GOLF COURSE DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE | PROJECT MANAGEMENT | OPERATIONS | MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT
GOLF BUSINESS CONSULTING
- Golf Course Design & Architecture
- Golf Course Design Coordination
- Golf Course Project / Construction Management
- Golf Driving Range Construction
- Golf Course Operations & Maintenance
- Golf Course Feasibility Reports & Studies
- Cost Estimation & Financial Feasibility
- Grow-in maintenance
- Pre-Opening Consultancy
- Maintenance Center design and layout consulting
- Remodeling and reconstruction management
There are many factors which go to make a good choice for a Golf Course or Driving / Practice Range and both the physical features of the site and more importantly the planning situation must be understood in order to be able to develop the site in the first place and then create a successful and sustainable Golf facility. By testing some Golf layouts on the site, one can establish what size of course can safely fit onto the land. If required the existing market conditions and competition from nearby similar golf facilities may be researched to understand the demand for Golf in the area.
SITE SELECTION / EVALUATION
The site selection / evaluation is critical to the success of a Golf project. AV GOLF helps the clients to select the best possible site available. When a site is identified as a possible location for a Golf development, it is essential to carry out an analysis of the site to determine its potential and identify opportunities and any constraints which may cause problems in a Golf Course layout. Our intensive analysis ensures that the client does not waste time and money developing the wrong site.
ADJACENT REAL ESTATE PLANNING
In recent years more than 50% of all newly developed Golf Courses have been integral parts of resort-oriented real estate projects or residential communities. Planning the real estate next to a Golf Course can be incredibly rewarding experience, along with making good business sense. In a planned Golf/Residential community, the combined uses can complement and lend character to each other in a sensitive and enriching manner. A good understanding of Golf and residential marketplace and ability to balance all of the site's features within a harmonious composition makes us plan and coordinate with the team of architects to develop the best possible residential/commercial real estate.
GOLF COURSE PROJECT / CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
AV GOLF provides a variety of Golf Course Project/Construction Management Services to clients with the utmost efficiency. We take on a host of primary and secondary responsibilities to initiate and conclude the project.
Our primary responsibilities are to coordinate with the Golf Course Architect to design & plan the Golf Course, prepare detailed bill of quantities and consult on finalizing an operational & construction budget.
Our secondary responsibilities include:
- Estimation & planning of rented machinery equipments
- Preparing detailed work schedule as well as milestones
- Vendor negotiations & selection
- Coordination of resource requirements
- Labour planning and management
- Planning and supervision of irrigation & drainage system installation
- Daily & weekly monitoring & reporting of construction progress
- Grow-in maintenance supervision
GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE CONSULTING
AV GOLF provides maintenance consulting services for new and existing Golf Course facilities, allowing Golf Course owners to focus on revenue generating operations.
Out-sourcing the maintenance consulting of a Golf Course has several advantages for the client:
- Reduced capital spending
- Professional efficient maintenance programs
- Lighter administrative structure
- Controlled cost of maintenance
- Attention to and compliance with environmental health and safety issues
- Continuous upgrading or improvement to the facility
- Meeting the quality expectations of the golfers
EVALUATION & SELECTION OF GOLF COURSE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACTORS
Construction methods have changed dramatically in this century. No longer are we building Golf Courses with drag boxes and mules along with hand labour and farm equipments. Today a contractor may have lakhs of Rupees worth of equipment on-site, including shaping Dozers, JCB, box graders etc. Still, the dominant objective of the contractor is to create a Golf Course as envisaged by the Architect. So, the evaluation & selection of the contractor is very important to give the ultimate shape to the Golf Course in affordable price.
OUR GOLF COURSE DESIGN PHILOSOPHY
Our approach to design is land-based.
Land-based design means that the design of each hole is primarily influenced by our first-hand experiences on the site, rather than relying solely on ideas conceived while separated from the actual site experience. The key to building on time and on budget lies in the quality of preparation during the design process, before construction begins.
Quality is achieved by spending the necessary amount of time on site, and in consultation with the client and the client’s consultants to resolve most of the issues related to the design and construction of the course before construction begins.
The inherent characteristics of a property that can give tremendous character to a course are there to be found, as long as we are receptive to them. No maps, pictures, videos, or literature of or about the site can adequately supplant the personal experience on the land. Our approach is a reversal of a bad trend in design offices. Many offices have eagerly pursued the marketing and brand name frenzy to the point that this consumes more than half the office hours. Left with little time for design, the design work has been passed down to second and third level designers who do most of their creative work on a client’s project in the office, rarely, if ever, seeing the site. Many offices are preoccupied with their own packaging and marketing, course rankings, and generating fame and notoriety for themselves. For us, land-based design allows us to leave behind this mass-market approach, and open up our minds to the land dedicated for a golf course. Land-based design begins and ends with a face-to-face encounter with the land, with nature. In this way, we are more willing to cooperate with nature, not impose a will to make it conform.
The window of time for this process is short because there are hard and fast schedules to meet for permitting and construction commencement. Putting aside precious time on the property is absolutely necessary since we are ultimately the vehicles through which the vision of the course will emerge. The routing and design development phase is a bit like the birthing process; it must have a beginning and evolve along a natural progression that is a part of the mystery of creativity and creation. We believe our fine-honed sensitivity and receptiveness to the natural characteristics of the land best serve this process.