The course was originally laid out in 1893 by one Mr. Brown, a well known golf professional and was later, in 1914, redesigned by arguably the most famous golf architect of all time, Mr. Harry Shapland Colt, and as seen in his famous etching on the right hand side of the page, he's still keeping a close eye on us. Colt at the time was embracing a movement away from the traditional links courses and made some of his greatest contributions to heathland and parkland locations. Foxrock is one such course. Colt and his design company have also been responsible for Pine Valley (the No. 1 Golf Course in the World), Royal County Down (the No 3. Golf Course in the World), Royal Portrush (the No. 14 Golf Course in the World), and over 300 other famous golf courses around the world and Foxrock is honoured to be one of the published designs of this architectural great.