Thomas builds more courses.Byline: By Alan Hedley
Dave Thomas is involved in two more prestige projects in a growing worldwide portfolio.
The Newcastle-born golf course architect is working on the new Dalfaber course at Aviemore in Scotland ( plus a massive Four Seasons build at Terre Blanche in France.
Construction is under way at Aviemore in the shadow of the imposing Cairngorm Mountains Cairngorm Mountains
Mountain range, northeastern Scotland. It is located in the Highlands between the Spey and Dee river valleys; its highest peak is Ben Macdui, at 4,296 ft (1,309 m) the second-highest (after Ben Nevis) in the British Isles. and along the banks of the River Spey The River Spey (Scottish Gaelic: Uisge Spè) is a river in the north-east of Scotland, the second longest and the fastest flowing river in Scotland. It is important for salmon fishing and whisky production. .
Along with son Paul, Thomas has also designed 36 holes at Terre Blanche, in the shadow of the Southern Alps. The more difficult championship course has several water features while the second course will be aimed at the higher handicap player.
Thomas, who designed The Belfry belfry
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Thomas, now 70, played at Gosforth before turning pro and twice finishing runner-up in the Open.
His playing career included ten tournament wins, four Ryder Cups and 11 World Cup appearances for Wales.