The designing of golf courses runs deep in the Harradine family tree dating back to the 1920 when Peter’s step grand-father designed and built his first course. Don Harradine, Peter’s father designed and built his first course in 1929 a career that would span sixty years before his retirement in the late 1980’s.
Golf was obviously going to play a huge part in Peter’s early years, receiving his first set of clubs at the age of six and experiencing his first taste of course construction around the same time when he was drafted by his father to help out on projects during school holidays. In 1965-1966 Peter traveled to the U.S where he studied landscaping and golf course design & construction, before returning to Europe to design and build many courses with his father and other prominent European architects.
In 1976 a visit to the United Arab Emirates to investigate the possibilities of constructing a golf course, led to the establishment of a Middle East office which has grown from strength to strength. Harradine Golf has designed and built 5 courses in the Emirates alone with many more in the region together with courses in Europe, Asia & Africa all contributing to an impressive portfolio of over 160 projects.A number, for the time being Peter has no desire to see stop growing.