Morgan Golf Design offers professional services that provide
for total golf course design. We provide services for new course design,
restoration, renovation, and the design of practice and teaching facilities.
These services are accomplished as outlined in the following:
- PHASE I - ROUTING AND STRATEGY:
The design process begins with a study of
the site using aerial photos, topographic surveys, and on site investigation. The purpose of this
study is to
determine the suitability of the site. Working
with the owner's land use planner, and consultants, we will develop a
site plan that is acceptable to the owner, and that will maximize the
owner's development, while providing for high-quality golf.
Final routing plans will be prepared, that accurately indicate the
location of the golf course corridors; the length, direction,
centerline, and par of each hole. The project surveyors will then
stake the routing. We will then walk the centerline of each hole to
make fine adjustments to the plan. We then develop a strategy for each
hole - sketching in green shapes/sizes, bunker locations, mounds,
grassy hollows, swales, lakes, etc. - that accurately defines the
strategic concept for the golf course. We also develop an aesthetic
concept, which utilizes the unique shapes, forms, features, and
materials of the site,
to consolidate the golf course into the
overall "concept" for the development.
- PHASE II - CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS:
- From the routing, we prepare the plans, specifications and
drawings, which are necessary to construct the golf course. The plan
documents include the routing and strategy plan; proposed grading
plan; golf course drainage plan; greens plans; grassing plan; and conceptual plans
for bridging, abutments, and other such items, at the appropriate
scales. Included also, will be specifications for greens soil mix as
recommended by the United States Golf Association, and such additional
specifications as may be necessary to construct the golf course.
Morgan Golf Design will consult with the Owner prior to and during the
actual construction. During this consultation we shall make
recommendations to the owner regarding suitable contractors; the
pre-bid and post-bid process; and the letting of contracts for
- PHASE III - CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION:
During construction, supervisory services will be
performed to monitor the contractor’s adherence to the plans and
specifications as provided by Morgan Golf Design. After each on-site
inspection, we will provide the owner with a written progress report
outlining any changes, which we deem appropriate within the
constraints of the project budget. We will also review cash disbursement requests by the
contractor, and advise the owner as to whether or not they meet the
payment schedule determined by the owner. During construction, we will
recommend for rejection or disapproval any construction which fails to
meet the requirements of the construction drawings or specifications, or our standards.
These comprehensive design and consultation
services are essential in providing for high quality, golf course
design; and we insure its implementation through regular on-site
Our ultimate goal when becoming associated with
a golf course project, is to make the people we work for successful.
Because after all, the most important golf course project to us is the
one that we are working on.