Golf Course Architecture - Green Pages 2021

19 PROGOL F Building a reputation ProGolf ’s Benjamim Silva reflects on his construction company’s success W hat does it take to become one of the foremost golf course contractors in the world? Completing projects on time and on budget? That just gets you in the door these days. In order to excel in this business, you back those basics up with a qualified and enthusiastic team willing to travel the globe to build great golf courses. Throw in flawless project execution and a desire to get better with every job, and then finish that off by going the extra mile as you build things to last. Since we started in 2010, our work has taken us to four continents and eight countries where we have earned a sterling reputation from both clients and architects alike for constructing some of the world’s finest golf courses, including Gil Hanse’s Olympic course in Brazil. “I can clearly say that they are organised, efficient and best of all, adaptable to circumstances on site,” said Hanse. Our other work includes Arnold Palmer’s Fazenda Boa Vista in Brazil, the Kyle Phillips-designed course at Verdura Golf Resort in Italy, Greg Letsche’s Pfalz golf course in Germany, and Cynthia Dye’s West Cliffs course in Portugal. Our most recent work has taken us to Uruguay where we have broken ground on the second nine at Fasano Las Piedras in Punta del Este. Lead architect Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design Company said: “One of the things I like most about ProGolf is their team’s passion for the game. They love golf and it shows in everything they do. Our first project with ProGolf was Fazenda Boa Vista in Sorocaba, where their attention to detail was only surpassed by their can-do attitude and creative problem solving. Since then, their list of high- profile projects has continued to grow, along with their reputation. I’m really looking forward to working with them at Las Piedras to build what I believe will be the finest golf course in Uruguay.” For more on ProGolf , turn to page 54 or visit ProGolf is currently working in Uruguay on the Fasano Las Piedra course, designed by Thad Layton of Arnold Palmer Design Company Photo: ProGolf