Shaping + Finish Work

When we build a golf course feature, the idea is to make it appear as if it was never built at all. We take a craftsman-like approach, carefully molding all the course’s key features ourselves, ensuring that they both look right and play properly. It is this emphasis on the finer details that can elevate a golf course from being just simply “good” to something special.

These are some of our guiding principles:

  • Hands-On Craftsmanship – Whether it is big strokes with a bulldozer or small refinements with a shovel, we craft out all the course’s key features ourselves – greens, bunkers, approaches and more.

  • Dedication to Quality– In working directly with the land, we not only achieve our intended goals and vision, we are able to improve upon them as we intimately learn more about the character of the space. We work efficiently but also will not move on to the next task without being fully satisfied with the results of the one at hand.

  • Classical Understanding – We love and appreciate classic golf courses, from the links and heaths of the British Isles to the Golden Age classics of the USA and abroad.

Click on the images below to see more imagery from each project

The Saticoy Club - Somis, CA

The Saticoy Club - Somis, CA

Orinda Country Club - Orinda, CA

Orinda Country Club - Orinda, CA

Redlands Country Club - Redlands, CA

Redlands Country Club - Redlands, CA

Dismal River (Red) - Mullen, NE

Dismal River (Red) - Mullen, NE

Santa Ana Country Club - Santa Ana, CA

Santa Ana Country Club - Santa Ana, CA

Simapo Island - Haikou, China

Simapo Island - Haikou, China

Balsam Mountain Preserve - Sylva, NC

Balsam Mountain Preserve - Sylva, NC

Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins) - Hardelot, France

Golf d'Hardelot (Les Pins) - Hardelot, France

Schoolhouse Nine - Sperrvyille, VA

Schoolhouse Nine - Sperrvyille, VA

I would trust Brett with any project and know that the outcome would check all the boxes: function, playability, fun, challenge, beauty, and fit with surroundings. It is a real talent mentally to be able to develop solutions weighing all the factors and priorities, and then to be able to physically deliver on the building of such ideas is the really the full package.
— Josh Smith - Golf Course Superintendent, Orinda Country Club