Selecting An ASGCA Golf Architect
Choosing the right golf arhitect for your course is an extremely important task that should not be taken lightly. This is because every course an architect designs will be a direct reflection of their own training and experience in design. In order to become an ASGCA certified golf architect, candidates must prove they have achieved a level of excellence that translates into superior course design. ASGCA members go through rigorous training and education before being welcomed into the elite society. This means, when you choose to have your course designed by an architect that is a member of the ASGCA you can rest assured knowing you are working with one of the top candidates for your course.
All members of the ASGCA work closely with their project team to help develop the most efficient routings for your course that touch on several different aspects of the design. This includes ensuring your course is designed to minimize environmental impacts; that maintenance of the course will work within your budget and remain profitable throughout its lifetime; and ensuring that all construction methods are completed with smart design in mind.
Working with an ASGCA member means you are working with a golf architect that is closely connected to the most elite in their field. This is an invaluable asset to your design because ASGCA members are well versed when it comes to avoiding crucial mistakes that may lead to an improperly designed or poorly built golf course. Completing the job correctly the first time is the best way to stay on budget and to avoid costly and serious complications in the future. Golf courses are no small investment. This means, minimizing your need for remodeling or course correction will be a top priority for your company.
Some of the most common issues ASGCA members see when coming in for course remodeling for a golf course that was designed by a non ASGCA certified golf architect are poor drainage plans, as well as inefficient layouts. Drainage issues are a major problem for golf courses because they have the potential to reduce your ability to operate your golf course effectively. This may lead to the need to close the golf course for repairs, which means less money in and more money out. Inefficient layouts can make courses unenjoyable for golfers and also, in some circumstances it can even be dangerous for players if the course was not designed with their safety in mind. The last thing an owner wants to deal with is a poorly designed course, that leads to several injuries. Rerouting a course, while possible and often necessary in a remodel can be extremely time consuming as well as costly.
If you are currently looking for a golf architect to help remodel, renovate, or build a golf course that achieves a standard of excellence- selecting an ASGCA golf architect is the right choice for you. Jeffrey D. Brauer is an established member of the ASGCA, with decades of experience designing and renovating some of the most highly acclaimed courses in America.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005