Donald Steel

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Donald Maclennan Arklay Steel (born 23 August 1937 in Hillingdon, Middlesex) is a former golfer and is a noted golf course designer, as well as being a writer and journalist. Educated at Fettes College and Christ's College, Cambridge,[1] he has designed a large number of golf courses or modifications to existing courses, mostly in the United Kingdom and Ireland.[2] He has also written a number of books about golf. He was golf correspondent for the Sunday Telegraph from its launch in 1961 until 1989, and has written for Country Life since 1983.[3] In 1957, he played cricket for Buckinghamshire in the Minor Counties Championship, making six appearances.[4] The highlight of his golfing career was qualifying for the 1970 Open Championship at the Old Course at St Andrews.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Profile: Donald Steel". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Profile: Donald Steel". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Donald Steel - Writer". Retrieved 2 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Donald Steel". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2 September 2011. 

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