Hemstock Design

Hemstock Design is a poly-disciplinary design practice. Our unique core competencies underpin a portfolio of acclaimed and award-winning international projects, built-up over 30 years, spanning across golf and sports design, landscaped projects, architectural design and master-planning.

We do not see design as simply problem-solving; true design competency is the ability to understand open, dynamic, complex and inter-connected situations, using creativity, expertise and experience to drive positive transformation.

Our particular capabilities allow us to respond to the unique characteristics of every project we take on, and develop sustainable, adaptive and effective design outcomes.

Our Expertise

We have an extensive portfolio of international projects, designed to a high standard and successfully delivered over 30 years and counting.  The project examples given represent a cross-section of our work across the disciplines of architectural design and planning, golf and sports design, landscaping projects, as well as other specialist services.



Resorts & residential
Golf-related facilities
Sports & leisure complexes


Architectural Design

Resorts & residential
Mixed-use developments
Retail & leisure


Golf Design

Complete spectrum:
international standard championship courses, golf academies & recreational golf facilities


Sports Design

Extensive range of sports covered
Multi-use facilities
Natural turf & synthetic surfaces

Core Competencies

Our core design competencies are built from our diverse capabilities.  We have a dedicated team of talented people who bring a depth and range of skills and experience to the practice. These comprehensive design capabilities form unique core competencies, which underlay all of our projects, and give us the capacity for an integrated and adaptive approach.

Strategic Design

Participatory and collaborative design methods and processes.

Systems-level thinking integrated with strategic visioning and framework creation.

Concept Development

Forming creative, effective and appropriate concepts. Subsequent iterative development, with client collaborative evaluation.

Exploration of effective responses to strategic objectives, prior to the next stage.

Cost-benefit analyses.


Detailed Design

Full design service. Schematic design and construction knowledge. Supporting methodologies and technical specifications.

Budget analysis and monitoring

Experienced specialist consultants with a broad range of expertise.

Technical Expertise

Quality standards, maintenance checks, best-value benchmarking and cost-benefit analyses.

Project management and monitoring, long-term development & sustainability strategies.

Comprehensive International Portfolio

Our extensive portfolio comprises over 1,000 projects and 19 countries, from the UK and Europe, to Africa, the Middle-East, India and China.

In our international team, we have representatives who work with us on translation and guidance on, for example, regional planning and related matters, construction monitoring and continuing support.

We are always willing to help advise on the technicalities of new development proposals.


David Hemstock

BSc., DipAgrEng, IEng. Member; European Institute of Golf Course Architects

Director & Founder

David has over 30 years experience in golf, sports and master-planning design projects world-wide, combining creativity with a cutting-edge technical basis, integrity, and an in-depth understanding of the financial background that drives every project.

An award-winning golf course designer, he has also used his generic expertise at the highest levels in sports; the Commonwealth Games, Olympics, Cricket World Cup, international and premiership-level soccer & rugby.

Dr. Ollie Hemstock

BSc., MA., PhD

Ollie has a professional background in architectural design. In-depth experience of mixed-use, retail and residential development, and large-scale planning. He recently concluded a four-year doctoral research project focussing on the strategic value of design.

The Team

Nic Davies

GCSAA Golf Superintendent
Golf & Sports Construction Manager

Nic has worked with HD Ltd as a Construction Manager and Grow-In specialist on several projects in the Mediterranean, Middle East and Asia. His projects with the company include the 27-hole Kovai Hills GC, the CWG Delhi, Korineum GC, Cyprus, and more recently in Saudi Arabia monitoring of a new soccer pitch at King Abdullah Sports City, liaison at KAUST as Safaa Golf Club Manager, and work on the ITHRA Centre for World Culture.

Professor G.P. (Guru) Singh

MA, PhD (Economics)
Golf & Sports Consultant, India

Guru has worked with the company for over 10 years now, carrying out technical appraisals, quality control testing, site monitoring, and supporting us in India with client liaison. His projects include work on the Commonwealth Games in Delhi, 2010, main athletics stadium track testing work and monitoring of the Rugby 7’s main stadium pitch construction, and supporting work on the upgrading project for Chandigarh Golf Club.

Les Watts

Clubhouse Designer & Golf Architect

Les has worked with HD Ltd since the late 1990’s, providing support on golf course design and clubhouse/villa design in India and China. His projects in liaison with David Hemstock include Himayat Lake GC, Maneri Hills and Bahri Resort in India, Xanadu Lake and Shenzhen Noble Merchant GC in China.

Dhrumin Giasotta


Dhrumin is an experienced multidisciplinary designer by passion, intent, and education. He has profound business experience, which is widespread across various domains in UIUX, Automotive & Industrial design, Branding, Advertising, and Exhibition design. He has delivered substantial projects and established long term clients in Real Estate, Education, Retail, Fashion, Pharmaceutical, Banking and FMCG sectors in India.