Both basic and complex questions addressed to begin process, help ensure success

The economic challenges of recent years has put an even greater emphasis on making the best use of real estate, including golf courses. The American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) is offering “The Golf Course Remodeling Process – Questions & Answers,” a free, illustrated brochure available to anyone interested in the planning process.

This is a complete guide to asking the proper questions for a successful remodeling project, from the most basic – Why remodel? – to the complex – How can a project be funded? A “Remodeling Checklist” and resources to use during the remodeling process are also included. “The Golf Course Remodeling Process” is an excellent resource during the planning stages of a course redesign because it includes a complete explanation of the process for a club or course planning committee.

“Golf course remodeling brings both art and science together,” said ASGCA President Rick Phelps. “Each course is a unique, living entity. A remodeling project starts out on the right foot when the correct questions are being asked and answered. This brochure provides the basis for success and sets the groundwork for a finished product that will serve the community for years to come.”

In addition to the brochure, ASGCA offers the internationally recognized Remodeling University, an education program providing superintendents, managers, owners and green committees with detailed information on golf course remodeling. Since its creation, more than 2,000 people have taken part in the Remodeling University program. For more information on Remodeling University or to schedule a symposium, call ASGCA at (262) 786-5960.

“The Golf Course Remodeling Process – Questions & Answers” brochure can be downloaded at the Publications section of, or contact the American Society of Golf Course Architects at (262) 786-5960 or