José María Olazábal Founder

Born 1966 in Spain. Member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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Sergio Gomez 1945-2020†

We are saddened that our founding partner Sergio Gomez passed away on May 27, 2020. His legacy will live on.

Matthias Nemes Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Born 1968 in Austria. Economics degree (BA) from Claremont Colleges, USA. International Management Program from ZF Friedrichshafen, Germany.

Anton M. Ortner Lead Golf Course Architect

Born 1980 in Austria. Degree in Landscape Engineering (Dipl. Ing. FH) from FH Weihenstephan, Germany.

Jack Lund Project Director, Construction Manager

Born 1963 in England, Degree in Agriculture and Agronomy from Cirencester College. 30 years experience worldwide in golf course construction. Currently as Project Director in the Middle East for two of our latest works.

Eugen Fürnweger Golf Course Architect

Born 1989 in Austria. Degree in Landscape Architecture (Dipl. Ing.) from University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Snorri Vilhjalmsson Golf Course Architect

Born 1980 in Iceland. Degree in Golf Course Architecture (M.Sc.) from University of Edinburgh, Scotland and in Computer Science (B.Sc.) from University of Iceland. EIGCA Member.

Rupert Eichler Golf Course Architect

Born 1995 in Austria. Masters degree (Dipl. Ing) in landscape architecture from the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria.

Laurenz Schennach Design Associate

Born 1995 in Austria. Currently supporting our design team in Vienna part time while pursuing his landscape architecture degree at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences.

Cees van Nieuwenhuizen Senior Golf Course Architect (consultant)

Born 1966 in the Netherlands. Member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) since 2006. MSc in Golf Course Architecture from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. 30+ years of international experience in golf course design, golf course construction and project management of over fourty golf course developments across three continents.

Robert Green Golf Writer (freelance)

Born 1953 in Great Britain.
Golf | f-factors is his blog on news around the world of golf.

Olazabal Design is a registered trademark of NCM Network AG and assisted by NCM Development Gmbh based in Bregenz, Austria. NCM Network is represented by Franco G Bianchi (‎Chairman), Matthias Nemes and Dr. Wolfgang Strub (both Board Members). Photo (from left to right) with the Olazabal Design/NCM team: Franco G. Bianchi, Eugen Fürnweger, Rupert Eichler, Jose Maria Olazabal, Matthias Nemes, Toni Ortner, Wolfgang Strub (missing: Snorri Vilhjalmsson, Jack Lund, Robert Green)


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