golf resort

By: Ekistics Planning & Design  09-12-2011
Keywords: Landscape Design, Environmental Planning, Resort Planning

Golf & Resort Planning

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Resort Planning requires an understanding of consumer demands in the leisure marketplace and how a particular resort can position itself to serve the desired market. These demands are then translated into a physical master plan for resort facilities which can include hotels, second home developments, multi-use resort communities, marinas, spas, golf courses, pools, etc. Our designers often work with local market specialists and owners to determine the appropriate mix of uses for the resort. This mix is then translated into a development program. Our environmental planning professionals then determine the capability of the land for the given use, how sensitive land can be preserved, and then how the remaining land can be maximized for development. From here, our designers will prepare the resort masterplan including plans, perspectives, cost estimates and phasing strategies. Resort master planning can include planning for new resort facilities, or resort renovations and expansions.

Our golf architecture services typically include new course design, golf course master plans for existing courses, renovation plans for existing courses. Golf course master plans are prepared for existing golf facilities to manage development changes over a 5 to 10 year period. The golf master plan makes recommendations for future design alterations, potential course expansion or consolidation, operational assessment, dues and fees analysis, competitive review, cost projections for implementation, phasing, marketing and growth opportunities, etc.

Sport Design

Sport design is a specialized branch of landscape design that focuses on strategic planning, event programming, group facilitation, schematic and finished design for outdoor sport facilities and events. Typical examples of sport facilities include golf courses, soccer fields, baseball fields, skateparks, trails, canoe courses, kite fields, tennis courts, off-road bike courses, pools, etc. Many of the sport design projects are event driven, so it is important to know the event requirements (media, staging, participants, spectators, etc.) prior to commencing the facility design. We also work with communities to determine the best legacy outcomes from sport event infrastructure. In many cases, we assist clients in regional sport facility feasibility and site assessment, including demand analysis and site evaluation. Ekistics Sport is committed to the highest quality sporting environments for both recreational and professional athletes.

Keywords: Environmental Planning, Landscape Design, Resort Planning

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environmental planning

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urban design

It combines the skills of urban planning, landscape architecture, architecture, civil and traffic engineering, real estate development and environmental design. The approach is broader than simply 'theming' an environment but speaks to ways of providing a sense of visual and tactile unity in the urban environment. Urban Design is a profession dedicated to shaping the physical setting of cities.


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Landscape Architecture is commonly defined as "a profession which applies artistic and scientific principles to the research, planning, design and management of both natural and built environments". Landscape architects work at a variety of scales from large-scale regional planning studies to park planning and residential design.