Donald Leslie Harradine

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Donald Leslie Harradine ( Enfield , 1911 - 1996 ) was an English golf course architect .

His stepfather Albert Hockey designed his first golf course in 1891, selling golf clubs under his own name. The Hockey golf clubs were sold all the way to the United States. In 1920 he was one of the first people to teach indoor golf. He did this in Harrods .

Donald therefore came into contact with golf at a young age. In 1929 Albert Hockey had to design the golf course at Golf Club Bad Ragaz , for which the family moved to Switzerland. Donald gets to help his stepfather and his talents are discovered. When Bad Ragaz was finished, the family returned to England, but Donald was involved in the construction of a small job in Flims and stayed in Switzerland.

In 1939 he worked at the embassy in Bern, where he met his future wife Babette. They had two children, Kathleen and Peter . After the Second World War , the family moved to Caslano .

Harradine has designed, built or improved over 175 courses. Below is a list of the most famous jobs: 


  • Golf Club Augsburg
  • Golf Club Bad-Wiessee
  • Golf Club Göttingen , 18 holes
  • Golf Club Hechingen-Hohenzollern
  • Golf Club Heidelberg , 18 holes
  • Golf Club Heinbrunn-Hohenlohe , 9 holes
  • Golf Club Kassel
  • Golf Club Konstanz , 18 holes
  • Golf Club Myllensonk , 18 holes
  • Golf Club Oberfranken , 18 holes
  • Golf Club Oberschwaben Bad-Waldsee , 18 holes
  • Pyrmonter Golf Club
  • Golf Club Regensburg , 18 holes


  • Golf Club de Nîmes Campagne , 18 holes, in collaboration with Leonard Morandi
  • Golf Club Valbonne , 18 holes
  • Open Golf Club in Opio (1966), Club Med course


  • Golf & Country Club Capelle a / d IJssel (1977)
  • Golfclub Grevelingenhout (1988)
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  • Golf Club Bad Ragaz (1929) in collaboration with Albert Hockey, where the Don Harradine Memorial was played in 2008. The tournament of the European Seniors Tour is also played here.
  • Golf Club Bonmont , 17 holes improved
  • Breitenloo Golf Club , 9 holes in collaboration with Frank Pennink (1964), changed in 2004 by Kurt Rosslnecht.
  • Golf Club Davos , 2nd 9 holes after 1967
  • Golf Club de Genève in Onex , 18 holes improved
  • Gerre Losone golf , 18 holes, Ladies Swiss Open course
  • Interlaken Golf Club , where the Don Harradine Memorial was played in 2000.
  • Golf Club de Lausanne
  • Golf Club Lenzerheide , where the Don Harradine Memorial was played in 2004.
  • Golf Club Lugano , made of 9 holes 18 holes, changed by others in 1992.
  • Golf & Country Club Schönenberg


Harradine has also created many jobs in other countries, including some jobs in Dubai, Greece and the United States.


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