Paul Mogford is a qualified landscape architect and golf course architect with over 25-years of experience.
Paul is a full member and Vice-President of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects. Paul is a Director of The Australian Golf Industry Council (AGIC). Paul graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1994 with a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture. His final thesis explored the environmental design of golf courses, with a particular focus on the now commonplace integration of constructed wetlands within new and existing golf course developments.
In 1994 Paul was commissioned by the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects to research both the detrimental and positive environmental issues associated with golf courses. In addition to preparing a detailed set of research folders for the members, Paul authored the Society’s publication ‘Golf Courses: Benefits to Community & Environment’ and holds the role of ‘Environmental Research Officer’. It is acknowledged that the work Paul completed in this area contributed to quelling criticism from environmental groups as well as informed them as to the many valuable contributions golf courses provide to the broader society and the environment. He has been co-editor with Neil Crafter, since 1997, of the Society’s annual journal ‘Golf Architecture’. In 2000 Paul was the recipient of the inaugural ‘Rainbird Grand Tour Scholarship’, one of two young architects selected worldwide. The tour enabled Paul to visit and study many of the best courses in the United States of America, including Pebble Beach, Cypress Point, San Francisco, Riviera, Shadow Creek, Prairie Dunes, Cherry Hills and Colonial Golf Clubs. In 2010 Paul has attended the World Forum of Golf Architecture in St. Andrews as well as studying many of Scotland’s finest courses. More recently Paul attended ASGCA’s Classic Golf in America conference in and around NY playing; Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, The National Golf Links of America and many more fine courses in the region.
Paul resides in Melbourne with his wife and two children and enjoys travel, golf (GA10), tennis and riding his bicycle.