Edwin Roald

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Address
Langalína 22
Gardabaer
210
Iceland
Phone
+354 693 0075
Languages spoken
English [fluent]
Icelandic [native]
Scandinavian [conversational]

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.

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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.

Before completing a diploma in Golf Studies and the EIGCA’s education programme, Edwin Roald abandoned his early career in sports journalism to serve as Deputy Director of the Golf Union of Iceland, a governing body in one of golf’s most active nations, with more than 10% of the 320 thousand Icelanders playing golf on almost seventy courses.

After a decade of independent golf course design and consultancy work, Edwin’s services have now been sought by thirty clients in five European countries. His other professional activities include contributions to the EIGCA’s Environment Committee and to the board of The Scandinavian Turfgrass and Environmental Research Foundation (STERF).

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