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Golf Course

Golf Course

Part of Project: Landscaping
Client Name: Indian Navy, Vasco, Goa
Start Date: 04-26-2007
End Date: 01-27-2008
Status: Completed


Golf Course design 

Although a specialty within Landscape Architecture, Golf Course Architecture is considered a separate field of study. A successful design in this field is as visually pleasing as it is playable. With golf being a form of outdoor recreation, the strong designer is an adept student of Natural Landscaping who understands the aesthetic cohesion of vegetation, water bodies, paths, grasses, stonework, and woodwork, among other elements.


The Naval Golf course has been established in Dabolim with the aim of promoting and providing golfing facilities to serving naval personnel. It is a nine-hole Golf Course which has recently added four new greens and an extended fairway. Owing to space constraints, a new boutique style of Championship Course has been designed, which is interesting and challenging within the existing space. Fairways have been laid out with strategic landscaping and multiple trees for varying play, with the major thrust on top-quality greens. The Putting greens have been designed and developed based on USGA specifications, with minor modifications to suit the prevalent climatic conditions. The root zone layer is primarily sand-based with an equal proportion of nutrients and one half of sweet earth. The greens are sand-based, practically all-weather playable, having Putting surfaces of international standards and speeds. They have 7-8 pin positions for varying play and spreading uniform wear and tear. The tees are developed to multiple tee boxes with the root zone, a seed bed mix and top layer with same quality turf as on the greens.