Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc. - an award winning golf course designer and golf course architectural company.
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Hole #1 The Links at Gettysburg
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

"Lindsay Ervin has the unique ability to create a golf course that is eye-appealing, challenging and fair."

Mark Herman
Golf Pro
Hog Neck Golf Course

Award Winning Golf Course Design

Lindsay Bruce Ervin, Inc.
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Golf Course Design Process

Since we are primarily a golf course architectural firm with additional capabilities in land planning and landscape architecture, almost all of our work consists of designing golf courses from master plan thru construction documents and construction inspection. A typical golf course project scenario is as follows:

Phase I – Master Plan
The existing site is analyzed through topography maps, site visits, aerial photographs, etc. in order to locate where the golf course may best be located, away from sensitive environmental areas or large beautiful trees. The master plan is then prepared showing the location of each golf hole, the clubhouse, access road with parking, maintenance building, driving range, practice putting and chipping greens plus any other features that the owner is interested in locating. Once the owner approves this plan the construction document phase is started.

Phase II – Construction Documents
These plans show the detailed grading of the golf course in two foot contours with blow ups of the greens, all drainage pipe, irrigation and other features needed for the construction of the golf course by a qualified golf course contractor. We also include detailed specifications, which are the basic “nuts and bolts” of the project. For example, specifying the type of greens mix (sand particle size, etc.), drainage pipe, irrigation pipe and sprinkler heads, turf type, fertilizer, excavation requirements, etc. Throughout this phase we work with environmental engineers and civil engineers to make sure the golf course does not have a negative impact on the environment and that the plans can be approved thru local regulatory agencies.

Phase III – Construction Project Bidding and Contracting
Once the construction documents have been approved, we assist the owner in bidding the project to qualified golf course contractors. Since our plans are very detailed, we can give our plans to several contractors who will all be bidding “apples to apples,” and as a result, we are able to obtain a very competitive price proposal.

Phase IV – Construction Inspection
During construction we perform periodic construction inspections, usually two (2) site visits per month to ensure that the golf course is being constructed to meet our design intent. We can provide continuous on-site inspection for the duration of the project if the owner wishes. Normally we recommend that the owner hire his greens superintendent at the beginning of construction and have him act as the day to day construction inspector making sure the pipe installed is the right size and type, etc. This also allows the greens superintendent to learn where everything is located on the golf course.


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Lindsay Bruce Ervin is well known for his award winning golf course designs. As a Golf Course Architect with more then 20 years experience, Lindsay's golf course designs are playable, affordable and most of all profitable.