The Business of Remodeling
Knowing When The Right Time To Remodel Is
Without regular maintenance or changes, even the best golf courses can become outdated, irrelevant, and rundown. This can lead to the club struggling to keep the interest of even the most loyal golfers. But how do you know when the right time to remodel is? There are many different influencing factors that go into deciding if it is time to remodel a golf course. Below is a list of situations and issues that can be resolved with a remodel:
Economic Problems: The bottom line is all golf clubs, public or private, are providing a service and product. Whenever a golf club begins having issues raising dues or attracting new members, economic problems are unavoidable. Most often, these problems arise whenever there is competition offering newer and more exciting options locally. This leads to the need for renovation.
When working with a golf architect that has a strong portfolio in renovations, they will be able to pinpoint and prioritize what renovations will give you the strongest return. It is important to remember everything around us is constantly evolving and the world of golf is no different. Stay relevant with a design remodel.
Maintenance Problems: If your course is older and has not seen regular maintenance throughout its life, you may be faced with the need for new solutions. Some of the most common maintenance problems we see are poor drainage issues that sometimes lead to flooding, outdated irrigation systems, fading greens, and difficult designs that cost too much to maintain.
Design Problems: Occasionally, a design does not fit the needs of the players. This could be due to the course being too difficult or even too easy, whenever this happens it is important to evaluate your course and decide if it is in need of a change. Sometimes there are other reasons, such as wanting to have a historically accurate design.
Aesthetic Problems: You can have the most exciting course when it comes to playability but if it is not beautiful, there is a good chance it will not be successful. Humans are visual creatures and this extends to golf. Working with a golf architect, such as Jeffrey D. Brauer, is an excellent way to address these problems because often times they are trained as landscape architects.
Are you interested in building a new golf course or renovating an existing one? Contact us today! We can help you every step of the way, from planning to publicity, to ensure you get the most out of your design.
Jeffrey D. Brauer/GolfScapes, Inc.
3809 Canton Jade Way
Arlington, TX 76005