Business Categories: Facility Design & Architecture
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We believe that, whether designing new courses or remodeling existing golf courses, it is important that the architect and the Owner identify and understand the niche which the golf course will occupy in the local market. This is particularly important on public daily-fee courses where the “average golfer” may make up as much as 85 to 90% of the revenue source. The way in which we design a public daily-fee golf course is very different from the way in which we design a destination golf course or private country club or a course which is intended to provide for accelerated real estate sales. Understanding the Owner’s goals and the target market is critical to the long-term success of the golf course.
In addition, we feel strongly that a well designed golf course can provide an enjoyable experience for the average golfer while at the same time offer the challenge and strategy which the more skilled golfer seeks.
Lastly, we believe that there exists a strong relationship between the natural and the built environment and that a well designed golf course should respond to the existing site and blend easily into the surrounding landscape. This results in a course which is less expensive to construct, less costly to maintain and one that is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
Products and Services
Herfort Norby specializes exclusively in the design of golf courses, golf course communities and golf practice facilities. This specialization provides the following advantages:
Experience working with golf committees and boards
Experience in obtaining regulatory approvals.
Experience working with golf course contractors
Creative and experienced design solutions
Construction phasing and estimating experience
Complete planning of all aspects of the project prior to construction
Representation by a professional liaison during construction
The preparation of detailed plans and typewritten specifications insures that both the client and the contractor thoroughly understand the scope of the project. This allows the client to take full advantage of the competitive bid process and allows the contractor to submit his bid with confidence based on definitive quantities of materials and labor.
Master Planning for Golf Courses Discusses the process and benefits of having a long range master plan to prioritize improvements to your golf course and improve your bottom line. Modified by Kevin Norby on 21 Mar 2011