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Golf Course Design and Renovation
•     Consultation, Planning and Preliminary Design
•     Design Development
•     Construction Documents, Working Drawings and Specifications

Site Analysis
•     Review of Topography Maps and Aerial Photographs of Site
•     Preliminary Site Visits
•     Preliminary Routing

Master Planning
•     Site Visit to Review Existing Project
•     Preparation of Suggested Capital Improvements
•     Presentation of Master Plan to Membership

Construction Consultation
•     Preparation of Construction Bid Documents
•     Analysis of Bids
•     Recommendations of Dye Approve Contractors
•     Field Consultations

Irrigation Consulting
•     Preliminary Irrigation Design
•     Specification Design
•     Approval of Irrigation Materials
•     Field Consultations

•     Presentation of General Landscape Plan for Overall Site divided into Golf Course Interior and Golf Course Exterior
•     Recommendation for Retention of Existing Plants and Trees
•     Recommendation of Plant Materials

Maintenance Consultation
•     Supervision of Grow-In on New or Renovated Course
•     Recommendation of Chemical Treatments
•     Recommendation of Mowing Heights

Club Management
•     Evaluation of course, clubhouse and maintenance facility
•     Start-Up Plan
•     Job Description Reviews and Training of Staff
•     Establishment of Cash Control Systems and Reporting System


Course Design

Phase I – Consultation, Planning and Preliminary Design Phase

Preliminary site visits by Dye Designs personnel, followed by consulting with and presenting ideas to designated client representatives, and other involved groups and individuals.  Coordination with the client, land planners and/or consultants regarding the harmonious planning of the new golf course, as it relates to the total planned community.

Preparation of a preliminary routing plan drawing incorporating features of the site and surrounding environment.  This plan is intended to serve as the guideline for future development of the golf course.

Site visits, as needed, and consultation to develop a design implementation plan based on recommendations of Phase I, to include construction phasing plan, to prioritize development and cost projections.

Phase II – Design Development Phase

Development of a preliminary grading plan, staking plan, clearing plan, and basic drainage plan.  The end product of this phase will be documents that provide detailed information sufficient to complete rough grading.

Phase III – Construction Documents, Working Drawings and Specifications Phase

Preparation of construction documents and working drawings, including preparation of all plans, specifications, and drawings (“Plan Documents”) that are necessary to construct the Golf Course.

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Site Analysis

Prior to preparing a golf course design, or if a client just wants to know the potential for putting a golf course on a specific site, Dye Designs will do a site analysis.

Dye will first request aerial photos and, more importantly, topography maps of the land on which the proposed golf course will be placed.  This enables Dye to determine the amount of earth that will need to me moved, added or removed to create an acceptable golf course design.  These photos and maps will also show the severity of the terrain and the boundaries of the golf course property.

Next, Dye will personally visit the site to see what type of soil is on the site and what existing topography and plants could be incorporated into the design of the golf course.

Finally, Dye prepares an initial routing of a golf course.

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Master Plans

With a simple aerial photo and/or topography map, Dye Designs can begin the process of site inventory for a master plan.  Performing an inventory entails gathering as much information about the proposed site as possible.  Site photos, topography maps, boundaries and limitations, and any other vital property information are all aspects of the inventory.

The next step in creating a master plan is a site analysis. This is the process of evaluating site inventory, studying efficient uses of land, drainage patterns, interior and exterior views, environmental habitat and prevailing winds.  Dye Designs will visit and walk the golf course, noting what changes are necessary to bring the course up to the standard desired by the membership.  From this visit, Dye Designs prepares a report with suggested capital improvements to the course, ranging from the redesign of some holes or features on the golf course, to improved maintenance practices and maintenance equipment, along with projected costs.

After the report has been reviewed by the Board of Directory, Dye Designs is available to present its report to the membership and answer any questions the have about the suggested improvements. Construction Consultation

Dye Designs will consult with its client in preparing for the construction of the golf course and render certain consulting services during the performance of the construction work on the golf course to assure that the golf course is constructed in accordance with the plan documents prepared by Dye Designs.

•     Dye makes recommendations to the client of construction companies to bid on building the golf course.  Dye supports the contractors certified by the Golf Course Builders Association on America (GCBAA).

•     Dye prepares and sends out bid documents (full set of plans and Specification Book) to the contractors the Client has selected to bid on the construction.

•     Dye works with the client in analyzing the bids received from contractors.

Dye Designs continues to consult with the client regarding the work of any contractor performing any of the construction work.  Throughout the progress of the construction work, Dye will visit the site in order to monitor adherence to the plan documents, to consult with Client, to coordinate liaison between the design of the golf course and the performance of the construction work, and to assure that Dye Design’s design concepts are implemented during the construction work.

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Irrigation Consulting Services consist of preliminary irrigation design, specification design, approval of materials and field consultations.

It is Dye Design’s intention for the irrigation design to coincide with both the short-term and long-term goals of grass selection and to provide the highest quality irrigation system in the golf industry.  The system design, once completed, will provide the versatility necessary to achieve the best possible installed irrigation system.

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Landscape Design Consulting Services consist of a general landscape plan for the overall site, divided into two separate areas, the golf course interior and the golf course exterior.  The plan incorporates re-vegetation of the site, with the selection of plant materials that enhance the shaping and strategy of the golf course interior and with special attention given to safety and the environment.  Externally, the landscape plan addresses areas including the entry feature, roadways, clubhouse, and other on-site amenities.

Landscape Design services are available under a contract separate from the Agreement for Design Services.

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Maintenance Consultation

Commencing with the grassing of the golf course and for a period thereafter, Dye Designs is available to advise and serve as a consultant to the client concerning grow-in, maintenance and upkeep of the golf course.  Such consultation will cover personnel and equipment requirements, as well as equipment maintenance procedures.

Maintenance Consultation services are available under a contract separate from the Agreement for Design Services.

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Club Management

Dye Golf Club Management provides the following services.

•     Golf Course Evaluation
•     Clubhouse Evaluation
•     Maintenance Facility Evaluation
•     Competitive Market Evaluation
•     Fee Analysis

Start-Up Plan
•     Annual Business Plan
•     Five Year Capitalization Plan
•     Operating Budget
•     Capital Improvement Budget
•     Marketing and Merchandising Plan

Staff Assignments
•     Training of Clubhouse Staff
•     Training of Golf Course Maintenance Team
•     Establishment of Cash Control Systems
•     Job Descriptions and Reviews with Employees

Development of Customized Reporting System
•     Daily Reports by Department
•     Weekly Financial Reports
•     Monthly Total Property Summary

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