We focus on the golf course and our clients.
Our approach focuses on the golf course and our client.
Each golf course project has a unique set of opportunities and challenges. Whether it be raw land, a historic restoration, or a complete golf course renovation, we spend time discerning the core characteristics of our projects and determining our client’s goals. In the end, we want to design beautiful, strategically significant, and playable golf courses that benefit the game of golf and add value for our clients.
Dedicated to designing and preserving golf courses around the world.
Golf courses are a work of art! Our golf designs strive to imitate and enhance the natural land forms found in nature. Our goal is to create golf courses that blend with the surrounding environment and look like they have always been part of the landscape. We employ bunkering not only as a means of golf course strategy but also as a way of creating contrast and interest. Sand bunkers and other golf course features can be used to draw the eye toward a particular part of the course or employed to create different angles and offsets that create a dynamic balance that is truly beautiful.
George C. Thomas wrote, “The strategy of the course is the soul of the game.” Our design focus is to make this statement true for golfers of all abilities. We design and build courses that make outstanding golfers think about the location of a hazard, the slope of the green, and the pitch of a fairway and how these elements will determine how they negotiate the best line of play for their game. Similarly, we want the regular golfer to play this same hole and see interesting and enjoyable options that suit their talent. Golf is meant to be fun and our courses are set up with multiple options that challenge excellent golfers while creating fun and playable opportunities for average golfers.
We create detailed plans and accurate quantities. Our planning and design process produces comprehensive hole by hole quantities that empower golf course contractors to competitively bid our projects. We visualize the completed golf course before construction and then create plans that reflect the final product. This attention to detail keeps our projects on time and on budget.
Our restoration projects start with a tremendous amount of research regarding the original golf course and the architect behind the design. We examine historical photographs, study original plans, and read literature by the architect to get a comprehensive understanding of their design approach to the course. Every design and field decision moving forward is filtered through the original architect’s style, strategy, design, and thoughts. In many instances, golf features need to be adjusted to meet the modern game but these modifications are always done with the original designer’s intent for the golf course. Our renovation projects begin with the project goals. We ask, “What is the driving force behind the renovation?” We listen to our clients to understand their goals for aesthetics, maintenance, playability, golf accessibility, strategy, etc. that drive the need to update their golf course. We take that information and then implement original design thoughts and produce creative solutions to meet and exceed our client’s goals for their projects.
This is where design meets dirt. Casey’s ability to visualize the completed course in the design phase eliminates costly surprises in the field. However, he often will make tweaks or minor adjustments that don’t increase the scope of work or project cost but greatly enhance the overall project. You will see us often during construction. We know there is no substitute for time spent in the field walking project sites and looking for opportunities to make our courses more aesthetically pleasing, interesting, challenging, maintainable, and playable.
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