Similar to Frank, Patrice made his move into golf design after a first successful career in the corporate world. As a marketing executive for L’Oréal and Louis Vuitton, he learnt the value of strong brands and was made to work in competitive environments where long term vision and attention to details are keys to success.
When he was a young teenager, golf was Patrice’s first love. A decent player (hcp 6), he is now a mature golfer convinced that golf is an intimate experience reaching far beyond the thrills and frustrations of the game itself. He believes the noble task of architecture is to make that experience even deeper and stronger.
Born and raised in France, he was first exposed to great architecture on some of the domestic classic courses designed by Harry Colt and Tom Simpson (Saint-Germain, Chantilly, Morfontaine, Fontainebleau etc.).
Patrice can’t hide his preference for the strategic school of design where golf is as much a mental exercise as a physical endeavor.
In partnership since 2011, Frank and Patrice have retained some high profile clients in France, the best known of which are Le Touquet (Colt) and Hardelot (Simpson) where some significant restoring works are currently under way.
Always keen to share his passion for golf in his home country, Patrice is in charge of the Architecture section in le Journal du Golf, the n°1 golf magazine in France. For the past two years he’s been a growing voice defending the cause of great golf architecture, hoping many clubs will embrace his vision and follow in his footsteps.