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"Sensitively integrating a golf course into a natural environment, or creating a wonderful new setting positively contributing to golfing strategy, is vital to landscape design success."




















 Full member of

  • The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects
  • Australian Institute of Landscape Architects
  • Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand

Golf Course Landscape Enviro Links Design Pty Ltd


Enviro Links Design is a skilled professional service in golf course and associated resort / estate vegetation management, landscape design and sustainable ecological habitat creation / protection. Our integrated skills have been of benefit to both new developments and to rectify problems at established golf links.

Jamie Dawson, the founder of Enviro Links Design, undertakes the lead role in all golf course landscape projects. This draws upon his landscape design experience, tree assessment, environment planning and Golf Course Architect skills. He has a special affinity and interest in the field as it was his well recognised leading edge approach to comprehensive Golf Course Vegetation Management and Planting Plans from the mid-eighties that was the genesis of his becoming a Golf Course Architect. Indeed many other Course Architects have recognised this skill, and engaged Jamie to ensure their long term course visions are better achieved by a positive landscape contribution.

Our designs follow an integrated design approach, where function, aesthetic appeal, long term golfing experiences and strategies, safety and implications for turf management are some of the factors considered before siting and selecting grasses, shrub and tree species. These are also equally relevant in pruning, tree surgery and removal strategies.

Gold Creek
Gold Creek Country Club - 21 holes of zonal diverse landscape character offering excellent vistas from the integrated Harcourt Hill estate *

Leading golf clubs from Kingston Heath in Victoria to Horton Park in Queensland, including eleven in NSW and the ACT, have benefited from this long term strategic guide to improve and manage their vegetation well into this century. They are able to implement the recommendations over time according to budget and manpower resources. The costs of this service are more than fully recovered in the benefits gained from a focussed comprehensive long-term vegetation management strategy.

Importantly the issues identified from the detailed established course analysis and solutions in a Vegetation Management Plan allows far more appropriate and considered decisions to be made in new course landscape designs.

Half a dozen articles on this website relate to course landscape, vegetation management, environmental and golf strategy relationships.

Our Golf Course landscape services include:

Golf course Vegetation Management and Planting plans:

  • Detailed Analysis Plan;
  • Tree Surgery/Removals Plan; and
  • Planting Plans with a comprehensive supplementary report provide guidance for the club to implement the works over 10+ years, even with changing personnel and management.

Golf course and resort / estate landscape design:

  • Planting plans, detailed specifications and works supervision from native to exotic and trees to wetland plantings
  • Clubhouse and resort gardens, cart path routing and feature landscapes
  • Rock cascades, waterfalls and water features
  • Golf resort master planning, visual impact assessment and environmental analysis

The Villa
The Villa Golf Course - landscape design of a new private course on the Gold Coast, Queensland, shortly after opening in 1992 *

  The Villa Plans
Extract : The Villa GC Landscape plans for a 9 fairway (18 holes) private course designed by Ted Parslow *


Kingston Heath
Kingston Heath GC Vegetation Management Plan (18 holes) - "putting the heath back into Kingston Heath" *
Southern Cross
Southern Cross Pitch & Putt - integrating course strategy, vegetation and sustainability
Southern Cross
Southern Cross Pitch & Putt - 18 holes of fun in less than 4 hectares
Horton Park
Horton Park GC (Maroochydore) Vegetation Management Plan (18 holes)
Yowani 1st
Yowani GC 1st and 10th tees enhancement to provide a quality course sense of arrival
Gold Creek Cascade
Gold Creek GC cascade - 450 m length between the 10th and 18th holes *
Gold Creek Flower Beds
Gold Creek GC resort style course including 1st tee/practice putting green shrub beds *
Coffs Harbour
Coffs Harbour GC Vegetation Management Plan (27 holes)
Oatlands Entry
Oatlands GC new landscaped clubhouse entry built on a prior tee

Last updated : 18 July 2005