Better golf course design using digital tools

Elevate your design or redesign using digital technology

Digital Workflow Steps

Data Acquisition

We begin by creating a 3D map of existing topographic information, including greens, tees, bunkers, irrigation, and cart path features necessary for the architect to understand the current design. Digital data from UAV, GPS and scanner technology are used to create a 3D digital terrain model with contours and point/line features.


During this phase, the architect reviews the as-built information and starts the redesign process. CAD software utilizes the collected 3D data to redesign the course with high precision. This new design is sent to the project for design execution.


On-board information gives the operator an overview of the design. Crews have greater visibility of the project, achieving smooth, accurate grade in fewer passes with no rework, reducing labor cost and time.

Completion Review

Using the same technology and workflow used in the initial data acquisition of the old course, digital data is collected to create a final deliverable showcasing the new course.

Digital Workflow Tools

Exceptional golf course design or redesign requires a layout that is both visually pleasing and playable. To accelerate your project completion and documentation these are the tools for a digital workflow.


Robotic total station with ultrasonic direct drive motors

LN-150 Layout Navigator

3D layout system


Long range, compact, high-speed laser scanners

HiPer VR

Light, versatile GNSS receiver with TILT

MR-2 Modular GNSS Receiver

Flexible modular GNSS receiver


GNSS reference station receiver

MAGNET Field Layout

Guided layout field software


Office processing power in a hand-held field computer

MAGNET Enterprise

Cloud-based data storage connecting field and office teams