Our Team

Led by Gaëtan Mourgue d'Algue, Kristel Mourgue d'Algue and Bruce Critchley, over 200 «inspectors» have anonymously worked their way around the golfing world. On top of them, many local connoisseurs helped to balance out comments and rankings.


Gaëtan Mourgue d'Algue

A life wholly dedicated to golf. His father, a scratch player, had him hitting his first shots at the tender age of 8, and at 15 he was playing for his country and became one of the finest French players of his generation. He was French Amateur Champion several times and played four times with the Continental Europe team (for the St Andrews Trophy).En 1967, he married Cecilia Perslow, the Swedish champion golfer who won a serious number of titles in her time.At the professional level, he moved into the publication business, creating the magazine Golf Européen. Then in 1970 he launched the celebrated Trophée Lancôme and was actively involved in starting up the European Professional Tour in partnership with IMG McCormack, a company with which he also established the South American Tour in 1979.He has also been the instigator of several golf courses: Joyenval (France), Limère (France), Abidjan (Ivory Coast)...Gaëtan Mourgue d'Algue is a member of the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews, Saint Nom la Bretèche and honorary member of the Golf de Chantilly and Joyenval.


Kristel Mourgue d'Algue

The daughter of Gaëtan and Cécilia Mourgue d'Algue and champion golfer with an impressive collection of trophies. After several wins in the French Amateur Championships, she achieved some fine wins both individually and in team play with the NCAA in the United States (1995) and Arizona State University. She was also a finalist at the British Ladies at Royal Portrush and turned professional in 1996. During her three years on the European Tour, she won the Philippines Open, came third at the Welsh Open and had several wins in French tournaments before returning to the amateur ranks.
Ever since, Kristel has been an active contributor to the Peugeot Golf Guide – Europe's Top 1000 Golf Courses, before becoming the ambassador for the new Rolex – World's Top 1000 Golf Courses.
Kristel has played over 500 courses across the world.


Bruce Critchley

The son of golfing parents, whose mother Diana Fishwick won the 1930 British Ladies Championship, Bruce Critchley had golf in his veins. He first played for England in 1962 and later for Great Britain in the Walker Cup in 1969. He turned to golf commentary with the BBC in 1980, moving to BSkyB in the early 1990s. With these two organisations he has been at most of the top events for the best part of 30 years and has attended every Ryder Cup since 1981. In cooperation with Bridge Television, he has co-produced and scripted several golf documentaries – Golf and All its Glory (6 x 1 hour programmes on the history and various facets of the game) and Views of Golf (26 x ½ hour programmes on the current golf game).
He has written several golf books, two in conjunction with top players - Nick Faldo and Ian Woosnam, and most recently an appreciation of the skills of captaincy in the Ryder Cup called The Captain's Challenge. His contribution to the courses selected in the Rolex Guide has enabled him to indulge his long term interest in the evolution of the golf course and the idiosyncrasies of the many architects and designers down the years.

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Our team at work

We have networked composed of enlightened amateurs, professional golfers and journalists specializing in golf course architecture.