Huxham Golf Design Services
Design Inc. is an industry leader in
offering some of the most detailed planning packages available. We
provide a complete set of plans in both the Imperial and Metric
systems of measurement.
HGD uses the most up to date computer aided
design systems to produce all of the necessary planning required for
new construction or renovation work.
Darrell Huxham & Deric Weidman
reviewing site issues on the 14th hole, Diamond CC,
Busan S. Korea
- Concept Plan
The Concept Plan provides a preliminary routing
of the golf course and the location of any associated developments
(i.e.: Commercial, Residential, Recreational, etc…).
The Rendered Concept Plan is accompanied by a
preliminary project cost estimate and construction schedule. This
plan provides a working drawing with which to begin the
developmental stages of the project, zoning, permitting, financial
development and environmental authorization.
Once the Concept Plan has been accepted, HGD then
proceeds to the preparation of a Master Plan and the other Plan
- Master Plan
Once the Concept Plan has been approved, a
detailed Master Plan is developed, based on a more thorough
examination of all of the elements and restrictions of the site and
regulations pertaining to the project. The Master Plan becomes the
base plan for all of the other planning to follow.
The Master Plan shows the precise design
elements, difficulty and style of the golf course features that will
give the layout its personalized character.
Warren on-site at Jay Peak
- Clearing Plan
The Clearing Plan shows the various zones of
vegetation to be cleared and indicates the potential areas for
disposal of stumps and debris.
All areas of feature trees that are scheduled to
remain are outlined as well as their incorporation into the overall
design of the golf course.
- Grading Plan
(Cut & Fill)
The Grading Plan shows the proposed final
elevations of all of the design elements of the golf course, such
as; the greens, tees, bunkers, ponds, etc…
The Grading Plan also shows all of the earthwork
operations with the quantities that are to be pushed and transported
(A detailed and accurate Grading Plan is
essential in establishing a realistic budget and construction
schedule for any project)
- Drainage Plan
The Drainage Plan provides the design of the
drainage system throughout the golf course. This plan shows the
location, elevation and size of the pipe network that is to be
installed during construction.
All major drainage pipes that are beyond the
basic golf network are coordinated with the overall site engineer to
ensure that proper water flow through the entire site is achieved.
(A detailed and accurate Drainage Plan is
essential for establishing a realistic budget and construction
schedule for any project, as well as to ensure quick and complete
water evacuation of the site after rainfall or irrigation use.)
- Environmental Protection Plan
(Erosion Control Plan)
The Environmental Protection Plan shows the
design of the elements of the storm water management system and the
environmental protection measures that are to be installed before,
during and after construction.
This plan will typically show the silt fence,
sediment basins & temporary diversions…. that are used to control
storm water run off during construction.
The Environmental Protection Plan is used to gain
the environmental approvals and permitting required before
construction can begin.
- Grassing Plan
The Grassing Plan shows the different areas to be
grassed, and the specific varieties of turf to be seeded and sodded
throughout the project. As there are many new varieties of turf
grass available for the different types of climates and levels of
golf courses, seed choice and grassing design is an important
element of the overall course design.
- Planting Plan
The Planting Plan shows all of the different
varieties of plantings that are recommended throughout the project.
Trees often make up the bulk of the plantings, but bushes, shrubs,
flowers and marsh grasses can also become an important component of
the planting strategy and design.
- Feature Drawings
(greens, tees, etc…)
The Feature Drawings are specific detailed plans
of the greens, tees and bunker complexes. These plans provide
maximum detail to allow for accurate construction of the most
important feature characteristics of the golf course.
- Construction Details
Details provide a clear and concise
illustration of the proper methods and materials of construction and
installation of the hard features of the golf course (i.e.:
drainage, cart paths, rock walls, green profiles, bunker sand, etc…).
These details provide the contractor with all of
the necessary information and specifications required to ensure
quality installation of the various elements of the project.
- Irrigation Plan
HGD will work with the irrigation
specialist/consultant who will design a detailed Irrigation Plan.
This plan shows the layout of the pipe network, a wiring diagram,
the pump house set up and water source that make up the irrigation
A proper design of the irrigation system is
crucial to allow the superintendent complete control over coverage,
timing and duration of water application to the golf course.
Huxham Golf Design
provides a full range of services available for the renovation of
existing golf courses. Whether your course is an old classic or a
relatively modern layout, HGD’s experience at restoring older
courses of all levels is well known.
The decision of whether to restore or to remodel
an old course is a delicate one that requires an experienced
architect. HGD’s knowledge and experience in renovation allows us
to provide clients with the utmost confidence throughout the entire
- Site Evaluation
The first step in the renovation process is to
take a complete site inventory of the existing conditions of the
All of the features with their characteristics
and style are evaluated, as well as the course infrastructure,
irrigation, drainage, cart paths, soils, vegetation, etc…
These features are analyzed to
form the base upon which proposals are formulated.
- Renovation Planning
After the site evaluation, a complete set of
renovation/construction plans are developed. These plans show the
proposed final grades of all of the design elements slated for
renovation. As well, the various plans outline the drainage
modifications/additions, earthmoving, grassing work and plantings to
be carried out during the renovation process.
A complete set of drawings along with the
specifications package allows the client to enter into the tendering
- Construction / Renovation Consultation
HGD’s skill and experience allows us to provide
complete and thorough control over the bid process, as well as the
day to day renovation operations.
HGD personnel work closely with the relevant
course committees to allow for complete understanding and control of
the renovation work through its various stages.
- Post Renovation Consultation
HGD provides post construction inspection and
review by a qualified agronomist to ensure that the renovations are
brought into play with the best possible results.
As required, a set of recommendations for the
course superintendent to review will outline the various steps that
should be taken to ensure a quick and successful grow-in and
HGD personnel have been consulting on
construction work for over 30 years, on a wide variety of terrain,
climates and design styles. It is our experience that allows us to
provide timely, competent and thorough site consulting for the
duration of the construction process.
We are proud of our excellent reputation and
strive to exceed the expectations of our clients.
Since there are many different methods of
organization for the construction of a golf course, HGD is available
to provide anywhere from minimal involvement up to complete daily
supervision. Close control over our projects allows us to maintain
very high standards, while meeting budget and scheduling targets.
HGD’s experience and knowledge allows our clients to be sure that
they are getting the best possible product at the best price, on
HGD can provide full project management of the
entire construction process, from initial budget development to the
bid process, and from earthmoving through to grow-in. HGD will
manage all of the daily operations and monitoring of the project for
This process allows our clients to have complete
control over all decision making thus allowing them to build at
considerable savings of money and often time. The cost that is
typically allocated to the risk taken on by a contractor is given
back to the client only to be spent if and when it is warranted.
Many of our clients find that with the proper experience, project
management can provide many benefits in cost; scheduling and
decision making that are difficult to forego.
Expert Witness Consulting Services
Huxham Golf Design Inc. has been providing qualified,
effective and respected golf expert witness analysis and
testimony for over 20 years.
Our 25 years of experience in the golf design business
and our lifelong pursuit of the game around the world
allow us to provide golf courses with knowledgeable
analysis and recommendations.
We have consulted on safety issues related to older
course design, where parameters either didn’t exist or
have become inadequate for the modern game. Even some
newer residential/golf course developments that did not
use qualified designers have been encountering safety
Our experience allows us to quickly evaluate the problem
by analyzing the root causes. We are able to provide a
clear analysis and recommend effective solutions to the
challenges faced by golf courses today.
Some of our recommendations over the years have
included, but not limited to; hole re-routing, bunker
additions and removal, pond additions, cart path
relocation, tee relocation and/or re-alignment, fairway
contouring, signage & marshalling, tree
planting/transplanting, the introduction of fescue
grasses and environmentally sensitive zones and
We also provide effective and fair mediation services
for disputing parties in order for them to resolve their
HGD can provide the following services:
- Site Review and Analysis
- Safety Report
- Expert Witness Testimony
- Dispute Resolution
- Detailed Planning Services (Re: renovation,
netting, tree planting)
- Graphic Exhibits &Presentations
- Photographic Simulations
Aerial Video Services
recent innovations in technology, aerial photography and
videos have become much more accessible and affordable
for golf courses today. As golf course web-sites
evolve, they are quickly becoming the most important
marketing tool in attracting new clientele, and enticing
existing clients into returning.
Huxham Golf Design
is proud to announce the creation of a new division: “Huxham
Golf Aerial Videos”
years in the design, construction and renovation
of world class golf courses around the world, HGD is
expanding its services to include high quality,
professional, aerial videos that promote the golf
facility. These dramatic videos are specifically
tailored for the internet and social media and are
intended to showcase the golf course, club house, pro
shop and other amenities that are provided by clubs
today. Our team of experienced professionals, in aerial
filming and video production, are able to provide our
clients with exceptional aerial footage of the key
attributes of each course. HGD’s golf design experience
and reputation allows us to ensure that our videos will
showcase the most important and relevant selling points
of your course. The final video, which includes, aerial
footage, still photographs, music and voice over will be
a perfect course introduction for any web-site. As
well, HGD also provides aerial virtual tours of each
and Capital Development
- Site Selection
HGD has had considerable experience in the
review, analysis and selection of the appropriate golf construction
There are many factors that will help determine
weather a site is suitable for golf development. Site location,
topography, soils, vegetation and access to water are among the
principal factors that are analyzed to determine whether a property
HGD can provide a complete site analysis of all
of these factors to allow the client to make informed decisions
about site selection and proposed budgets.
With the experience of HGD personnel, through
proper site analysis and selection, our clients can achieve
considerable savings in construction costs and scheduling to ensure
the long term success of their golf development project.
- Capital Development
HGD has been providing aid in capital development
and planning for many years. With our wide network of contacts in
the golf industry and in financial circles, we are able to bring
many investors and developers together to help in the early stages
of capital development and planning of numerous projects.
HGD can provide consulting in developing a
workable business plan with accurate budgeting and pro forma
analysis, in order to attract partners, investors and lenders to aid
in the realization of a given project.
There is a proven process that is typically
followed in order to achieve the successful development of
projects. HGD’s experience allows us to provide our clients with
the best opportunity for success in the early stages of capital
development and planning.