Interview: David McLay-Kidd

Amateur Golf Podcast  |  
February 12, 2024

David McLay-Kidd discusses his experience returning to golf courses he has previously designed, the process of refining and improving courses, and the importance of balancing challenge and playability.

The conversation begins by highlighting Tributary’s course renovation (4-minute mark), in which David emphasizes the importance of refining courses. He calls out that the growth and influx of new members Tributary has seen since opening in 2009 provided a great opportunity for him to analyze the course and refine certain elements, like the bunkers.

David also highlights some of Tributary’s key differentiators like the unique challenges on the course, how nearly every hole has a water competent, the course’s surrounding 52 acres of wetlands, the playability for various golf skillsets, and more.