Michael Campbell turned professional in 1993 and has since won 15 titles. 2000 was a superb year for the Kiwi star who put in consistently good performances on the European and Australasian Tours. Victories at 5 events including the Johnnie Walker Classic and the New Zealand Open saw Campbell's global ranking rise and he was placed as high as 12th in the Official World Golf Rankings in 2001. In 2005 Campbell became a major winner, securing victory at the US Open Championship. He also won the HSBC World Match Play Championship that year, finished 5th at the Open Championship and 6th at the US PGA Championship. His success was recognised both nationally and internationally; he was named the 2005 European Tour Golfer of the Year and collected the Maori Sportsman of the Year award.
Campbell is a traditionalist at heart when it comes to golf course design. Environmentally-friendly design is one of his top priorities and Campbell aspires to create courses with a strong sense of character that are challenging yet enjoyable and memorable. Campbell’s design logo integrates the koru form, the Maori symbol of new life, expressive of values, hopes, fears and dreams, with the motion of a golf swing and ball. These elements, combined with the name Cambo, are a visual emblem of Michael’s past and future in the world of golf.
Michael Campbell Design
Legend Golf & Safari Resort (5th hole), South Africa