About David McLay Kidd

Emerald Coast Nicaragua Golf Club

This is a man who discovered a golf course on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast. A man who has designed award-winning courses such as Bandon Dunes and the Castle Course in St. Andrews. A man who, after building this course, built a home here too.

This is David McLay Kidd. Only he had the passion for becoming one with the rainforest, often wandering off into the jungle alone for hours during the design process. He chopped down not a single tree. He hired the locals to build the course, and then to stay on board as the golf maintenance team. He shared the vision laid out by Don Carlos Pellas. Guacalito Golf Club is that vision. And to play the course is to know the heart and soul of the man, too.