Enviro Links Design offer a 'one stop' golf course design and
vegetation/environment service tailored to suit specific course
construction and maintenance budgets, and target player markets.
Our preferred approach is thorough design resolution with
comprehensively detailed plans and specifications for overall design
and construction cost efficiency. Tight project control to fulfil
client objectives on time and on budget, yet yielding successful,
strategic and sustainable golfing solutions, is a feature of our
Our integrated golf course design service and related specialist services include:
- Golf Course Architecture including
- Master planning, detail design/documentation and costing of new championship course layouts;
- Course Master Plans for existing Club and Resort courses or integrating new developments
- Remodelling design to enhance existing course layouts, strategy and safety including greens, bunkering, mounding, tees, cart paths or vegetation;
- Designing new Pitch and Putt and upgraded practice facilities;
- Safety enhancement proposals and safety audits.
- Golf resort, eco-tourism and estate conceptual planning
- Costing and Feasibility Studies
- Course Assessments e.g. safety, routing,
circulation, environmental and other design needs and quality
evaluation to assist due diligence prior to course acquisition
purchase. Also review further value-added development
opportunities within the site if required.
- Water management and creative conservation design of wetlands, cascades, drainage remediation works, water storage lakes and water harvesting strategically integrated into the course layout
- Vegetation Management, Landscape Design and Environmental Planning
- Construction Supervision and Management
Gungahlin Lakes Country Club - 18 hole championship course, co-designed with Ted Parslow *
The firm's founder, Jamie Dawson, undertakes all of Enviro Links
Design's golf related design and supervision to ensure a quality
experienced service. His passion is creating superb golf courses or
golf holes, and seeing them constructed, then enjoyed.
Jamie's designs are based on diverse experiences gained from
projects, playing or inspecting a range of courses. His approach is
a flexible site specific design style that can be integrated into
wonderful parkland courses, such as Royal Canberra Golf Club (which
he has enjoyed for 30 years), to the design subtleties and drama of
links style courses.
Since 1986, Jamie has undertaken over 150 successful golf course
projects, including design of new championship courses, entire
Course Master Plans, course remodelling, practice facilities, safety
audits / solutions and vegetation works. This diverse experience
includes a range of clubs from some of Australia's premier Clubs to
private/public courses, including: The Australian, Royal Canberra,
Kingston Heath, Gungahlin Lakes, Federal, Oatlands, Cumberland,
Warringah, Yowani, Pambula-Merimbula, Horton Park and Coffs Harbour.
Warringah GC new 2nd green extending the hole to a challenging 410 metres
Jamie is adept at new course development from master planning and
feasibility studies through to detailed design / documentation /
supervision. His experience includes concepts for large integrated
golf resort/estate projects throughout Australia and Asia.
In general, Jamie's philosophy on golf course design includes:
- quality golf course design to attract players, purchasers and profile;
- blending risk and reward for thoughtful strategic play with challenge yet fairness to ensure enjoyment and interest for all levels of golfers;
- utilizing bunkering as strategic guides and visual highlights;
- flexible design that integrates the best aspects and the natural environment to maximise the unique character of each site;
- creating rolling mounding seamlessly blending with the natural landform;
- incorporating safety management solutions;
- integrating available water resources and drainage solutions to ensure good course condition, maintainability and maximum playing time;
- ensuring the course excites and satisfies to demand repeat play by members and return visits by guests;
- successfully siting any housing to offer excellent views with reasonable privacy and safety;
- aesthetically pleasing courses, including core clubhouse, resort and entry settings; and
- a realistic client focussed approach.
Jamie was Honorary Secretary/Treasurer of the Society of Australian
Golf Course Architects in 2002/2003.