When you make an initial, no-obligation telephone call to Jonathan Gaunt and you will immediately understand why so many developers choose Gaunt Golf Design. Straight talking and knowledgeable with considerable experience of this specialist area, Jonathan will reassure you and be able to set up a team for:

  • Masterplanning
  • The securing of land ownership where necessary
  • Water sourcing and supply
  • Development consent / planning permission
  • Advice on funding the development
  • Physical site assessments
  • Budget cost estimations

A golf course designed by Gaunt Golf Design will be inspired in part by the existing topography and natural surroundings. Jonathan’s golf courses are designed with the landscape in mind.

Our company philosophy on golf course design is simple – creating golf courses that are designed to make the golfer think – which are strategically conceived, challenging to play and visually attractive – for the enjoyment of all who play them.

Bold designs that respect tradition

Each design is bold, yet respects tradition, drawing inspiration from some of the greatest golf courses of the early 20th century – designed by the best British golf course architects of the “Golden Age”. Because of the wide variety of projects we have worked on, we have learnt to be very adaptable and flexible in our approach to the design of every new golf course.

Individual, hand-drawn designs form the initial masterplan based upon the findings of the preliminary research. This provides stimulus for the development team and sets out options for the golf course design.

Following client consultation, these designs are then honed to create a final working masterplan, in CAD format, for submission as a planning application for development permits.

The design process does not end with the handover of drawings. A golf course has to grow into its design.  Gaunt Golf Design builds a specialist team for each individual project and has a long, successful track record in project management.  We prepare contracts, tender documents and bills of quantities, which form the basis of negotiations with specialist contractors and shapers.

Using local skills where possible

If local skills and expertise are available, we prefer to use them. If not, we will bring them in.

As author of the course design, Jonathan Gaunt will make regular site inspections throughout the construction period, producing detailed site reports and signing off work as it is completed.

Construction related duties:

  • Preparation of specifications for all aspects of construction
  • Preparation of contract/tender documentation including bills of quantities
  • Advising clients on the choice of contractor/supply of project manager
  • sing with clients regarding appointment of course superintendent
  • Advice on the appointment of specialist shapers
  • Site inspection visits by the golf course architect throughout construction phase
  • Certification and approval of work undertaken and valuations provided by contractors
  • On-site design sketches
    Detailed written site reports
  • Course extensions