Charles Hugh Alison

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Charlie Alison
Personal information
Full name Charles Hugh Alison
Born (1883-03-05)5 March 1883
Preston, Lancashire, England
Died 20 October 1952(1952-10-20) (aged 69)
Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
1902–1905 Somerset
1911–1912 Buckinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 4
Runs scored 36
Batting average 12.00
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 20
Balls bowled 12
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 0/23
Catches/stumpings 3/–
Source: CricketArchive, 16 November 2012

Charles Hugh Alison (5 March 1883 – 20 October 1952) was a British golf course architect. He worked predominantly with Harry Colt, John Morrison, and Alister MacKenzie, in 1928 forming Colt, Alison & Morrison Ltd. He also played four first-class cricket matches for Somerset County Cricket Club between 1902 and 1905.

Alison served in both World War I and World War II decoding ciphers.

One of Alison's most-respected designs is Milwaukee Country Club (1929), co-designed with Colt, which was ranked among the Top 50 golf courses in America by Golf Digest in 2007. Another endearing Colt-Alison design is Century Country Club (1927) in Purchase, New York. On April 26, 1922, The New York Times announced that Colt, MacKenzie & Alison of London would be developing the new Century golf course on 180 acres (0.73 km2) of pristine countryside. The course's architects are listed as Colt and Alison but MacKenzie's influence is imbued throughout the 18 holes.

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