AV GOLF core team includes highly evolved passionate professionals expert in their fields who believe in offering most viable yet highly sustainable solutions in Golf Course Design & Development. The vast pool of experience and the dynamism of AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL makes any difficult assignment a beautiful reality.
Arvind K Vaishnava - Chairman
four decades of administrative experience in Indian Army and Border Security
Force, Mr. Vaishnava is a visionary.
A Golf enthusiast, who gained a very diverse Golf Management Experience while serving in different parts of the country.
His vision is to make GOLF ACCESSIBLE at the grass root level by developing various Golf learning facilities throughout the country.
He truly believes that Golf Adds Value in all respects.
Founder & CEO | GOLF COURSE ARCHITECT
MBA - Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode
Aashish’s experience includes Golf Course & Driving Range design & development management, Golf Course operations and maintenance thus making him perhaps the youngest Golf Development Consultant in the country who works with various real estate developers in building commercially viable golf properties.
He has been involved in the development of Cambay Golf Course in Gandhinagar (Gujarat), Mohali Hills Golf Course for Emaar MGF, Mohali (Punjab), Cambay Golf Resort, Jaipur (Rajasthan), Cambay Golf Academy, Neemrana (Rajasthan), M3M Golf Estate (Gurgaon), The Ranches Driving Range by Pushpam Group (Bangalore) and a few more in the list.
He is currently heading the Golf Business Unit for Orris Infrastructures Pvt. Ltd. which is one of the fast emerging Indian Real Estate Group in the country. At Orris, Aashish is developing a 12 Holes Executive Golf Course in Yamuna Expressway (Greater Noida) called the Greenbay Golf Village, a 100 Acres gated township. Orris Group also plans to develop an 18 Holes Championship golf course soon and for which Aashish has been chosen to do the commercial viability analysis and golf business consulting, after which the golf course development work would be carried forward under his leadership.
Apart from this, AV GOLF is shortlisted to design and develop an 18 Hole Championship Links Golf Course near Jaipur for KDI Group based out of New Delhi and his team is also working on a 9 hole golf course in Nagpur for N KUMAR Group. The design and development contract has also been awarded to AV GOLF by Logix Group and Amrapali Group for their upcoming projects in Noida and Greater Noida region.
Aashish’s passion doesn’t stop at Golf Course Development, he has a vision to make golf accessible for people and he strongly believes that more golf learning facilities should be developed in India to grow the game. From time to time Aashish initiates activities which help to promote golf and try to make people get hooked on to golf.
Aashish has also brought a very interesting concept into India called MINI GOLF, a most popular form of Golf entertainment for people of all ages worldwide and a good revenue source for Malls, Hotels, Resorts, Amusement parks etc.
Mini Golf is the miniature version of Golf game which is played on a very compact Golf Course (Mini Golf Course), just using a putter and a Golf ball. Aashish had successfully launched two Mini Golf Courses in Gurgaon and Mumbai. He has got very encouraging response and he is planning to setup similar mini golf in the coming times.
His vision is to make golf fun for people and he feels that mini golf is the best way for people to start at golf. The best part is, it doesn’t take too much time to play and it’s the most entertaining and affordable option to play golf. Time is not far when you will have a Mini Golf Course in your backyard or on the roof top.
Kelly Blake Moran - Golf Course Architect (USA)
Kelly Blake Moran started playing golf at age 8. He played competitively through high school, and made the Freshman team at University of Texas. Kelly received his degree in Landscape Architecture from Texas A&M University in 1984 and is a registered Landscape Architect.
Kelly Blake Moran began his solo career in 1995 after 11 years with von Hagge Design Associates, Inc., an international golf design firm where he was a partner. Kelly has been designing golf courses for over 28 years resulting in 23 new courses and 15 renovations in 7 countries. His modus operandi is based upon Kelly’s iron-clad conviction that hands-on experience with the land is the only way to develop rich and meaningful design solutions for course routing, strategy, infrastructure, maintenance, and aesthetics. This land-based approach ensures the course will be challenging, interesting, and memorable to play.
Mr. Kelly Blake Moran and Mr. Aashish Vaishnava have collaborated for several years and are actively designing golf courses in India. This collaboration has allowed them to be involved in a project from beginning to end. Kelly and Aashish desire to be at the center of all aspects of the design, construction, grow-in, and operation of a golf course – all critical stages to the development. This willingness continues to make them highly sought after by clients who wish to have their course reflect the charms and nuances inherent to their site.
Mr. Michael Stark - Golf & Landscape Architect (Vietnam)
Michael Stark is highly qualified in all aspects of Golf Course Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Master Planning, Project Management and Construction Management. Michael excels in all types of design & construction in a wide variety of climates. His specialty is master planning & site development with an emphasis on detailing and layout, grading, drainage, and plants. Michael has a thorough knowledge of construction, wetland design, storm water control, and cost estimating/project budgeting. Michael has complete project management experience working on large-scale developments & infrastructure projects.
His design/build skill gives him great experience in knowing what does & does not work in the field. Michael has worked in twelve foreign countries. He has thorough knowledge of plant species, grasses, construction materials & techniques. Michael’s Golf course construction work is unsurpassed. He has worked on over thirty golf course projects in his career. He has extensive equipment operation in shaping greens, tees and bunkers. Michael is able to provide project and construction management services as well.
Anthony Asquith - Agronomist (UK)
With almost two decades of experience in the Golf industry as Agronomist / Turf Consultant, Anthony adds value to the Turf Management & Agronomy expertise of AV GOLF INTERNATIONAL. A certified Turf Professional from Askham Bryan College (York, UK) who has been very pro active in carrying out various turf researches and providing agronomy consulting to wide range of different Golf Courses in different climate zones covering both cool and warm season turf which involves Water Management, soil analysis, Best Management Practices, Integrated Pest Management, Maintenance Programs to make sure the grass is always green & healthy. Additionally, he determines proper grass selections and establishment programs - both short and long term, while offering design assistance for maintenance and agronomy factors, staff agronomy training and conditioning standards consistent with product expectations. The information he has gathered during his research has been an invaluable tool enabling us to create quality surfaces without wasting money on unnecessary products and the latest trends.
From early stages of Golf Course development to Tournament conditioning, Anthony is there to offer agronomy expertise to our clients.
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