

Thomson Perrett has been course architect for the Warrnambool Golf Club since 1988 and we are currently renovating the 10th hole.  In a story by Turfmate, Course superintendent David Warrner commented that “David Flood and Ross Perrett have done an amazing job on the design, and it’s been great to have David down here actually […]

Thomson Perrett & Lobb to work with beer giant at Buckinghamshire

- 7 November 2015

Japanese drinks giant, Asahi Group, which owns the Buckinghamshire Golf Club in southern England, is to invest £2 million in refurbishing the golf course. Thomson Perrett & Lobb will lead the renovation project, which will be implemented over the next two winters, and will include building an irrigation reservoir, installing a new Toro irrigation system […]

Thomson Perrett celebrate 50 years in business

- 21 October 2015

The recent Open Championship at St Andrews marked the 50th year in golf course architecture for Melbourne based firm Thomson Perrett. Peter Thomson was a special guest of the R&A as he celebrated the 60th Anniversary of his 1955 win at the home of golf. Peter’s great mate, the late Kel Nagle, was also honoured with […]

Thomson Perrett’s Clearwater Bay host Asia Pacific Amateur

- 5 October 2015

Clearwater Bay Golf Club in Hong Kong which Thomson Perrett remodelled over the past 5 years hosted the Asia Pacific Amateur Championships at the beginning of October.   Ross Perrett was a guest at the tournament and gave a Keynote presentation about preparing the course for  the tournament. Below is an article Ross wrote for the […]

Three Thomson Perrett courses featured as Inside Golf’s Club of the Month in 2015

- 24 September 2015

Thomson Perrett designed courses Black Bull Golf Course, Mandalay Club and Sandhurst Club have all featured as the Club of the Month in Inside Golf  Magazine during the course of 2015. Click on course names below for the features on each course: Black Bull, February 2015  Mandalay Club, June 2015 Sandhurst Club, September 2015

Ayodhya Links ranked in World Top 100

- 22 September 2015

Ayodhya Links which was master planned and designed by Thomson Perrett has been in ranked in the Work Top 100 Courses of 2015 by Golf Magazine who describe the course as having “inspired design and a remarkable set of greens.” See link:  

Thomson Perrett key to sale of Moonah Links

- 21 August 2015

Moonah Links Resort which boasts two Thomson Perrett designed courses was recently sold to a Chinese group.  Thomson Perrett Managing Director Ross Perrett played a key role on the sale, utilising both his knowledge of the project and his network to help both parties achieve a successful outcome.  Thomson Perrett has been engaged to be an ongoing consultant to […]

Mandalay celebrates as clubhouse breaks ground

- 21 July 2015

Ross Perrett and Peter Thomson recently attended the official opening of the Thomson Perrett designed Club Mandalay. Below is an article which was published in Inside Golf magazine ( Following the recent completion of Club Mandalay’s 18-hole golf course, celebrations continued this week as Mandalay broke ground on its crowning feature, the $8 million “Club Mandalay” […]

TP Team at The Open

- 17 July 2015

Thomson Perrett team members Ross & Helen Perrett, Warren & Janine Duncan, Bernie Hogan, Tim Lobb, Stuart Rennie and Chen Wei Hua attended The Open at St Andrews in July to celebrate 5o years since the business was launched and 60 years since Peter Thomson’s first British Open win.  Peter Thomson was also in attendance […]

Thomson Perrett’s Black Bull charging ahead

- 21 June 2015

The complete 18 holes at the Thomson Perrett designed Black Bull Golf course in Yarrawonga Victoria is now open for play! The below article was published in the Border Mail on 6 June 2015. It plans to be among the top-20 public courses in Australia, rivalling the likes of Tasmania’s much vaunted Barnbougle Dunes and […]

Manly Golf Club open for play

- 14 September 2012

On July 13, The Manly Golf Club in Sydney opened the final stage of their new course. Over the past 3 years The Manly Golf Club has undergone a major transformation involving the rebuilding of the entire course. The north and south paddocks are now known as the North Links and the South Links. Prior […]

Thomson Perrett China Update

- 10 September 2012

Thomson Perrett continues to be at the forefront of golf development with 4 projects currently under construction in Qinzhou, Xian, Wujiang and Dalian and several in the planning stages. Qinzhou – The first nine of 27 holes at Qinzhou is nearing completion. Despite the rugged terrain a very playable course is emerging with some spectacular […]

Thomson Perrett busy around the world

- 16 August 2012

Despite the fact that golf course development in Australia and around the world is experiencing a general slowdown, Thomson Perrett continue to be busy. Thomson Perrett Managing Director Ross Perrett says “that while golf development may never reach the heights of the 90s, the future for Thomson Perrett and golf course architects remains positive”. Ross […]

Thomson Perrett team with Karrie Webb for Rio Olympic course – Herald Sun, 20 January 2012

- 25 January 2012

MElbourne golf course design company Thomson Perrett is no stranger to mixing it with the big boys. Next week, though, its world-renowned architecture for the first time must stand the test of the girls – and on the biggest stage possible.  Managing director Ross Perrett flies with his team to Brazil on Monday to present […]

Thomson Perrett a finalist for Olympic Golf Course in Rio

- 21 January 2012

Thomson Perrett has been selected as one of 8 short-listed architectural companies to design the golf course which will host the golf event in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games. The announcement follows a worldwide competition launched by the Rio 2016 Olympic Committee. The “Request For Proposal” sought the leading golf course architecture companies […]

Thomson Perrett’s remodel of Manly Golf Club already a success

- 12 January 2012

The full remodel of the Manly Golf Club is nearing completion and has already proven to be a huge success having received the tick of approval by the Golf Club and its members.  Feedback from members has been extremely positive and the remodel has led to 122 new members signing up since the works began […]

Thomson Perrett announced as a finalist for the design of the Rio De Janeiro Olympic Golf Course

- 7 December 2011

The Rio 2016 Olympic Committee has recognized Thomson Perrett Golf Course Architects as one of the leading golf course architecture companies in the world by including them in the 8 company short list to design the golf course which will host the golf event in the 2016 Rio De Janeiro Olympic Games. In October 2011, […]

Peter Thomson Centenary Classic 2011

- 11 August 2011

The Peter Thomson Centenary Classic will be held at Thomson Perrett’s Sandhurst Club on Monday 14 November.  Peter Thomson will be in attendance and you have the opportunity to play.  If you are interested, click here for more information.

Thomson Perrett lead the way for golf environment

- 29 June 2011

Thomson Perrett Managing Director Ross Perrett made history when he acted as the Golf Environment Organisation’s (GEO) official verifier in accrediting The Jockey Club Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course as the first GEO Certified™ facility in Asia-Pacific.  See article by Inside Golf.

Update on the Thomson Perrett designed Xian International Golf Club

- 29 June 2011

“Courses abound in many forms, but the very best are set in beautiful natural settings of tranquillity and beauty.  Such is what we at Thomson Perrett are planning for at XIAN INTERNATIONAL GOLF CLUB.  Golf has a virtue of creation not destruction. Our aim and hope is to enhance the nature of the land, as […]

Fernando Alonso enjoys a round at Thomson Perrett’s Hamilton Island Golf Club

- 14 April 2011

Just days after competing in the recent Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne, two-time world champion, Fernando Alonso enjoyed driving a different course, this time at the Thomson Perrett designed Hamilton Island Golf Club. Alonso took a well deserved break at the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island, staying at luxurious resort […]

Designing for the future

- 10 March 2011

In late 2009, Thomson Perrett’s Ross Perett launched a new architecture company, Perrett Ewart Leaf, to focus on clubhouses  and building architecture.  Perrett Ewart Leaf have been busy since inception and received a glowing wrap in the March edition of the PGA Magazine. See below article.

Thomson Perrett’s The Vantage Point Golf Development starts construction

- 6 March 2011

Thomson Perrett Chairman, Peter Thomson, the man with the vision to create the best golf course in regional Australia overlooking the spectacular South Sale wetlands, officially commemorated the construction of the Gippsland Links Development project on Friday 4th March. The Deputy Premier of Victoria Hon Peter Ryan and Mayor of the Wellington Shire Jeff Amos […]

Thomson Perrett appoint award winning Golf Course Architect

- 1 November 2010

Thomson Perrett welcomes Golf Course Architect and Landscape Architect Stuart Rennie to our team.  Stuart is a Scottish lad who joins Thomson Perrett having recently graduated from the European Institute of Golf Course Architects Professional Diploma in Golf Course Design with Distinction.  Stuart was awarded TORO Student Golf Course Architect Award for 2010 for being […]

Stuart Appleby one of the first to tee off at new Yarra Bend Driving Range

- 11 October 2010

After more than four years of planning, the first stage of the Yarra Bend Golf Driving Range was opened for play on 3 October 2010. One of the first to tee off at the new driving range was Stuart Appleby, who was on site on 7 October.  Stuart is part of the Yarra Bend management […]

Thomson Perrett Newsletter – October 2010

- 11 October 2010

For a snapshot of all Thomson Perrett’s latest news, click here.

Thomson Perrett tees off a commendation at 2010 Governor of Victoria Export Awards

- 5 October 2010

Media release from the Minister for Industry and Trade: Thomson Perrett – the golf course design company established in 1965 by Australian golfing great Peter Thomson – has been commended as an exporter at the 2010 Governor of Victoria Awards. Industry and Trade Minister Jacinta Allan said Thomson Perrett consult to both domestic and international […]

China Golf Boom continues

- 2 October 2010

Thomson Perrett continue to make a mark in China and currently have projects under construction in Dalian, Xian, Hainan Island and Wujiang. Others on the drawing board include courses at Luohe, Qinzhou and Changzhou. The golf boom in China shows no sign of abating in the short term as the Chinese embrace the game.Whilst the […]

Peter Thomson Joins Greats in St Andrews

- 1 October 2010

Peter Thomson did not look out of place when he joined other past champions at the 2010 British Open in St Andrews. Greats such as Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson, Tiger Woods, Ernie Els and Nick Faldo all joined Peter in front of the R&A. Peter was scheduled to participate in the Champions event […]

Mandalay Beveridge development proves successful

- 19 September 2010

Thomson Perrett have now built seven holes at the new Mandalay Beveridge development.  The development is proving to be a great success with stages 1-8 nearly sold out already.  The success of this projects highlights the importance of golf to residential developments and the important role play Thomson Perrett can play.  Click here to see […]

Sale Golf Club development launched

- 19 September 2010

On 28 July, Ross Perrett, Ian Stanley and the Mayor of Sale launched The Vantage Point development where Thomson Perrett will be building a new Championship course for the Sale Golf Club.  Just 20 minutes from 90 mile beach and with stunning panoramic views over the Ramsar wetlands to the Great Dividing Range, the development […]

Building Architecture partnership takes off

- 19 September 2010

Ross Perrett and his Perrett Ewert Leaf partners William Leaf and Toby Ewert are busy working on some exciting building architecture projects.  They have recently designed residential buildings in South Yarra, Armadale and Inverloch and  are currently working on a number of commercial projects, including a clubhouse in China.  Perrett Ewert Leaf promote a brand […]

Ross Perrett invests in golf

- 19 September 2010

Thomson Perrett Managing Director Ross Perrett has invested in the Mornington Peninsula’s, St Andrews Beach Golf Course.  Having obtained the original permits for the course and designed the original masterplan more than 10 years ago, Ross has a strong link to the project. Ross has teamed up with a Chinese friend who has a passion […]

Victorian Government recognise Thomson Perrett’s International success

- 19 September 2010

Thomson Perrett has been recognised by the Victoria Government for its international success by being shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘Small to Medium Services’ category of the 2010 Governor of Victoria Export Awards.  The winners will be announced on 4 October at Government  House. The Governor of Victoria Export Awards is one of the […]

Golf course architects unite to promote sustainable golf development

- 25 August 2010

In late March there was a very significant meeting of minds at The World Golf Forum of Golf Course Architects, St Andrews University in St Andrews, Scotland. The initiatives discussed at this conference will have very positive long term benefits for golf development in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region. There are many challenges facing […]

Thomson Perrett join forces with Australia’s best

- 25 August 2010

Thomson Perrett have joined forces with a group of  Australia’s best golfers, including Geoff Ogilvy, Stuart Appleby and Paul Sheehan, and Australia’s leading Golf Academy, Bann Lynch,  in a consortium which will manage the Yarra Bend Golf Course. Yarra Bend is situated in Yarra Bend Park, only 4 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD. The course […]

The Berkshire & The Richmond appoint TPL

- 25 August 2010

Thomson Perrett & Lobb has been appointed to consult on and oversee important design work on two historic courses close to London – The Berkshire Golf Club, one of the UK’s Top 100 Courses, and The Richmond Golf Club, Surrey. The Berkshire, which features two of the finest, traditional heathland golf courses, with 69 bunkers […]

Thomson Perrett active around the world

- 25 August 2010

International golf course architecture firm, Thomson Perrett, which was established in 1965 by 5 times British Open winner Peter Thomson and now led by Head Designer and Managing Director Ross Perrett, is busy on the international stage with current projects in China, Dubai, Egypt, United Kingdom, Vietnam and Australia. In China, Thomson Perrett are very […]

Reef Magazine – Hamilton Island and the Great Barrier Reef

- 25 August 2010

Selecting a signature hole at Hamilton Island Golf Club is no easy task. While most golf clubs, particularly resort courses, like to nominate an iconic member of their 18 to build a reputation upon and to market the course, Hamilton Island has arguably a dozen or more worthy candidates. Since its opening, many first-time visitors […]