The Design Process

Our process for designing courses relies on the use of creative solutions to achieve the project objectives.

The process of designing courses requires careful thought and planning to foresee and account for any number of problems or factors that might become challenges facing the project outcome. As architects, we are essentially problem solvers and by developing solutions or ideas prior to construction, the project will progress in the most efficient and cost effective manner possible.

The Design Process can be outlined by a series of steps:

  1. Identify the project goals and objectives.
  2. Identify the project constraints and challenges, including Legal, Financial and Environmental.
  3. Begin to develop plausible solutions by sketching various design possibilities.
  4. Selection of the best possible solutions that adhere to constraints and provide the best possible golf experience.
  5. Develop the best possible solution into a Preliminary Master Plan.
  6. Present to the client for review and comment. Client involvement and feedback is important to the further development of the Master Plan.
  7. The client and the Golfplan team discuss and brainstorm further ideas to improve that design and address client input, so it can morph into a final concept everyone can get excited about.
  8. The architects at Golfplan refine the design and develop a Final Master Plan to be developed into Construction Drawings to be used in implementing the design during golf resort construction.

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CASE STUDY: Hole 15 at Pine BEACH

Located on the west coast of South Korea in Haenam, Pine Beach is situated on a series of oceanside plateaus. We designed hole 15 by conceiving of the best location for the tee in the context of the beautifully undulating natural terrace. Our process included  the creation of a digital rendering as a proof of concept, followed by an execution that elaborated on that vision. 

The result was one of our proudest achievements—a well crafted hole that was perfectly suited to its sublime surroundings.

Hole 15 at Pine Beach - Before Construction
Hole 15 at Pine Beach - Architect's Vision (Rendering)
Hole 15 at Pine Beach - Complete
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