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In recent years, we've seen an increase in clients inquiring about short game facilities, practice ranges, and short courses.  In fact, we've designed no less than seven short game facilities in the past few years in our office alone with more currently on the drawing board.  We've developed a niche for assisting clients with the creation of such facilities for a wide range of clients ranging from private clubs to municipalities to PGA Tour stops to numerous universities for their Division I golf teams.  

It's no surprise really.  As a child, our Principal (Nathan Crace, ASGCA Assoc.) grew up in a small town where there was no golf course and no one in his family played the game.  His answer?  At age 10, he built a short course on his parents' property in Indiana and spent hours every day after school working on his short game--limited only by his imagination.  Later in life, Nathan got his start in the golf industry as a club professional and excelled in teaching the short game to golfers of all skill levels.  Can your golf course architect say that?  Nathan excels in helping your course's players/members with their short game and your bottom line.  Not because of his work in teaching the short game, but because of his work aiding clients in the health of their facilities through the creative design of short game practice facilities!

In recent years, several of our clients have realized that they need to make investments in their facilities to retain existing customers and members as well as to attract new ones.  They may not be willing to renovate an entire golf course, but they want to do something.  And with constraints on a golfer's time more demanding that ever before, we are helping clients create short game areas and short courses to maximize the full potential of our clients' facilities.  You may not have five hours to play golf three times a week anymore, but you do have 60 or 90 minutes to work on your short game...or play three holes.  How about teaching your children the game?  Or showing a friend the ropes who's always wanted to learn how to play the game?  This, in part, is what's driving our clients to call us for help with realizing their full potential.

:: Golf Course Architecture Magazine recently featured Nathan's new short game complex design at Bayou DeSiard CC in Monroe, Louisiana. Read the story here:  http://www.golfcoursearchitecture.net/Article/Nathan-Crace-introduces-new-short-game-practice-facility-at-Bayou-DeSiard-CC/3476/Default.aspx#.VdT7dfaFPDe

:: Nathan completed an interview with BackSpin Magazine about his extensive work with short game design and how he wants to use that experience and expertise to help grow the game.  You can read that interview online here:  http://www.watermarkgolf.com/shortgame/shortgame_doctor_backspin_march_2014_REPRINT_PDF.pdf 

:: Here's a story on Nathan's short course design at Tupelo CC in an issue of Golf, Inc. magazine:

As other stories about Nathan's work with short game facilities becomes available, we'll post the links here.

We've included some links below to demonstrate the results of our work and if you'd like to ask us some questions about you course and how we can help you, simply click on the link below to fill out the online request form or call us at 601-849-0461.

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Bayou DeSiard Country Club (new short game practice green complex):  View the project gallery here

Annandale Golf Club (site of the PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Classic):  View the project gallery here

Tupelo Country Club (new practice facility, short game facility, and short course):  View the project gallery here

Mississippi State University (new team practice facility with short game facility):  View the project gallery here

The University of Southern Mississippi (new team short game facility):  View the project gallery here

University of Mississippi (new team practice facility, including short game facility): 
     Driving Range & Long Game Facility: View the project gallery for the practice facility here

     Short Game Facility: View the project gallery for the short game facility here

Private Residence (new short game green complex for a private client at his home):  Photos available soon

Cypress Lakes GC (new practice putting and chipping green):  View the project gallery here

Additional links will be posted as projects are completed and time permits.

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