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Laying the ground for golf

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on December 3, 2016 at 3:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Golf architecture has its own philosophy that reflects in the design

Nearly all popular sports have standardised playing fields. Not so with golf. Except for the size of the hole into which the ball must eventually enter, there is no level playing field when it comes to any other aspect of the course. From three-hole courses in 5-7 acre land to 18-hole championship golf courses that span over 125 acres, nearly every golf course is unique and distinctive. Not just that; each and e...

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Small is the new big thing!!!

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on October 7, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Small is big, don’t we hear about it most of the time, especially in the last few years. This simply means that things are becoming smaller, shorter, compact and what not; from electrical goods to our daily usable items, something or the other is changing every day, new feel, new technology. Probably it’s a good sign, it shows that we are evolving for better times with a much faster pace. In a time when everything is changing, how can we forget Golf. Golf has a history of being as...

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Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on February 24, 2016 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Corporate Golf is a term coined for the group of people from corporate world playing Golf on regular basis, either for fun or for business. They keep the Golf courses busy across the Globe where ever Golf is appreciated. Corporate firms are large organizations with influential decision makers, professionals, high profile personnel and Golf has always been associated with being elite and sophisticated. This is what makes Corporates and Golf go hand in hand. It will be suffice to say that C...

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Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on February 11, 2016 at 5:40 AM Comments comments (0)


A golf course is an outdoor recreational facility designed for the game of golf. A standard golf course usually consists of 18 holes, with a tee and fairway. Some golf courses have nine holes and the course is played twice per round, while others may have 27 or 36 holes. Public and private golf courses often have different facilities available in addition to the actual golf course. For example, private golf courses usually have a golf club and restaurant or cafe...

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Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on November 9, 2015 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Whenever we think of Golf Courses, we think of lush green environment. Golf has been synonymous to the color green, however the trend is changing; we are now noticing a lot of Golf Courses traveling on the road to sustainability. In simple terms, the Golf Courses are now focusing more on managing the playable area only rather than trying to keep the entire course green. Keeping the Golf Course lush green is a great challenge and it definitely requires a lot of water, fertilizers and other rel...

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Golf Resort Design in India

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on March 16, 2015 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We’ve been working in India for over two decades now and it’s been an incredible experience right from the start. We’ve had some ups and some downs but on balance, it’s a fantastic place and we’re very lucky to be designing golf courses and resorts in India. Perhaps the best thing about our industry across the world is that people get excited about what we do and what we can achieve in terms of the end result. It’s easy to be interested in resort design whe...

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Finding a Job in Golf Course Design

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on July 30, 2014 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Quite often, we receive enquiries from budding golf course designers asking how to get into the industry. So I was thinking it might be good to get my definitive guide written down rather than rehashing it every time. The following list is not necessarily what the industry wants but when we’re looking for new talent, it’s certainly what we prioritise.


Here are my 5 top tips to put yourself in the best position possible.


1. Have experience in t...

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Pre-purchasing advice

Posted by ANTHONY ASQUITH on February 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I am always amazed and intrigued at the amount of products out there that come with big claims in terms of their huge benefits to turf and soils alike. There is a plethora of such products around, from biological to some that provide simple forms of plant nutrient but are marketed as a wonder product. In my many years of independent turf research looking at products and materials, I have looked at and measured the effects of such products on turf grass. A lot of these generic products have sh...

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Where is the Data?

Posted by ANTHONY ASQUITH on February 17, 2014 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

As everyone knows who are part of the turf game, certainly in terms of those dealing with sports surface preparation and maintenance, that there have been some concerns of recent times with the release of turf products that have caused extensive damage to the surfaces that have been treated. Some of this damage has been dramatic in spite of the applications following label recommendations. From my point of view this raises some obvious questions both from the manufacturers/distributor standpo...

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Master Plans of Improvements

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on December 28, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Why do a Master Plan of Improvements?


A golf course will change through natural and manmade forces. Over time playing features such as tees, bunkers, and greens deteriorate and become less acceptable in terms of playing conditions. Some features will actually become more expensive to maintain as extra ordinary measures have to be taken to approximate acceptable playing conditions. Sometimes, manmade changes are often made with a narrow perspective leaving a golf h...

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Message from Mr. Kelly Blake Moran on exciting time for Golf in India.

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on December 15, 2013 at 5:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Hello, my name is Kelly Blake Moran; I am the golf course architect with AV GOLF. I have played golf for over 45 years, and designed golf courses for over 29 years.

There has never been a more exciting time for golf in India. Developers in India have the wonderful opportunity to benefit from the lesson learned by the Western world upon the conclusion of their most recent golf boom. These lessons are:

1) It is critical to grow the game by developing shorter ...

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Reducing Maintenance Costs

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on October 8, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)


• Some golf courses use gang mowers on their fairways. You must keep the blades sharp, but the unit is less expensive to buy and operate. You will need a lightweight mower to fine tune your mowing patterns on fairway perimeters and at greens and bunkers.


• Adjust your mowing schedules to avoid golfers as much as possible. Your time is much more efficient when there are fewer players interrupting your work.


• Use plant...

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Architects need to be face-to-face with nature - By Mr. Kelly Blake Moran

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on October 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)


The process that leads to the creation of a golf course is shaped by culture. Creating a golf course entails engineering (computer technology), making (construction), packaging and marketing (mass appeal), comparing and rating (mass media) and the people (fame and notoriety).


This is what it takes today to be a designer -- not just to envision but to create something that will resonate with various audiences - whether golfers, fellow architects or even the med...

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Golf Course Feasibility Study / Report

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on September 2, 2013 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Before the initiation of a golf project, prior understanding of the potential financial and commercial viability of the proposed facility ensures an opportunity for greater success.

The Feasibility Study, Analysis & Report have become a critical component in developing a new golf facility, helping the client to better assess the proposed product offering and to identify potential opportunities, hurdles and rewards in the development process. Basically, a credible and imp...

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How much does it cost to build a Golf Course in India?

Posted by AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL on September 2, 2013 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The type of soil, how much soil must be moved, the method of constructing the greens, any major drainage required, the type of irrigation system, costs involved in meeting regulatory requirements, who does the construction and other factors all influence the total cost of constructing a Golf Course.

A standard Golf Course can be built in between Rs. 10-20 lacs per acre, it does not include any civil building works. An international standard championship Course with a signatu...

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