We believe Golf should:
Offer Width and Options;
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.
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
The Preserve at Oak Meadows
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
RICH HARVEST LINKS
Sugar Grove, Illinois
9 Hole and Practice amenity expansion to an existing self built golf course creating a beautiful and extremely challenging tournament caliber private club to achieve the Owner's goals.
GOLF DIGEST 5TH BEST PRIVATE
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
SETTERS HILL GOLF COURSE
Setters Hill was entirely reimagined to provide better conditions, more playability, and wider golfer participation. A full practice area, a Junior Course and two holes re-routed to accommodate project goals.
GLEN ERIN GOLF CLUB
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.
WHITETAIL RIDGE GOLF CLUB
An 18-hole golf course as part of a residential golf course community providing necessary stormwater management, open space and water quality requirements.
MILLWOOD GOLF & RACQUET CLUB
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.
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 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.
PARK RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
Park Ridge, Illinois
Renovation of bunkers, fairway alignments, selected drainage and selected tees.
PHILLIPS PARK GOLF COURSE
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
Systematic improvements to bunkers, drainage, practice and a full tee rehabilitation.
RIDGE COUNTRY CLUB
Renovation of bunkers, fairway alignments, and selected drainage.
COYOTE RUN GOLF COURSE
Full redevelopment of existing 27 hole facility to accommodate practice, 3 hole junior course, and significant stormwater management requirements.
AURORA COUNTRY CLUB
Renovation of bunkers and selected tees.
ARROWHEAD GOLF COURSE
27- Hole Renovation including bunkers, fairway alignments, selected tees, drainage and paths.
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
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.