The designing of golf courses runs deep in the Harradine family tree, dating back to the 1920 when Peter’s step grandfather designed and built his first course. Don Harradine, Peter’s father, designed and built his first course in 1929 a career that would span 60 years before his retirement in the late 1980s.
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.
Between 1965-66, Peter traveled to the U.S., where he studied landscaping and golf course design and 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 five courses in the Emirates, alone, with many more in the region. Together, with courses in Europe, Asia and Africa, Harradine has amassed an impressive portfolio of over 160 projects.