Evaluation and Planning

The company provides a wide range of services that covers all aspects of advice for  new golf course developments , existing course renovation or improvements, planning applications, master planning and expert witness consultation.


Our services include :-


For new courses


Site evaluation:


    • initial assessment  to review  and comment upon proposals
    • feasibility studies ( if required) assessing viability, costs   market etc.
    • undertake detailed land survey using GPS technology




    • meeting with planning authorities, instructing and overseeing  other   consultants  ( e.g. Highways, Environmental , Ecology, Agricultural, Hydrological  consultants etc
    • preparing planning application and responding to conditions




EValuation and Planning 1



Master planning:



    • we are often asked to advise and prepare golf course  layout plans for housing / hotel developments.
    • These are usually large scale developments where close liaison is required between all consultants to realise the greatest advantage from a site.


EValuation and Planning 2


For existing courses:

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      • Overall review of course to assess its playing characteristics
      • A detailed study and report  of the course and hole by hole assessment
      • Recommendations for improvement
      • Prepare planning applications if required
      • Cost analysis
      • Programming of works




Expert witness – Simon Gidman has acted as an expert witness on a variety of golf     related subjects from safety issues on golf courses to analysis of specification and other planning related issues.