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RICHARD HUMPHREYS The surge in golf course projects that we referenced in the introduction to last year’s edition of GCA Green Pages is now clearly visible on the ground. A host of new projects have been completed, from long-awaited repair and replacement work to comprehensive renovations and entirely new courses. Over the following pages we have included a series of articles that highlight some of those projects that were completed during 2023 – including Druids Glen in Ireland, The Wisley and Ingestre Park in the UK, SouthShore in USA and Point Hardy in Saint Lucia. The experiences of these past few years have emphasised to golf clubs and developers the importance of planning. Often a major hurdle is identifying the businesses – architects, contractors, irrigation firms, bunker specialists and other suppliers – who can best support a specific project, and engaging with them sufficiently in advance to secure their availability when work gets the green light. The Supplier Directory section of GCA Green Pages – available here in print and online at www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/greenpages – is designed to help you in that crucial aspect of planning. There is a list of suppliers organised by type of service on page 19, following by company descriptions and contact details beginning on page 23. I hope you find this guide an informative and valuable resource, and wish you all the best for your golf projects in 2024 and beyond. Planning for success WELCOME 1
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CONTENTS Cover photograph by: Kevin Murray Royal Troon will host the Open Championship in 2024 6 8 Druids Glen has installed the Rain Bird IC System to gain greater control of water on the course.
7 12 SouthShore Country Club has chosen bunker lining from ZLine Bunker Systems to enhance their appearance, functionality and sustainability. 10 MJ Abbott has finished construction of the reconfigured Ingestre Park layout in the UK, one of a host of projects completed by the firm in 2023. 17 The GCA Green Pages Supplier Directory. 15 Pure Dynasty paspalum from Atlas Turf International and Pure Seed met the standard for the new Coore & Crenshaw course in Saint Lucia.
Photos: Kevin Markham RAIN BIRD Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort is located 20 miles south of Dublin, Ireland, nestled between the Irish Sea and the Wicklow Mountains. The club’s championship course was designed by Pat Ruddy and Tom Craddock, and it opened in 1995. Since then, it has hosted both the Irish Open and the Seve Trophy and is a previous winner of the European Golf Course of the Year award. To maintain the status of the course, resort owners Neville Hotels made a multi-million-euro investment into a renovation project that concluded in June 2023. The project was led by architects Jeff Lynch of re(GOLF) and Peter McEvoy. The project team also consisted of John Clarkin of Turfgrass, Giles Wardle of Irriplan, DAR Golf Construction, Aquaturf Solutions, Irish TurfCare and Rain Bird. “Tackling and ripping up what the Irish consider a gem of a course, and one they have a romantic attachment to, certainly creates a certain amount of pressure,” said Lynch. “The course was overdue a makeover to bring it up to modern tournament standards for the elite golfer, potentially for the Open in the future, and yet still needed be an enjoyable golfing experience for everyday golfers. “With all our experience in course design and construction, Peter and I had a good idea about what would be needed to be done to enhance the existing canvas. Of course, you can design an engaging course on paper but everything we designed on plan was actually Maintaining an Irish gem Druids Glen has installed the Rain Bird IC System to have greater control of water on the course. 8
achieved. The architectural design must, importantly, stack up as a great course to play and so far, feedback has been very good.” The irrigation system at Druids Glen hadn’t been updated since the course was opened nearly 30 years ago and didn’t meet modern standards. For its replacement, course manager Jonathan Bradshaw and owners Neville Hotels selected the Rain Bird IC System with CirrusPRO Central Control software. Wardle designed an irrigation system with double and triple row coverage on fairways at specific holes. Over 1,000 Rain Bird 752 and 900/950 Series rotors were installed across the course with isolation valves that allow irrigation to a specific green or fairway to be shut off when needed. “We’re irrigating a much greater area of maintained turf and while we don’t pay for water extraction, using less water overall means using less power which saves money,” said Bradshaw. “CirrusPRO is very easy to use, and its real-time interface alerts us immediately if anything isn’t working properly. Whether I’m on my phone, tablet or the PC, there is access to the full central control software giving instant control and reliability. The new system is dependable, giving us everything Rain Bird promised it could. Financially, the long-term benefit is in time saved.” In addition to the new irrigation system, the renovation project also saw 20 greens reshaped, tiered and extended, new tee boxes and bunkers renovated and repositioned. Upgrades were also made to drainage and pathways. “Our approach as designers was re-imagining the course, taking a completely fresh look, working with what was already arresting topography to create a more interesting and dramatic blend of features,” said Lynch. “The course was aesthetically reshaped to be more visually attractive, open and appealing, using the angles of the sun, the light and shadows, as a landscape painter might do.” Bradshaw adds: “It’s a privilege to work at one of Ireland’s top courses. As it’s a family business with buy-in from the top down, we all share the same ethos.” For more on Rain Bird, turn to page 51, or visit www.rainbird.com/golf The new Rain Bird irrigation system at Druids Glen allows a greater level of control and reliability 9
Photo: MJ Abbott MJ ABBOTT From the outset of 2023, UK construction firm MJ Abbott has found little time to pause, with the widely reported boom in golf translating to the ground. The early part of the year saw the completion of several small and mid-size projects: a short-game practice green, six-hole academy and putting green at Goodwood Estate in Sussex; a return to the West course at Wentworth, Surrey, to improve tournament infrastructure with two large compound areas for television and hospitality; the third phase of bunker work at Burnham Beeches in Buckinghamshire; and a return to Surrey for a new parthree sixteenth at Foxhills Club & Resort and three new tees on the Old course at Sunningdale. Two large projects were completed in spring and summer: the reconstruction of the Garden nine at The Wisley in Woking and the redesign of La Grande Mare, by European Golf Design, on the island of Guernsey. England experienced one of its wettest summers on record, creating ground issues and making it challenging to meet summer and autumn seeding schedules. Building the boom MJ Abbott has completed a host of construction projects across the UK in 2023. 10 MJ Abbott rebuilt the Garden nine at The Wisley
11 The Garden at The Wisley was designed to connect to the club’s original, 30-year-old drainage infrastructure. However, raised river discharge levels, silt and tree root ingress meant that a lot of the system had to be replaced in advance of MJ Abbott starting work. Meanwhile, the site at La Grande Mare, which was extended onto adjoining land, had to be cleared. Again, silt and old buried structures presented some challenges and had to be removed prior to golf course construction starting. Both courses received new fairway drainage systems with The Wisley also benefiting from sand slitting and sand dressing while La Grande Mare now has sandcapped approaches and runoff areas. Automatic irrigation systems at both sites were also installed, providing fairways, surrounds and greens with full coverage. Rain Bird was selected for The Wisley, and Toro for La Grande Mare. In late summer and autumn, MJ Abbott rebuilt the second green complex at Rowlands Castle in Hampshire and returned to Royal Wimbledon in London to complete the final phase of the six-year redevelopment project. This included the reconstruction of the last six holes as well as installing primary drainage on four holes, secondary drainage on six holes and irrigation on 12 holes. There was no let-up in work as the end of the year approached. The third phase of bunker work at Hankley Common in Surrey started in November, and final touches were completed at Ingestre Park in Staffordshire, where the course has been reconfigured – and 12 new holes built – as a result of plans for the HS2 high-speed railway line. For more on MJ Abbott, turn to page 46, or visit www.mjabbott.co.uk At Ingestre Park, final touches were completed on a major reconfiguration project Photo: Jon Hunt
ZLINE BUNKER SYSTEMS Nestled on the shore of Lake Las Vegas, in Nevada, the golf course at SouthShore Country Club was laid out by Nicklaus Design in 1996. It rises from the lake edge up to the ridges of rugged canyons, and is characterised by its strategic bunkering. Over time however, those bunkers began to show signs of wear and tear, prompting the club to embark upon a renovation. Construction management firm Fusion Golf collaborated with ZLine Bunker Systems with a goal to improve the appearance of the bunkers while also prioritising functionality and sustainability. The firms worked together to analyse the existing conditions and create a masterplan for the renovation. The ZLine liner system was chosen to enhance playability and drainage, and minimise disruption to play Leaving nothing to chance in Vegas SouthShore Country Club has chosen bunker lining from ZLine Bunker Systems to enhance their appearance, functionality and sustainability. SouthShore Country Club has renovated its bunkers using lining from ZLine Bunker Systems 12
13 from inclement weather. The liners are also designed to hold sand in place – even on steep slopes – and thereby reducing maintenance requirements. “The renovation was a labour of love and precision,” said Casey Jones, national sales and product manager at ZLine Bunker Systems. “It wasn’t just about upgrading the bunkers; it was about preserving the essence of Nicklaus’s design while enhancing playability for golfers of all skill levels. Fusion Golf’s team of experienced golf construction personnel came in and, with minimal disturbance to golf play, began an extensive renovation of the desert landscape. The team carefully reshaped and crafted each bunker to reflect the natural contours of the original design and landscape, seamlessly blending aesthetics with functionality. “Once shaping and finish work were completed, ZLine’s Installation team came in and performed the liner installation and bonding, a process that utilises specialised hot-melt technology to create a seamless one-piece liner with incredible strength that outperforms traditional adhesives.” Fusion Golf and ZLine Bunker Systems then briefed the club’s maintenance staff to ensure the longevity and performance of the new bunker liners. The bunker renovations have delivered several key benefits for the club, including improved playability. The newly renovated bunkers have transformed what were previously viewed as hazards into strategic elements that add to the challenge and allure of the course. “As SouthShore continues to evolve, this renovation demonstrates its commitment to providing world-class amenities and experiences to its members and guests,” said Jones. “It’s not just a renovation; it’s an enduring testament to the legacy of golf and the marriage of tradition and innovation.” For more on ZLine Bunker Systems, turn to page 60, or visit www.zlineproducts.com
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15 ATLAS TURF INTERNATIONAL/PURE SEED Photo: Michael Marcellin Cabot Saint Lucia has opened a new Coore & Crenshaw design, at Point Hardy Golf Club on the northern tip of the Caribbean island. The course is built along one-and-a-half miles of coastline, featuring a sequence of clifftop oceanside holes. The rocky nature of the site necessitated sandcapping, but shipping sand to the island would have been too expensive, so the playing surfaces were formed from a volcanic pumice sand sourced from the island. Unfortunately, this sand has poor drainage characteristics, so it was essential to carefully plan surface drainage and use the right grass. Coore and Crenshaw worked with Damon Di Giorgio, director of agronomy at Cabot Saint Lucia, and selected Pure Dynasty seeded seashore paspalum, which was developed by Pure-Seed Testing and supplied by Atlas Turf and Pure Seed. “Paspalum was a natural choice because of the course’s proximity to the sea, the salt spray and the natural build-up of salts in the soil,” said Coore. Pure Dynasty is available as a seeded product, which is also a crucial factor as Saint Lucia prohibits the importation of vegetative material, making sprigging or sodding impossible. “Atlas Turf and Pure Seed are proud to have Pure Dynasty featured on this phenomenal golf course,” said John Holmes, president of Atlas Turf International. “Where else could the extreme salt tolerance, versatile playability and resistance to heat and disease of one turfgrass be challenged so magnificently?” The grass is used over the entire course, including the greens, a decision which Di Giorgio says is working out well. “Ben Crenshaw, one of the greatest putters ever to play, told me the greens were rolling well, which was a nice compliment,” he said. For more on Atlas Turf International and Pure Seed, turn to pages 27 and 50, or visit www.atlasturf.com and www.pureseed.com Adjust to the surroundings Atlas Turf International and Pure Seed’s Pure Dynasty paspalum meets the standards for new Coore & Crenshaw course on Saint Lucia. Nine holes on the Point Hardy course play directly on the rocky cliffs of Saint Lucia
16 Asia's Largest Producer of Certified Turf Grasses PGA Novaland, Vietnam Blue Canyon Country Club, Thailand Hoiana Shores Golf Club, Vietnam www.sportsturfsolutions.com |www.sustainableturffarms.com
Caption.... Welcome to the supplier directory section of GCA Green Pages 2024. In the following pages you’ll find contact and company information for suppliers of a wide range of products and services related to golf design and maintenance. For the most comprehensive, up-to-date catalogue of companies listed in GCA Green Pages, visit our online supplier directory at www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/greenpages. SUPPLIER DIRECTORY Photo: Chip Henderson 17 The No. 2 course at Pinehurst Resort will host the US Open in 2024
BESPOKE DESIGNS FOR DISCERNING CLIENTS www.scottmacphersongolfdesign.com Close House, Newcastle, UK Colt Course, opened 2011 Ranked as a Top 100 Course in the UK and Ireland. Host of the 2017 & 2020 British Masters. Also the International Series, England – Asian Tour 2023 Golf IT! Proudly the Golf Architect of the R&A’s new golf facility in Glasgow. Opened in 2023 20 YEARS OF GREAT DESIGN 2004 – 2024 20 Millbrook Resort, New Zealand Coronet Course (with Pro. Greg Turner) New Development of the Year 2023 (Resort/Daily Fee by Golf Inc.) WINNER
COMPANIES BY CATEGORY CLUB AND COURSE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS Azalea GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf PGA CONSTRUCTION SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND MATERIALS Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting Atlas Turf International Better Billy Bunker Bunker Solution Conor J Walsh Golf European Turfgrass Laboratories Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio Green Tyger Golf Design Josef Potter Golf Mingay Golf Course Design MJ Abbott PASTE Golf Design Profile Products ProGolf SOL Golf International Southwest Greens Construction Sports Turf Solutions Whitman, Axland & Cutten ZLine Bunker Systems CONSULTANTS AND ADVISORS Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting Audubon International By Caspar Creative Golf Design GEO Foundation golfindustria.es Golf Finance Scott Macpherson Golf Design COURSE DESIGN SERVICES, PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS Althaus Golf Design American Society of Golf Course Architects Audubon International Bergin Golf Designs By Caspar Carrick Design Conor J Walsh Golf Create Golf Creative Golf Design De Simone Golf Design European Institute of Golf Course Architects Faldo Design GEO Foundation George Golf Design Golfplan Greenmakers by Nelson&Vecchio Green Tyger Golf Design Greg Norman Golf Course Design Harris Kalinka – Golf Course Animation JMP Golf Design Group John LaFoy Golf Design Kari Haug Planning and Design LGD – Leeds Golf Design MasterGolf International Mingay Golf Course Design Michael J. Benkusky, Inc. – Golf Course Architecture Pangaea Golf Architecture PASTE Golf Design Paul McGinley Golf Course Design (re)GOLF Scott Macpherson Golf Design Simon Gidman Golf Course Architects Spogárd & VanderVaart Golf Course Architects Staedler & Reinmuth Golfdesign Staples Golf Design Steiner & Partner Landschaftsarchitektur Steve Smyers Golf Course Architects Swanson Golf Design Whitman, Axland & Cutten 19
COMPANIES BY CATEGORY COURSE AND RANGE EQUIPMENT EGM Golf MJ Abbott Southwest Greens Construction ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES AND PRODUCTS Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting Audubon International By Caspar Creative Golf Design GEO Foundation golfindustria.es GREENKEEPING PRODUTS, MATERIALS RELATED SERVICES Audubon International GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf Profile Products Sports Turf Solutions Steiner & Partner Landschaftsarchitektur Tee-2-Green LAND PLANNING SERVICES, SYSTEMS AND REAL ESTATE RELATED ITEMS Audubon International By Caspar Faldo Design Harris Kalinka – Golf Course Animation JMP Golf Design Group Kari Haug Planning and Design MasterGolf International Mingay Golf Course Design PASTE Golf Design PGA (re)GOLF Southwest Greens Construction Staples Golf Design Steiner & Partner Landschaftsarchitektur PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES Creative Golf Design Harris Kalinka – Golf Course Animation GreenScan 3D Kevin Murray Golf Photography Lambrecht Photography/Golfstock Mark Alexander Golf Photography TURFGRASSES, RELATED PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting Atlas Turf International European Turfgrass Laboratories MJ Abbott Profile Products Pure Seed Rain Bird Europe Sports Turf Solutions Tee-2-Green The TORO Company WATER MANAGEMENT PRODUCTS AND SERVICES Acumen Waste Services Advanced Drainage Systems Audubon International GEO Foundation Hunter Industries Perrot-Regnerbau Rain Bird Europe SOX Erosion Solutions Sports Turf Solutions The TORO Company Waste2Water 21
23 Acumen Clearwater ClearWater Acumen House Headlands Lane Knottingley WF11 0LA UK Contact: Matt Mears, Acumen Clearwater General Manager Tel: +44 7912 391552 ClearWater@acumenwaste.co.uk www.acumenwaste.co.uk Acumen Clearwater installs and maintains washpad water recycling systems. The company’s Acumen Clearwater recycling system provides an effective, below ground, biological washpad water recycling process. Acumen Clearwater’s water recycling systems are suitable for various applications including greenkeeping, grounds maintenance, small plant, machinery and vehicle wash-off areas. It uses harmless micro-organisms to clean contaminated water from washdown areas and as such, requires minimal maintenance with exceptionally low running costs. Acumen Clearwater Commercial is specifically suited for the washing of prestige and high-end vehicles located at premises where there is no easy access to foul sewer. This system enables customers with a wide range of vehicles to achieve a very effective wash and finish. Other services include fuel tank inspections, maintenance and sales, interceptor inspections and maintenance, liquid pump outs, uniforms and PPE. Advanced Drainage Systems 4640 Trueman Blvd Hilliard Ohio 43026 USA Contact: Karim Amin, Manager of International Sales and Exports Tel: +1 614 767 9548 email@example.com www.adspipe.com Advanced Drainage Systems (ADS) is a leading manufacturer of innovative stormwater and onsite septic wastewater solutions. ADS and its subsidiary, Infiltrator Water Technologies, provide stormwater drainage and onsite septic wastewater products used in a wide variety of markets and applications including commercial, residential, infrastructure and agriculture, while delivering unparalleled customer service. ADS manages the industry’s largest companyowned fleet, an expansive sales team and a network of approximately 70 manufacturing plants and 40 distribution centers. The company is one of the largest plastic recycling companies in North America, ensuring over half a billion pounds of plastic is kept out of landfills every year. Founded in 1966, ADS’s water management solutions are designed to last for decades. COMPANIES A-Z
WEST CLIFFS GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION PROGOLF BRASIL Gil.firstname.lastname@example.org GOLFSCAPE Benjamim.email@example.com RECENT PROJECTS INCLUDE: Four Seasons Resort Sharm El Sheik, Egypt – by Robert Trent Jones II Luštica Bay, Montenegro – by Gary Player Design Limassol Greens, Cyprus – by Cabell Robinson
25 Agrostis Sports Surface Consulting 21 Grove Park Walsham le Willows Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP31 3AE UK Contact: Dr Tim Lodge Tel: +44 1359 259361 firstname.lastname@example.org www.agrostis.co.uk Agrostis has been advising golf courses and all other forms of outdoor sports facilities on their design, construction and maintenance since 2005. Business owner Dr Tim Lodge is a specialist in soil and rootzone performance appraisal and design with a particular interest in sustainable drainage systems (SUDS) and environmental enhancement. The understanding of indigenous soil systems, climate and natural habitat types in a sporting context is central to Agrostis’ work. With Agrostis you can expect a more technical and scientific interpretation of your project and the company works alongside architects, ecologists and golfers in this capacity. Agrostis is an active member of SAPCA (Sport and Play Construction Association) and works with them most particularly on natural turf/soil-based system development. Lodge is a registered expert witness and a founder member and treasurer of RIPTA (Register of Independent Professional Turfgrass Agronomists). His research PhD thesis, entitled The Construction, Irrigation and Fertiliser Nutrition of Golf Greens, led to the award of his doctorate by the University of Leeds in 1994. Althaus Golf Design Althaus Golfdesign Schwerinstr. 22 Düsseldorf 40477 Germany Contact: Christian Althaus Tel: +49 177 3632200 email@example.com www.althausgolfdesign.de Althaus Golfdesign is a unique, international qualified golf course architecture practice passionate about creating exciting, visually stunning, and highly individual golf courses and is covering all phases of golf course architecture. In 2023 the company finished a major remodel of Germanys highly acclaimed Golf Club Föhr. After the 12-hole project in 2014, the recent phase included the construction of 10 new greens and several fairways. Some other recent projects include the extensive renovation of Cologne-Marienburger; newbuilds in Bremen, Lilienthal and Dresden-Herzogswalde; new short courses at Wiesbaden, Essen-Oefte and Wasserburg-Anholt; as well as the Wedge-O-Drom at St. Leon-Rot. Besides renovations at Hohwacht, Trier, Krefeld, Kassel, Bielefeld and Essen, the firm creates masterplans and designs practice facilities. As principal architect, Christian Althaus leads the company. Over the past 25 years he has gained valuable experience during more than 40 projects and has worked as both a designer and onsite architect. In addition, he completed the EIGCA’s two-year education program and was awarded with the professional diploma in golf course design. He is also a member of the Architects Chamber of North Rhine-Westphalia. COMPANIES A-Z
27 American Society of Golf Course Architects 155 S. Executive Drive, Suite 100 Brookfield WI 53005 USA Contact: Chad Ritterbusch Tel: +1 262 786 5960 firstname.lastname@example.org www.asgca.org Founded in 1946 by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones and 12 other leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is a non-profit organisation comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout North America. ASGCA members have completed a rigorous application process that includes the peer review of representative golf courses. Members are able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodelling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry. Atlas Turf International PO Box 4731 LaGrange GA 30241 USA Contact: John Holmes Tel: +1 706 881 2430 email@example.com www.atlasturf.com Atlas Turf International provides turf on a global scale as a worldwide distributor of the highest quality turfgrasses for golf courses and sports fields. Atlas Turf offers the most sought-after genetically pure, licensed and certified warm season turfgrasses including paspalum, ultradwarf bermudagrass, bermudagrass, and zoysia. Partnering with Pure Seed and Tee-2-Green, Atlas Turf also offers superior cool season turfgrasses including bentgrass, Kentucky bluegrass, ryegrass, and fescue. In addition, Atlas Turf now provides native grasses. More than a supplier, Atlas Turf collaborates with clients to provide complete grassing solutions from selection stages through to grow-in phases. Extensive experience in the golf industry, knowledge of worldwide distribution channels, relationships with the leading turf experts, and alliances with the world’s premier golf associations give Atlas Turf an unparalleled position in the global turfgrass market. For greens, tees, fairways, and roughs, and sports fields of every kind, Atlas Turf is the global choice for the finest turfgrasses available. COMPANIES A-Z
28 COMPANIES A-Z Audubon International 120 Defreest Drive Troy New York 12180 USA Contact: Kat Welch, Director of Signature Sanctuary Certification Tel: +1 518 767 9051 firstname.lastname@example.org www.auduboninternational.org Audubon International (AI) is the trusted name in environmental certifications for golf courses, resorts and communities. By combining unlimited technical assistance and education, AI assists golf course managers, architects, and other stakeholders implement sound environmental management practices – all while achieving third party verification. AI offers two certifications for golf courses, the most elite and customisable being its Signature Sanctuary which ensures sustainable design, construction and long-term management of new and renovating golf courses, resorts and communities. Its second golf-focused certification is the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary which works to improve environmental practices and management techniques at existing golf courses. Audubon International’s science and data driven curriculum ensures its members are not only implementing sustainable practices but also monitoring their success. Over the past 30 years, Audubon International, a not-for-profit environmental organisation, has enrolled over 3,000 properties and certified over 900 properties across the world including numerous top 100 golf courses. Azalea Upper Cowgrove Heath Farm Heath Rd East Petersfield Hampshire GU31 4HT UK Contact: Sean Noble, Managing Director Tel: +44 1730 711920 email@example.com www.theazaleagroup.com Azalea provides full-service solution to brands, courses and destinations in the golf sector. Combining positive media with bespoke marketing activation, Azalea understands the overwhelming choice of communication channels available in today’s world and we use them to maximum effect. Azalea understands what drives golfers to make their purchasing decisions – whether it’s a holiday, a resort property, a membership or the latest golf equipment. Discover why Europe’s leading resorts and developments are increasingly turning to Azalea to plan their marketing, content and business agenda.
29 Bergin Golf Designs 100 Huntcliff Point Atlanta GA 30350 USA Contact: Bill Bergin Tel: +1 770 993 6310 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bergingolf.com Bergin Golf Designs came into existence in 1994. Perhaps it is no coincidence that it started from the ‘ground up’ as that is essentially the essence of its design philosophy. Having played the world’s best golf courses as a touring professional and having gained an understanding of the ability of the everyday player as a teaching professional, Bill Bergin not only feels the quality of a golf course through his feet, but he also judges the character of his course designs by how well they play on the ground. Bergin Golf Designs’ golf courses are, without question, demanding for the best golfers yet fun and fair for the majority of golfers who step onto the first tee. Considered a reverent restorer of classic courses, Bergin Golf Designs’ restoration portfolio includes renovations of Tillinghast, Raynor, Langford and Ross courses. While honouring the roots of each renovation project, BGD modernises courses with today’s technology, environmental stewardship and best maintenance practices. Along with his design associates and the in-house golf course superintendent, Bergin offers design and construction supervision services for new layouts, renovations and practice facilities. Complementing the design services, BGD utilises the latest technology when establishing topographical information and creating visual graphics and assists clients with growin and agronomical issues. Bergin, a member of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, knows golf and loves golf. He and his team create outstanding courses enjoyed by golfers of all levels. Better Billy Bunker PO Box 93 Hermitage TN 37076 USA Contact: Todd Jenkins Tel: +1 615 847 8877 email@example.com www.betterbillybunker.com The Better Billy Bunker method is the best bunker construction method in the world. This method improves the original Billy Bunker specification by eliminating geotextile liners. A two-inch lay of local pea gravel is treated with our polymer designed specifically for use in bunkers. This layer of gravel provides maximum drainage and allows water to flow to the drain tile faster than any other construction method. The method drains over 1,500 inches of water per hour, greatly reduces washouts – even on steep bunker faces, eliminates silt contamination, has a 10-year guarantee, creates playable bunkers whatever the weather and is not only affordable, but contributes to huge maintenance savings. “Let us show you why hundreds of golf courses worldwide have made the switch to Better Billy Bunker,” says Todd Jenkins of Better Billy Bunker. “Whether you are preparing for a major championship, or your club championship, we are committed to providing the most playable and maintenance friendly bunkers possible! Our clients will tell you – Better Billy Bunker works.”
30 COMPANIES A-Z Bunker Solution Contact: Morris Johnson Tel: +1 469 799 5413 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bunkersolution.com The Bunker Solution system is designed to provide a long-term answer to the problems associated with bunker maintenance. Bunker Solution is installed throughout the excavated bunker and incorporates a ditch liner, a perimeter lip liner and a mat that holds sand – even on steep faces. The system is produced using the highest quality, US-sourced material available. The use of these quality materials allows Bunker Solution to offer the best warranty in the bunker lining industry – a 15-year manufacturer’s repair and replacement warranty on the Bunker Solution mat. Recent projects include Indian Creek, Hudson National and East Lake. By Caspar Birkedalen 8 Rungsted Kyst DK-2960 Denmark Contact: Caspar Grauballe, Golf Course Architect Tel: +45 45 26 14 34 email@example.com www.bycaspar.com By Caspar is the design firm of golf architect Caspar Bay Grauballe, whose aim is to help improve the beautiful game of golf by creating new, and refining exciting, courses. Having been brought up and lived most of his life in Denmark he has been influenced by many of the great Danish designers and architects, integrating functionality and aesthetics. Combining this with a strong inspiration from the links courses he has worked on creating fun and practical golf courses. Grauballe’s background is strongly influenced by classical British golf course architecture, having worked on courses such as Royal Aberdeen, Lahinch, The Island, and Ballybunion. He was the lead architect for Hawtree Ltd on the design of Trump International Golf Links Scotland. He designs with a strong passion for getting the absolute best possible solutions for his clients – fair, fun, and sustainable golf courses. The mission is to develop golf courses with a clear and unique style that enables the clubs to attract more players.
31 Carrick Design 99 Sandringham Drive Toronto Ontario M3H 1E1 Canada Contact: Doug Carrick Tel: +1 416 447 6295 firstname.lastname@example.org www.carrickdesign.com Carrick Design has established a reputation as one of the preeminent golf course architectural firms in Canada with international experience. Founded in 1985 by Douglas Carrick, Carrick Design has consistently won awards and distinctions for the majority of its work. The calibre of Carrick Design courses is such that many feature in top 100 golf course lists in Canada with many having hosted professional golf tournaments. Carrick Design provides a unique eye for developing each site into a spectacular golf course while maintaining the character of the property. The physical layout of the site and maintaining traditional values of the game are two important qualities that guide and influence each of Carrick’s designs, ensuring quality courses for each client. Carrick Design has been involved in the planning and design of numerous large-scale golf/residential communities, golf resorts, stand-alone private clubs and public courses. Carrick Design has the ability to blend housing developments sensitively into a golf course layout to maximise surrounding property values while still maintaining the integrity of both the golf course and housing areas. Carrick Design has also been retained by several of Canada’s most prestigious private golf clubs to oversee all renovation work to these landmark courses including Capilano Golf & Country Club, Mississaugua Golf Club and many others. Conor J Walsh Golf Surrey, England UK Contact: Conor Walsh Tel: +44 7799 635169 email@example.com www.conorjwalshgolf.com Conor J Walsh Golf is a fully insured UK registered company operating a bespoke construction service. The company offers a comprehensive list of services in all aspects of construction, shaping and project management on newbuild and existing golf courses across Europe. It is the company’s philosophy and working practice to approach and structure a project that focuses on the importance of quality control, proper planning and on the detailed shaping that successfully captures a golf course design and concept. Utilising the latest in plant machinery technology, surveying equipment and highly experienced shapers ensures works are carried out to the highest standard and within the clients’ time frame and budget. The company is committed to ensuring its projects, whether on newbuilds or golf course renovation, are visually stunning, maintenance friendly and go beyond a client’s expectations.
32 COMPANIES A-Z Create Golf 25 Sonnets Way Cumbria CA13 0ZF UK Contact: Jonathan Davison, Golf Course Designer UK Tel: +44 7756 357 986 Slovakia Tel: +421 908 358 497 firstname.lastname@example.org www.creategolf.com Create Golf is an experienced, creative, and innovative golf course design company specialising in designing new golf facilities and restoring, renovating, and redesigning existing golf courses. Its philosophy is to spend more time working directly with the landscape at every project stage. Davison takes each project as an individual entity and strives to bring back tradition and fun into modern golf course design. Create Golf’s portfolio consists of various newbuilds, practice facilities, restoration, renovation, and redesign work on existing golf courses across seven countries. Creative Golf Design First Floor Swan Buildings 20 Swan Street Manchester M4 5JW UK Contact: Ken Moodie, Director/Principal Architect Tel: +44 7966 538741 email@example.com www.creativegolfdesign.com Creative Golf Design is an award-winning firm of golf course architects providing design and consultancy services to the golf industry. In addition to the design of new golf course developments, it also provides specialist expertise in golf course renovation and restoration work. The company applies the knowledge gained from studying and working on many classic golf courses when designing new golf facilities. The company was established in 1998 by Ken Moodie, a former president of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects. Since then, the company has worked on over 90 golf course projects in many different countries ranging from small-scale remodelling of established golf courses, improvements to practice facilities and new pitch and putt courses, and large-scale championship golf developments. Creative Golf Design has won a number of awards, including Golf Inc’s ‘Renovation of the Year’ in 2014 for its design work at Moortown Golf Club. The company has state-of-the-art computer-aided design and earth movement calculation software, Autocad Civil 3D, and photo-imaging software to provide high-quality plans and graphics. Creative Golf Design has developed a network of consultants to offer complementary specialist expertise in areas such as real estate master planning, ecology, agronomy, arboriculture, and irrigation engineering, so it can help the client to select a highly skilled design team to meet the special needs of the project.
33 De Simone Golf Design Contact: Pierfrancesco De Simone Tel: +39 338 691 2610 firstname.lastname@example.org www.desimonegolfdesign.com De Simone Golf Design is the golf architecture company of Pierfrancesco De Simone. He is based in Italy and has projects both in Europe and Africa. The design firm provides golf course development services, including masterplanning, authorisation documents, detail construction drawings and construction supervision. De Simone started his career in Scotland with a joint venture with golf architect Ronnie Lumsden and designing golf courses in Italy for the Costantino Rocca Golf Design firm. Pierfrancesco is an engineer, graduated with a MSc in golf architecture at the University of Edinburgh, is a member of the European Institute of Golf Course Architects and is listed on the EIGCA Sustainable Design Register. The design philosophy of De Simone is to create great golf courses that are sustainable, provide a wonderful playing experience, and integrate with the landscape and heritage of the land. EGM Golf The Oaks Snipe Farm Road Ipswich IP13 6SL UK Contact: Tony Nelli, Sales Manager Tel: +44 1473 277177 email@example.com www.egmgolf.co.uk EGM Golf offers a huge breadth of consumables and large-scale golf practice supplies. Providing a comprehensive design, manufacture, and supply package of golf driving range equipment. EGM Golf is a family-run, independent British company. The central manufacturing base is in Woodbridge, Suffolk where items such as ball dispensers, ball washers, ball collectors, bay dividers, distance markers and chipping nets are all produced. Founded in 1982 by Adrian Yallop, he has been at the company’s helm for the past 40 years and has been driving it forward; with the desire to evolve products and to keep the customer at the heart of everything. “We are confident that with our experience and ability to innovate, we will always be able to offer a personal service and leading-edge products,” says Yallop. “We are happy to assist with any project, from planning and installing a ball management operation, to offering technical advice on any aspect of driving range business.”
34 COMPANIES A-Z European Institute of Golf Course Architects Suite I Windrush Court Abingdon Business Park Abingdon Oxfordshire OX14 1SY UK Contact: Lindsey Collumbell, Executive Officer Tel: +44 7717 744719 firstname.lastname@example.org www.eigca.org The European Institute of Golf Course Architects (EIGCA) represents Europe’s most qualified golf course architects, who have trained, or completed substantial projects, in Europe. Everything the Institute and its members do is with the purpose of safeguarding the future of golf through the design and development of sustainable golf courses and playing facilities. The Institute’s work to educate and train golf course architects to the highest level, raises the standard of golf course design. Members use their skill, knowledge and experience to help golf be enjoyed by all ages and abilities and are mindful of the need to create designs which are thought-provoking, fun and sensitive of time to play. By designing facilities which maximise the use of available land and appeal to all golfers, regardless of age, gender or ability, our members have an important role in the popularity and playability of golf. The EIGCA has almost 100 members and candidates for membership based in 25 countries across three continents, supported by a network of industry partners. European Turfgrass Laboratories Unit 6, Millar Court Alloa Business Park The Whins Alloa Clackmannanshire FK10 3SA UK Contact: Sharon Singleton-Bruce Tel: +44 1259 725060 email@example.com www.etl-ltd.com European Turfgrass Laboratories (ETL), formed in 1996, provides an independent and unbiased service for the analysis of soils, sand, peat, gravel, rootzone and other materials specifically for the turfgrass industry. Based in Scotland, ETL aims to supply an invaluable and essential tool to golf course architects, agronomists, golf superintendents, golf course contractors and suppliers. It issues prompt, accurate and reliable results – ensuring that its clients have as much information about their samples to enable them to make an informed decision. As an A2LA-accredited laboratory since 1997 in the field of geotechnical/putting green materials (Certificate 0903.01), ETL is on the USGA approved list of physical soil testing laboratories. Testing at ETL can provide data to help with selecting materials for new construction projects, identifying problems with rootzones or topdressings, establishing soil nutrient levels, ensuring materials are compatible, choosing suitable bunker sand, determining appropriate construction depths for different materials and ensuring irrigation water is fit for use. Accreditation and constant monitoring of the laboratory’s management and quality system ensures that ETL remains one of the leading testing centres for golf course construction materials in the world.
35 Faldo Design Faldo Headquarters 19 Russell Street Windsor Berkshire SL4 1 HQ UK Contact: Gareth Williams Tel: +44 1753 829711 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nickfaldodesign.com Faldo Design is Sir Nick Faldo’s award-winning international golf course architecture and consulting firm. Sir Nick and his team of architects are deeply passionate in creating unique golf experiences that challenge and interest golfers of all abilities. Working closely with its clients, Faldo Design identifies and develops golfing solutions that exceed expectations and deliver enduring social, commercial and environmental opportunities. Grown from Sir Nick’s holistic understanding of the game, courses, and the relationship between the two, Faldo Design visualises each site’s inherent golfing strategy and design to create experiences that are a true fit in its surroundings. Every Faldo Design course starts with the unique local identity of the site as its greatest inspiration, and this is at the very core of the team’s creative development process. From championship, par three and alternative course layouts, to world-class practice facilities, five key pillars of design define its work – strategy, memorability, playability, sustainability and endless enjoyment. Since its inception over 25 years ago, the Faldo team has now designed and created unique golf courses on five continents and in 23 different countries and uses its breadth of experience and architectural expertise to support clients to creating leading golf solutions. GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf 2 Quality Street North Berwick East Lothian EH39 4HW UK Contact: Sam Thomas, Director of Golf Development Tel: +44 1620 895100 email@example.com www.sustainable.golf GEO Foundation is an international not-for-profit group, dedicated to helping a global golf community establish leadership in environmental enhancement, resource efficiency and community value. Through the OnCourse set of programmes, GEO provides modern, practical sustainability solutions and credible recognition for facilities, tournaments, developments and course renovations globally. OnCourse Facilities is an online guidance and reporting platform which enables facilities to record, improve and share their achievements. OnCourse Developments provides customised project support and streamlined reporting. From site selection to opening day, helping project planning and representing environmental and social value to governments and the wider community. OnCourse Tournaments supports tour organisers and host venues to minimise the events impact whilst maximising the positive legacy in the local community. In addition to practical guidance and expert reporting, GEO Certified is a credible standard and certification mark recognising a facility, development or tournament which has shown commitment to sustainability. Assessed by an independent verifier and upholding the highest codes of good practice, this positive recognition is increasingly valuable to tours, federations, governments and members.
36 COMPANIES A-Z George Golf Design 7305 Hancock Village Drive #707 Chesterfield VA 23832 USA Contact: Lester George Tel: +1 804 897 8600 firstname.lastname@example.org www.georgegolfdesign.com George Golf Design is an industry leader in golf course design, with more than 30 years of experience in the field. The company specialises in new course design, the renovation and restoration of historic, private courses, as well as the design of practice facilities and short courses. Lester George has been called ‘the practice guru’ for creating innovative practice facilities that offer a realistic experience for players and help them hone their game with features like short game practice facilities; three, six and nine-hole courses; reversible layouts; and state-of-the-art teaching options. George’s creativity and problem solving have earned him a host of design excellence and environmental awards from industry publications and organisations, including being named ‘Golf Course Architect of the Year’ five times by The Board Room magazine. George’s design at Kanawha Club was recently named one of the ‘25 Best Par-3 Courses in the World’ by Golf Magazine. Kinloch Golf Club debuted as ‘Best New Private Course’ by Golf Digest and continues to be the highest-rated golf course in the history of Virginia. Kinloch’s practice facility has been touted as the gold standard for practice facilities in the United States. Other top 200 golf courses include The Greenbrier Old White, Country Club of Florida and Ballyhack Golf Club. golfindustria.es Plaza de la Feria 42 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria 35004 Spain Contact: Alejandro Nagy Tel: +34 636 12 39 52 email@example.com www.golfindustria.es The main goal of golfindustria.es is to develop a communication channel between international golf industry professionals and Spanish golf course owners, golf club managers, head greenkeepers and directors of golf. Its platform is an excellent way to promote products or services, as the company is in touch with a number of the golf industry operators in Spain. The company’s marketing and communication activities can be used to increase company visibility within the Spanish market. The platform held a supplier directory where golf companies can be listed free of charge, on the other hand the platform held a content area where stories, interviews, opinion and technical articles are the way to spread useful information in the Spanish language. The company currently works with several EIGCA and ASGCA companies.