Building a Challenging Golf Course Requires Customized Solutions

November 19, 2012 — 1,392 views  

Without customized solutions, there are courses that would not exist because they have been built on some of the most unlikely pieces of land around the world. Sometimes a development company takes an architect's plan and seems to wave a magic wand over natural formations of hills, valleys, and rocky surfaces to somehow weave the 18 holes around nature's décor.

It often ends up that the most challenging designs for impossible-looking sites end up to be some of the favorite courses of golfers all around the world. How do companies do this? It takes a lot of hard work and experience, plus the determination and confidence that the architect's dream can become a reality after all.

Customized solutions for every stage of development and construction

Customized solutions begin months before ground is broken. In a collaborative effort between the architect, project manager, and other key players in the plan, all of the needs of the project are evaluated and analyzed. When the course development company staff encounters a potential hurdle that could slow down or stop construction, they search for alternative solutions.

Most companies choose their staff next. If the job is an international one, they usually hire key personnel in the U.S. When they arrive overseas at the construction site, local workers may be hired to be part of the team.

Steps leading to the finished product

Specialized workers are needed to construct a quality site, and those with experience are often best able to complete the construction plan. Shaping, draining, and irrigating the site are all integral steps in working towards the finish, and a company must have an expert construction crew to meet the high standards for the job. Each step varies from project to project and must be handled in a unique way to ensure that the finished project functions as it should. The unique demands of this type of construction are best completed by a company with years of experience in knowing how to make things possible.

When construction is finished, the course is not yet ready until the turf has been laid. A company with experience working in many different climates knows how to establish the turf necessary for the completion of the course. Finally, they will construct cart paths, and the project is completed. The expert company's customized solutions don't end there though. Some companies may offer management services that provide clients with helpful information in maintaining the beauty of the course, or they may offer their own services to do this. An expert company with many years of experience is capable of completing all phases of the course, including the development, construction, and maintenance of it.