Golf Course Design
von Hagge, Smelek and Baril
Houston, TX 77070
Over the past 45 years von Hagge, Smelek & Baril has designed many of the world’s most famous golf courses and have been honored countless times. Their heritage and reputation rank them at the very top of the elite design firms throughout the world, yet their accomplishments and professional credibility separate them from all the rest.
Since learning to play golf at the age of eleven, Mike Smelek has been fascinated by both the complexity of the game and the diverse beauty of the environment in which it is played. This appreciation for the outdoors and an emerging talent for art, led him to pursue a career in Landscape Architecture. While attending the University of Idaho, he set a goal of specializing in golf course design and shortly after graduating in 1980, was given an opportunity to fulfill this passion. In March 1981, he moved to Texas and began his apprenticeship with Robert von Hagge. Mike Smelek, now a Principal, has primary responsibilities in the United States and Mexico, as well as the Pacific Basin Region. His most recently completed projects include Ube Country Club, in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan.
Environmental Wetlands & Park Design
Miller Legg & Associates
Pembroke Pines, Florida
The firm of Miller Legg & Associates is a state-wide award winning consulting firm headquartered in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The firm brings together the elements of engineering, planning, landscape architecture and urban design, surveying, environmental wetlands consulting, environmental risk management and GIS services. Miller, Legg & Associates prides itself on its orientation toward the client. They provide responsive, personalized, quality service to value-conscious private clients and select government agencies that desire the very best in planning and design.
Clubhouse & Building Architects
Borrelli & Associates, Architects & Planners, PA
Established in 1968, Borrelli & Associates provides comprehensive services in architecture, planning, landscape architecture and interior design. With a practice based in South and Central Florida, clients include corporate and public entities within Florida and the US, the Caribbean and South America. Of particular interest is the firms track record with institutional and government entities: during the past 20 years, 90 percent of Borrelli & Associates services have been for public agencies.
Ongoing Golf Course Management
Guidant Management Group
Guidant Management Group (GMG) provides resort management consultation to all levels of the golf & leisure industry including private developers/owners, daily fee facilities, private-equity clubs, resorts, and municipalities. GMG’s corporate philosophy entails providing a “hands on” approach to management with the utmost attention to detail at all times. Their staff’s professionalism and integrity are the key elements found within their management techniques, which allow them to achieve the positive results that clients demand.