Elite Golf Course Design, Construction & Agronomic Services

Outsourcing: Martin Galvin (Ireland) & Co.

Construction Management

  • Full time Project Management and Supervision
  • Budgeting & Quality Control Monitoring
  • Liaise & coordinate with Client, Contractor & Greens Superintendent
  • Full Technical Specifications
  • Detailed Construction Schedules
  • Site, Tree or vegetation Clearance
  • Laboratory instruction & Coordination

Turf Management & Establishment

  • Course Maintenance Management and Supervision
  • Detailed Maintenance Programming & Budgeting
  • Detailed Irrigation Maintenance Programs
  • Agronomical Inspection and Remedial Programming
  • Laboratory Analysis
  • Turf Pest & Disease Management, Including Parasitic Nematode Control
  • Turf Establishment – Seeding, Turfing & Sprigging through to International Tournament Preparation in Football & Golf.

Feasibility Studies & Landscape Analysis

  • Initial Site Analysis
  • Land use study and preliminary Routing
  • Initial Costing for Construction & Maintenance
  • Slope Assessment
  • Climate Analysis
  • Vegetation Analysis
  • Soil Analysis

Golf Course Design

  • Conceptual Design
  • Master planning
  • Permitting Plans
  • Coordination with Civil & Landscape Architectural Practices.
  • Layout & Staking Plans
  • Clearance Plans
  • Cut & Fill Plans
  • Detailed design and Grading Plans
  • Drainage Plans
  • Irrigation design, coverage & technical specifications
  • Green Detail Design
  • Bunker Design
  • As-built survey collation

Martin Galvin Introduction

I have a career spanning more than twenty- five years. I studied Sports Turf Management in the Institute of Technology Tralee Ireland and in Plumpton College, United Kingdom, Sports Turf Nutrition in Memphis, Texas USA, Salt Affected Turfgrass Sites in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. I have been very fortunate to have worked with many of the World’s finest Golf Course Architects and industry professionals. This has allowed me to develop and demonstrate my skills in both the public and private sectors at some of the World’s great golf courses and turf grass facilities in Ireland, UK, Europe, and the United States. These golf courses included a very wide range of soil types, in-geographically and climatically challenging conditions. Many of the courses I have managed are at extremely environmentally sensitive site locations and have hosted European PGA Tour events. One such course being the Old Head Golf Links, where I spent eight years at one of the most environmentally sensitive and protected sites in Europe, where both flora and fauna flourished and thrived under my management and this legacy continues today, at this site.”

“I am an exceptional leader with strong influencing, collaboration, delegation and communication skills resulting in a proactive, enthusiastic and fully trained team who are motivated to deliver excellent results on a continual basis in line with organisational objectives. A change champion, with expert understanding of economic and market environment, an influential leader, highly organised, with a sense of urgency, and the ability to develop and nurture relationships from both internal, cross functional and external perspectives leading to the delivery of a range of strategic, complex and difficult end to end projects, both on time and within budget. Accurate, with rigorous attention to detail and capable of meeting aggressive timelines and schedules, possessing high levels of energy, commitment and vision, whilst at all times ensuring results are delivered while fully adhering to all organisational and regulatory requirements and procedures including the monitoring and management of risk in an appropriate manner while working in extremely environmentally sensitive sites.”

“As I have already mentioned I have worked in Old Head Golf Links, Co. Cork, Ireland and in some well renowned courses around the world including:

Fota Island Golf Club, Co. Cork, Ireland, Adare Manor Hotel & Golf Resort, Co. Limerick, Ireland

Old Head Golf Links, Co. Cork, Ireland, Ballybunion Golf Club, Co. Kerry, Ireland,

Thracian Cliffs Golf Resort, Black Sea Bulgaria, Prague City Golf Club, Czech Republic,

Minsk Golf Club, Minsk, Belarus, Ardfinn Estate, Isle of Jura, Scotland and

Doha Golf Club, Qatar

I have also worked with FIFA in World Cup Preparations in Brazil and FC Metalist Stadium, Kharkiv, Ukraine.”