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Remodelling Services

 

As part of our overall design services, Huxham Golf Design has provided course remodelling and/or renovation services to over 30 existing golf courses across Canada.

 

Our ever growing list of client courses includes some of Canada’s oldest and most distinguished golf clubs.  The historical record is paramount in the design process for these courses.  Where as, with courses of the modern era a more creative approach can be considered, regarding the change or introduction of new design elements to the golf experience.   

 

Our services range from small renovation projects to long range master planning for the entire course. As part of the course remodelling process, HGD can provide an array of consulting services including the following.

 

 
  • Client consultation to discuss project objectives

  • Course review and inventory report preparation

  • Research of course renovation history and original design

  • Development of master renovation plan and detailed report

  • Preparation of 3D design simulations and photo enhancements

  • Presentations to course committees

  • Construction consulting

  • Post construction consulting

  • Administrative consulting services

  • Marketing consulting services

  • Overall facility consulting services

 

 

Beaconsfield Golf Club restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Beaconsfield Golf Club (established 1904)

Restoration  vs  Renovation 

 

With the tolls of time and the latest Golf Boom virtually affecting every existing golf course in one way or another, it is very important to be able to identify the specific needs of each individual facility going forward.  It is here where our 20 years of design experience, combined with our experience as club board and committee members and facility owner/operators enables us to provide our clients with well balanced design recommendations.  These recommendations will take into consideration factors that may not be directly visible, yet serve an equally important role in the success of any renovation project.  The decision to restore a course feature that has been lost in time, or renovate it in order to effectively deal with modern day design and playability issues is an important decision to be taken.

 

The 7th green side bunker restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

The 7th green side bunker restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Sod wall bunker restoration at Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

Restoration

 

The Restoration or Renovation of historically significant golf courses carries an important responsibility.  Today’s architects must be careful not to impose their individual styles blindly on older golf courses as they represent an historical record of the times. HGD has maintained this philosophy in the restoration and/or remodelling of numerous classic era courses.  These courses having originally been designed by noted architects; Willie Park Jr, Herbert Strong, Stanley Thompson and Donald Ross.

Fairway bunkers at Manoir Richelieu restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunker restoration at Fairmont Manoir Richelieu (established 1925)

 
 

 

As part of the restoration/renovation process, one of the most challenging points is to determine what components of the original design should be restored and what features should be remodelled. There are many modern issues that affect courses in today’s marketplace, such as; ongoing equipment changes, course playability, course length, budget concerns, speed of play, cart traffic and other maintenance issues.  It is important to make sure these issues are well addressed during the “restoration” process.

 

Kanawaki Golf Club bunkers restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Kanawaki Golf Club bunkers restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunker restoration at Kanawaki Golf Club (established 1915)

 

Bunkers at Beaconsfield restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunkers at Beaconsfield restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunker restoration at Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

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Renovation

 

Although there are many historically significant courses scattered around the world, the majority in operation today were built over the past 40 yrs. These courses would fall into the “Post classic” or “Modern era” and although they are of respectable age, they may not fall into the classic design category.

 

On many occasions the design themes present in these courses were guided by practicality or economics, rather than sound design principals. In these instances, these courses are better candidates for remodelling rather than restoration. It is here where HGD enjoys being creative by presenting a variety of innovative, yet appropriate design ideas that are targeted to enhance the golf experience visually and strategically. These design recommendations are also geared towards elevating the course from a respectability and marketability stand point in today’s ever competitive marketplace. 

 

Bunker renovation at Club de Golf Cap-Rouge

Fairway bunkers at Cap-Rouge restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Fairway bunkers at Cap-Rouge restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

Bunker renovation at Golf de Beauce

Bunker renovation at Golf de Beauce by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunker renovation at Golf de Beauce by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

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After

(note: removal of fairway trees, construction of fairway bunkering achieves view of green, and cart path re-routing)

 

 

16th hole renovations at Le Blainvillier by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

 

 

16th hole renovations at Le Blainvillier by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Renovation Planning at Le Blainvillier

 

Long Range Master Planning

 

As part of our remodelling services, HGD can prepare a detailed long range master plan of the entire golf course, outlining all the various design recommendations in both plan and text form. The master plan is supplemented with a course report which further details the design rationale behind the recommendations, the implementation priority and the associated costs.

Through visual simulations, HGD can also prepare “existing” and “proposed” pictures of a remodelling project. This will allow committee members to fully understand the final look of the proposed renovations before the work has commenced.  This can also be an invaluable tool to gain consensus among the membership.

 

Bunker renovation at Club de Golf Cap-Rouge

Bunker renovation at Club de Golf Cap-Rouge Fairway bunkers at Cap-Rouge restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Bunker renovation at Club de Golf Cap-Rouge Fairway bunkers at Cap-Rouge restored by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

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After (simulation)

Once the construction process has been determined, HGD is then able to provide detailed drawings of the scope of work. These plans show the proposed grades of all of the design features, as well as, the drainage modifications, earthmoving quantities, grassing areas and miscellaneous plantings to be carried out.

 

This complete set of drawings and specification package allows the client to enter into the tendering process with the utmost understanding and confidence.

 

Master Renovation plan of Royal Quebec Bunker renovation at Club de Golf Cap-Rouge Fairway bunkers at Cap-Rouge by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Long Range Master Renovation Plan for Royal Quebec

 

 

5th hole plan of Royal Quebec renovation plan by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

5th hole plan of Royal Quebec renovation plan by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Renovation drawings for Royal Quebec

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Construction / Renovation Consultation Services

 

Recognizing that attention to detail is vital to the success of any renovation project, HGD provides a “hands on” approach and are actively present throughout the various stages of the construction process.

The renovation process in the field can be very complex. Over and above the actual design recommendations, many other factors have to be taken into account.  These factors might include; site access, cost, contractor coordination, material source locations, weather constraints and the implementation schedule, to name a few.  In addition, intricate manual labor is often required to achieve the desired look, which has to be planned out well in advance.

 

16th hole renovations at Beaconsfield by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

16th hole renovations at Beaconsfield by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

Overall 16th hole renovations at Beaconsfield by Huxham Golf Design Inc. - Canada's Top Golf Course Architects

16th Hole renovations at Beaconsfield Golf Club

 

HGD personnel work closely with the course committee members, the course superintendent and the contractor to ensure all aspects of the work are understood and control of the renovation work is maintained throughout the various stages.

 

   

Post Renovation Consultation

 

After the construction process is complete, HGD is available to assist the course superintendent and course committee members to ensure the grow-in and maturation of turf is on schedule.  This allows the renovations to be brought into play with the best possible results, in a timely fashion.

 

 

 

Featured Classic Era courses:

 

Royal Quebec Golf Club (established 1874)  Original Architect: Willie Park Jr.

Fairmont Manoir Richelieu (established 1925)  Original Architect: Herbert strong

Beaconsfield Golf Club (established 1904)  Original Architects: Willie Park Jr. and Stanley Thompson

Kanawaki Golf Club (established 1914)  Original Architect: Albert Murray and Donald Ross

Knowlton Golf Club (established 1920)  Original Architect: Albert Murray

Fairmont Chateau Montebello (established in 1929)  Original Architect: Stanley Thompson

 

Featured Modern Era courses:

 

Club de Golf St-Pacôme - Saint Pacôme, Que.

Club de Golf  Murray Bay - La Malbaie, Que.

Club de Golf Stoneham - Stoneham, Que.

Club de Golf Le Blainvillier - Blainville, Que.

Club de Golf Le Diamant - Mirabel, Que.

Club de Golf Granby-St Paul - Granby, Que.

Carleton Golf & Yacht Club -  Manotick, Ont.

Club de Golf de Rosemère  -  Rosemere, Que.

Club de Golf St-Jean  -  St-Jean, Que.

Club de Golf Triangle D'Or  -  St.-Remi, Que.

Club de Golf Val Morin  -  Val-Morin, Que.

Edmundston Golf Club  -  Edmundston, NB

Fairmont Manoir Richelieu  -  La Malbaie, Que.

Fredericton Golf & Country Club  -  Fredericton, NB

Newport Golf & Country Club  -  Newport, VT. USA

Cowansville Golf Club  -  Cowansville, Que.

Club de Golf Cap-Rouge  -  Cap-Rouge, Que.

Club de Golf Alpin  -  Ste-Brigitte de Laval, Que.

Golf de Beauce  -  Ste-Marie de Beauce, Que.

Club de Golf Le Montmorency  -  Beauport, Que.

 

 

Huxham Golf Design Inc.- Golf Course Architects is an international golf course design firm whose two principals have over 30 years experience and have designed over 40 golf courses worldwide. Huxham Golf Design offers a wide range of services related to the design, development, construction management and supervision of golf related projects and golf renovations. Whether it is, site evaluation, zoning, environmental permitting, financial analysis, or golf course design and construction, the Huxham Golf Design team is highly experienced and industry leaders in the development of quality golf course facilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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