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About the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA)

The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) was formed in 1989 by a group of Australian golf course architects with the like minded purpose of forming a society of fellow practitioners who would meet regularly to exchange ideas and experiences, encourage the highest standard of design and construction among members whilst further advancing the status of their profession.

The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects (SAGCA) seek to encourage the highest standard of design and construction among members and to advance the status of their profession.

Duly formed, constituted and recognised by the Australia Golf Union and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects flourishes today headquartered at AGU house in Melbourne.

Meetings take place on a regular basis at selected golfing venues around Australia. High on every agenda are the topics of increasing Environmental Awareness and the advance of Modern Technology and their current impact on golf courses.

As we move towards the next century the world is focused on the environment as never before. Concepts of biodiversity, ecological planning, soil degradation, water resource management and land rehabilitation are increasingly becoming a part of the common language.

Both new and existing golf courses will not be able to escape environmental scrutiny and as suitable land for golf becomes a more precious resource, its use will require a complete appreciation and understanding of detailed environmental planning and landscape management issues with careful construction techniques and landscape rehabilitation methods becoming an imperative.

Members Services

The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects members are involved in all aspects of golf course design work on new and existing golf course in Australia and Internationally.

Clients range from development companies, new golf clubs, existing golf clubs, golf course operators and local government.

New Golf Course Design Work

The design of new courses in Australia from 9 hole courses through to 18-hole resort

and championship courses has historically been for golf clubs and local governments. This type of work continues to this day as clubs look to expand or move to new locations.

In addition the past 10-20 years has seen developers of resorts and real estate realise the benefits of creating resorts and housing communities master planned around golf courses.

SAGCA members are involved in the design and construction of new courses right from the beginning until completion.

High on every agenda are the topics of increasing enviromental awareness.