There are different methods of construction contract that can be employed to build a golf course and the following are three such examples;
- Tendered Contract - A select list of contractors with the relevant experience and expertise are invited to tender for the construction work. The golf course construction contract is monitored by Roger Jones Golf Design and the project manager throughout the works to ensure compliance with design, specification, and terms and conditions.
Negotiated Contract - A negotiated contract can be appropriate where there is limited availability of golf construction expertise in a region or country, or in circumstances where a particular contractor is considered to be the best for the project. The golf course construction contract is similarly monitored by Roger Jones Golf Design and the Project Manager, throughout the works, to ensure compliance with design, specification, and contract terms and conditions. This type of contract can be perfectly acceptable provided all of the necessary development conditions are met, and that the contracts are equitable to both parties.
- Direct Labour - In regions or countries with a new or maturing golf market, the most efficient, and cost-effective, construction approach can be to contract experienced overseas specialists to manage the construction and undertake/supervise the specialist work.
These would generally include a construction manager, one or more 'shapers' [the person with bulldozer who interprets the design drawings and creates the golf course shapes and features] and specialists in 'finishing work' [cultivations and seeding].
Local companies, operators and labour can then be hired to provide all other general work and services under supervision and direction.
Roger Jones Golf Design discusses the options with clients and together we decide what is the best, and most cost-effetive approach. Roger Jones Golf Design will also take the role of construction managers to ensure that all such work is carried out on time and on budget.