We believe Golf should:

  • Offer Width and Options;

  • Engage golfers;

  • Be environmentally sensitive;

  • Consider the Course Maturation; &

  • Be economically sustainable.

We touch the land gently so golfers can appreciate these extraordinary landscapes. 

Golf is about golfers and the simple interaction of man and nature.

Our goal is to make that interaction remarkable.  

As stewards of the environment and caretakers of golf we are privileged to develop courses that will be recognized as classic tests of golf and an exceptional benefit to the community. Our success can be traced to a commitment to the client, the game of golf and our respect for the land.

 

We have projects that are award winning and have received critical acclaim. But, more importantly, our work is environmentally beneficial, economically successful and operationally efficient.

 

New Construction
 

We produce beautifully satisfying golf experiences.

 

Martin Design posseses the skill, leadership, talent and disposition to navigate the challenges of new course development. Regardless of the site ..... on expansive rolling prairies and scattered wetlands of central Wisconsin; through stands of hardwoods and on the rocky terrain of southwest Missouri; or municipal facilities in urban settings.....we have been successful at meeting the project goals and delivering golf course design solutions for public, private, resort or residential golf course communities

 

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The Preserve at Oak Meadows

Addison, Illinois

Full Renovation of an existing 27 hole golf course for the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. Significant flood control, water quality, habitat enhancement, access, stormwater management, wetland creation and native vegetation restoration goals met. 

  GOLF DIGEST GREEN STAR AWARD

  GOLF INC. RENOVATION OF THE YEAR

  GREEN ALLIANCE ENVIRONMENTAL INNOVATION

  ASGCA DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARD 

  ASLA MERIT AWARD

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RICH HARVEST LINKS

Sugar Grove, Illinois

Expansion to an 18- hole highly visual and extremely challenging tournament caliber private club to achieve the Owner's goals.

  GOLF DIGEST 5TH BEST PRIVATE

  SOLHEIM CUP

  PALMER CUP

  NCAA TOURNAMENT

  BIG TEN MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP

THE OAKS GOLF COURSE

Cottage Grove, Wisconsin

A new 18-hole daily fee golf course for the east Madison, Wisconsin market.  Built on a dairy farm, this uniquely routed golf course highlights the Koshkanong Creek with 5 par 5's and 5 par 3's. 

  GOLF DIGEST 5TH BEST NEW AFFORDALE

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GLEN ERIN GOLF CLUB

Janesville, Wisconsin

Development of an 18-hole golf course and practice facilities at the Rock County Airport. This sandy site allows for firm, fast conditions, no water features and fun, rolling greens. 

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WHITETAIL RIDGE GOLF CLUB

Yorkville, Illinois

An 18-hole golf course as part of a residential golf course community providing necessary stormwater management, open space and water quality requirements.  

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MILLWOOD GOLF & RACQUET CLUB

Springfield, Missouri

An 18-Hole golf course development as part of a 250 Ac. residential golf course community in the rocky Ozarks.  This project offered a distinguishable alternative to the high-priced alternative nearby.  Full land planning, golf course and landscape architecture was provided.

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WILDRIDGE AT MILL RUN

Eau Claire, Wisconsin

A new 18-hole golf course developed to augment and existing 18-hole executive course.  Designed as a longer, more challenging, fun, strategic course that rambles over the existing glacial drifts of north west Wisconsin.  Stunning views and dramatic elevation changes are abundant. 

Renovation
 

Renovation requires sensitivity to the existing golf course, its heritage, the operations and the golfer.

Our clientele is quick to recommend our ability to seamlessly integrate new improvements with the site conditions, provide detailed plans and execute the improvements within the budget and phasing guidelines. In each case, we have provided vision, experience and architectural excellence for our clients and golfers of all abilities.

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PARK RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Park Ridge, Illinois

Full Renovation 

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PHILLIPS PARK GOLF COURSE

Aurora, Illinois

Full Redevelopment of this beloved 80 year-old course.  Project included updating irrigation, drainage, routing adjustments, full USGA specifications.  Added full practice facilities and a 3 hole junior course. 

RIVER FOREST COUNTRY CLUB

Elmhurst, Illinois

Full Renovation

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RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB

Chicago, Illinois

Full Renovation

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COYOTE RUN GOLF COURSE

Flossmoor, Illinois

Full redevelopment of existing 27 hole facility to accommodate practice, 3 hole junior course, and significant stormwater management requirements. 

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AURORA COUNTRY CLUB

Aurora, Illinois

Renovation

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ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE

Wheaton, Illinois

27- Hole Renovation

Environmental Benefit / Leadership
 

We take an environmentally sensitive approach in all of our work. We seek to find positive relationships and operational benefit to environmentally sustainable solutions.

We appreciate nuance and subtlety and admire grandeur and majesty. We see golf course architecture as an opportunity to establish an exceptional interaction between man and the natural environment while solving cultural, environmental or engineering requirements.  

 

Martin Design embraces principles that allow us to preserve, restore and improve the natural environment while providing our clientele with highly functional, economically successful and environmentally sustainable golf courses. If our work can mitigate, or even improve the local ecology, the result is better… for everyone

 

 

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Practice & Alternative
 

Thoughtful development of these facilities promotes engaging experiences and purposeful practice, learning and play.

Martin Design has developed a wide range of practice facilities, alternative or "executive" golf experiences and learning facilities for public and private clubs. Creating these unique facilities allows greater access and better performance, deepening the golf experience.

 

 

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