Golf Course Architecture
The golf industry has witnessed remarkable growth and transformation, but little has changed in the game itself. Golf is about golfers and the wondrous places we play – the simple interaction of man and nature with friends, family or competitors.
Our goal is to make that interaction remarkable.
Our Success is the result of:
Timeless design principles;
Understanding Project Goals;
Attention to Detail; and
A Commitment to the Client.
This simple approach allows us to provide the most engaging solutions for your project requirements.
Wilmette Golf Club
Construction is complete at the Wilmette Golf Club, in Wilmette, Illinois. This renovation includes significant wetland expansion and stormwater management control, new greens, new bunkers, some new tees, extensive drainage system and regrading to accomplish better on-course water management. This long, cruel winter will stall the necessary grow-in and opening, but Director of Golf, Mike Matchen says “We will open in 2014!”. Smart guy.
Oak Meadows Golf Preserve
Martin Design is leading a design team, including civil and environmental engineering [Engineering Resource Associates], Golf Course Architecture [Greg Martin, Art Schaupeter, Forest Richardson] and Biologists [Interfluve] in preparing the Phase II recommendations and concept verification of the Master Plan Concepts for improvements proposed at Oak Meadows. Phase II will be submitted for review by September 1, 2013 and Phase III has begun, and the team is actively preparing construction documentation for permitting review. Bidding is scheduled for the spring of 2015 and a summer 2015 construction start.
Martin Design is reviewing options for improvements to the Settler’s Hill Golf Course. This includes re-routing, addition of holes, improvements to existing holes and the incorporation of practice facilities. A final improvement plan has yet to be determined.
Greg Martin moderated the Remodeling University at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando recently. The panel included Todd Quitno, ASGCA Associate and Jerry Lemons, ASGCA. The 4-hour class exposed the vast number of questions relevant to any improvement project including: “What is the cost of inaction?”
Also, Greg spoke to the University of Michigan Landscape Architecture Department on a lecture titled: Golf and The Picturesque. This 2 hour presentation related the commonalities of golf and the 18th century landscape movement called “The Picturesque”.