GOLF COURSE RENOVATION PROJECTS
Please check out my list of renovation projects below. There is a brief explanation of my participation in each
project. I am currently working to give better detail for each project but with as many new renovation projects
as I have helped with, it will take me some time to update every project.
Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how we can help your next golf course renovation project.
Large or small renovations, we have a track
record of satisfaction. Being able to utilize over
30 years of personal experience working with
some of the most respected names in the
industry, and a love of the industry, we look
forward to the next challenge.
We can help you get optimum results on
projects ranging from drainage improvements,
modernizing the grass on your greens, and
laser grading tee tops, to the full blown tee to
green renovation. We have the experience to
help you make your golf course the best that it
can be, with an emphasis on lowering your
maintenance cost. Sometimes, the addition of
a chipping green or lessons area makes a
nice and simple addition to a course, that can
also help to recruit new golfers.
A three fairway lessons area can generate
some revenue from lessons as well as
interest in playing your golf course. We have
demonstrated the ability to help clients
throughout North America get results that keep
their golf course profitable, fun, and
challenging. We have always worked on the
concept of giving clients more than they paid
for. Every different site possesses it's
individual character, and no two courses are
the same. That is what drives us to explore the
next project, and the possibilities that are
presented with the unique characteristics of
|"A good shaper expedites all
aspects of golf construction."
Links at Jonesborough
Links at Jonesborough. Jonesborough, AR.
Architect: Lyndy Lindsey
On 5-6 acres adjacent to their golf course, the Links at Jonesborough decided to add
a short game practice area. This practice area borders a busy road giving their course
more visibility and advertising. The practice area offers three different levels of tees,
hitting out to several target greens of different elevations, offering a multitude of shot
options to practice. Grassy hollows and mounding surround some of these greens
offering practice with closer "flop shots' from different elevations and stances. The
biggest challenge here was insuring that there are no blind shots. Remember,
golfers like to see their ball land! The limited amount of poor topsoil and huge pile of
mulch gave is the idea to mix the mulch into the topsoil, hoping for a blend with
enough organics to decompose into fertile soil for healthy turf. Once again,
sometimes you have to think outside of the box! This is a perfect area to give lessons,
hopefully the course will realize this potential and utilize the area to bring more people
into this wonderful sport!
The Club At Sonterra
San Antonio, Texas
The Club at Sonterra has embarked on a lessons program to improve interest in the
game. The golf course maintenance crew did a great job of rough shaping this
lessons tee at the end of their driving range, then sand capped it with material leftover
from a recent greens renovation project. We were then called in to laser grade the tee
and clean the area in preparation for grass. We hope this new tee will help to bring
new interest into the sport as well as improve the game for it's current members.
Amarillo Country Club
Architect: Weibring-Wolfard Golf Design.
A complete renovation of this golf course was performed by Medalist Golf
Construction, Inc. who retained the services of Greensmith to laser grade the tees in
order to insure that the teeing surfaces are as spectacular as the rest of the golf
course features. This was our first venture with Medalist Golf, and after seeing their
dedication to quality, we are certainly hoping for many more projects together as we
both share the commitment to surpass the expectations of our clients.
Even though we were only hired to grade tee tops and one pass around the edge, as
a shaper for over 25 years, Greg finds it difficult to resist working the slopes all the
way down in order to insure good tie-ins.
Southern Hills Country Club. Tulsa, OK.
Architect; Keith Foster
Our second tee project with Mr. Foster, and Medalist Golf Construction, Inc. This
spectacular golf course is already ranked in the top 30 in the world, and thanks to the
team efforts of Mr. Foster, Medalist Golf, and Greensmith, all committed to exceeding
expectations with a passion for providing top notch facilities, we look for this course to
climb higher in the rankings.
Greens at Marion, Marion, Arkansas
Renovation of 6 fairways (not including tees and greens) for an
incredible low price, by doing one fairway at a time...
Club At Cimarron, Mission, Texas
Renovation of practice area including; larger cart parking
area, larger laser graded teeing surface, new target greens
with simulated sand traps, and larger chipping green with
Crown Colony Country Club, Lufkin, Texas
Remove retaining walls from several tees creating
maintainable slopes. Laser level several tees throughout the course.
Lower and expand practice tee, use exta dirt to fill in rocky ditches
adjacent to Fairway #1, shape the area with a Rubber Tire Loader, install
three catch basins to replace the rock ditches. Laser level the practice
River Place Country Club, Austin, Texas
Broke the drought. Laser leveled various tees through 13 inches of rain
in one week. The Superintendent seemed shocked when he exclaimed
“you didn’t even make a mess”!
Riverhills Country Club, Corpus Christi, Texas
Removed top inch of sod and spread an inch of sand. Deep tilled and
resurfaced 19 greens. Resolved drainage issues and softened severe
greens. Prepared greens for others to sprig. All work completed in seven
Rio Verde Country Club
Architect: Tom Lehman
Re-shape, finish and laser-level nine sets of tees. In 30 days.
Champion Links, Shreveport, Louisiana
Design/build practice area around two existing greens and level practice
tee (in eight days).
Colony Creek Country Club, Victoria, Texas
Deep till and resurface 19 greens. Resolve some drainage problems
and "soften" severe greens. Prepare for others to sprig. In 12 days.
Colonial Country Club, Fort Worth, Texas
Architect - Keith Foster
Reshaped #8 tee complex, and laser leveled tee tops. Classic course is
the second-ranked layout in Texas.
Cape Royale Golf Course, Coldspring, Texas
Designed and built tournament style #18 green with spectator mounds
and a beautiful view from the clubhouse balcony. In 4 days.
Ennis Country Club, Ennis, Texas
One of two shapers. Built three new fairways to re-route a section of the
course in order to add more fairway lots.
The Links at Land's End, Emory, Texas
Architect: George Williams
9 hole expansion. One of two shapers on the job. Staked, shaped and
top-soiled nine greens in ten days. Coached the contractor through his
first golf course.
Sharpstown Park Golf Course,Houston, Texas
Architect: Ken Dye
Cut and prepare for sod, 30,000 feet of swales and V-ditches, some as
flat as .10 percent.
Uvalde Memorial Park Golf Course, Uvalde, Texas
Architect: Jep Wille
9 hole expansion. The only shaper on the job. Did the "minimal"
clearing. Worked closely with the dirt contractor to expedite the rough
shaping. Coached the contractor through his (2nd in 10 years) golf
course. Helped with surveying. Worked closely with archaeologists on
The Hills of Lakeway, Austin, Texas
Architect: Jack Nicklaus
18 hole remodel. The only shaper on the job. Replace top four inches of
mix on all greens, rebuild all bunkers, expand and reshape several
tees. Helped with surveying. Helped coordinate the project, including
giving direction to the labor crew.
Preston Trail Golf Course, Dallas, Texas
Architect: Greg Smith
1 hole remodel. In four days, turned a trickle of water across the
approach into a small pond that was more visible and more in play.
Royal Oaks Country Club, Dallas, Texas
Architect: Maury Miller, Golf Resources
3 hole remodel. Used a track loader to carve a landing area before a
creek leading to the approach area. Built new tees and improved
Laguna National, Singapore
Architect: Dye Design
18 hole "adjustments". The only shaper/operator on the job.
Immediately prior to opening the course was determined "unplayable", I
did all the equipment work needed to make it more "welcoming", in just
The Bayou Club, Largo, Florida
Architect: Tom Fazio
9 hole remodel. One of three shapers on the job. Rough shaped 9
fairways with a D8 on a rush job.