At Gaunt Golf Design we’ve been working on numerous course extensions since the late 1980’s in Europe and USA. Some projects happened due to a desire (of the club) to provide a wider range of facilities, others to accommodate changes to the course as a result of major infrastructure projects (High Speed 2, Environment Agency, Highways Agency and now, more so, residential and commercial developments).
These projects are often more complicated than the design of a new course, because the boundaries are often not extended to accommodate the changes, which involves a re-arrangement or re-alignment of existing holes to create the final solution.
Added to this, is the need to get the Club Committee and Members “on-board”. We invariably undertake presentations to illustrate our proposals and this often involves 3D video fly-throughs and photo-visualisations to help explain the concept.