Sod wall bunker restoration at Beaconsfield Golf Club
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.
Bunker restoration at Kanawaki Golf Club (established 1915)
Bunker restoration at Beaconsfield Golf Club
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
Bunker renovation at Golf de Beauce
(note: removal of fairway trees, construction of fairway bunkering achieves view of green, and cart path re-routing)
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
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.
Long Range Master Renovation Plan for Royal Quebec
Renovation drawings for Royal Quebec
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 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.
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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.