A site analysis is a very important step before deciding to seriously continue the development of a new golf course. Ideally the golf architect spends a number of days walking the site, to internalize the landscape and investigate the possible green and hole locations. Furthermore the soil type needs to be analysed, the flora and fauna need to be recorded, and the site should be photographed extensively and if possible the site is surveyed. These elements together yield the basis of an analysis of the suitability of a site from a golf technical point of view.
During this phase we often cooperate with Ronald Buiting, who investigates the possibilities and problems that might arise in the area of sustaining or developing natural eco systems around the golf course.