Golf Course Architecture and Management Forum

Hosted by the respected journalist and BIGGA’s favourite golf fan, Naga Munchetty, the Golf Course Architecture and Management Forum will showcase collaborations between architects, course managers and their greenkeeping teams.

A Team Effort: Creating the JCB Golf and Country Club

This session will look at the successful cooperation between architect and course manager during the construction of the JCB Golf and Country Club. They will discuss the operation and challenges faced to create an iconic, championship standard golf course in Staffordshire.

Learning Outcomes: 
• Establish trust and respect throughout the project team 
• Adapting to unforeseen changes in circumstances 
• Never waver from the ultimate goal 
• Invest in the best materials, methods and advice 
• Communicate well and enjoy the process. Building a golf course is a thrilling experience 
• Patience and take pride in the work. Great outcomes take time 

Presented by:  Robin Hiseman, Golf Course Architect, European Golf Design and Euan Grant, Course Manager, JCB Golf and Country Club
Creating a Modern Golf Course That Will Stand the Test of Time

From an architect’s perspective, delivering the best course that a client can afford is key. This session will look at how to get the very best results when building a new golf course in 2020, from planning through to the opening by making the client’s money go further, whilst delivering a course that has the best chance of standing the test of time.
Learning Outcomes: 
• The process of delivering a new course 
• The construction process 
• How can a Greenkeeper help the process of creating a new course 
• Do I need to get a contractor or can my team do the job? 
• Realistic budgeting: don’t forget the grow in 
• An eye for detail: when +/- 5mm matters 

Presented by: Paul Kimber, Golf Course Architect, Kimber Glen
Redeveloping Stoneham Golf Club’s Practice Offer 

This session will explore why Stoneham Golf Club felt the need to develop their practice offering, how they developed the brief, built a strong team to execute it, designed their dream facility, phased the work and delivered a seamless project. 

Learning Outcomes: 
• Make your practice facility more competitive 
• The importance of formulating a good brief 
• Building the dream team to execute  no excuses 
• Designing so much more into the same space vision 
• Phasing a multi faceted, multi year project 
• Construction; before, during and after 

Presented by: James Edwards, Golf Course & Academy Architect, EDI Golf Ltd and Matt Plested, Course Manager, Stoneham Golf Club

The New 7th Hole at Royal Dornoch 

This session will look at the redevelopment of the 7th hole at Royal Dornoch. It will discuss how Course Manager, Eoin Riddell, has turned the approved architectural design into reality by project managing and constructing the new hole inhouse.
Presented by: Tom Mackenzie, Golf Course Architect, Mackenzie & Ebert and Eoin Riddell, Course Manager, Royal Dornoch Golf Club 

Getting Royal Portrush Ready For The Open

Golf course architect, Martin Ebert and Course Manager, Graeme Beatt will discuss the redesign and the maintenance requirements of Dunluce Links, in the lead up to The Open 2019. 

Learning Outcomes: 
• The benefit of historic research with such projects 
• The method of detailing redesign projects 
• Designing to take into account a major championship 
• The need for infrastructure planning at tournament venues 
• The maintenance requirements for an Open Championship venue 
• The pressure of the week of an Open 

Presented by: Martin Ebert, Golf Course Architect, Mackenzie & Ebert and Graeme Beatt, Course Manager, Royal Portrush Golf Club 

Architects Panel Discussion 

Hosted by: Naga Munchetty 
Panellists: Martin Ebert, James Edwards, Robin Hiseman, Paul Kimber and Tom Mackenzie

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