Golf course owners dream of pristine fairways and fast greens teeming with satisfied golfers marking down their best scores – and returning to play another round. But a good round of golf doesn’t begin with play.
Our partnership with Brays Island Plantation owners stands out as an example of the efficient, cost-effective capital improvement process that can be achieved through collaborative planning and budgeting.
IGM and the town of South Hadley, Massachusetts have established a positive partnership in The Ledges Golf Club since 2005. The Howard Maurer designed golf course was built in 2001, and its maintenance was outsourced to IGM four years later. Through the mutual trust that developed, IGM was contracted to provide complete management services for The Ledges Golf Club, beginning January, 2019.
International Golf Maintenance prides itself on its positive client relationships, working more as partners than vendors with the golf course owners and managers it serves. When Sandridge Golf Club wanted a new short game practice area as a public amenity for its courses, IGM found a way to make it happen at an affordable cost to the municipally owned club.
IGM has proudly served as the comprehensive maintenance contractor for Widows Walk Golf Course continuously since 1999. IGM has been instrumental in the golf course earning numerous “top golf course” rankings and awards.
In early 2019, the opportunity arose for IGM, Reflection Bay’s maintenance contractor, to build a golfing practice facility on a nearby green space in the Lake Las Vegas community. The new practice facility was designed to renovate four remaining holes from the former course (The Falls) to create a driving range, along with practice holes, greens, and bunkers.
Two IGM golf course maintenance clients have been named in Golf Advisor’s Top 25 Courses in Massachusetts for 2018. IGM is proud of its long-time relationship with The Ledges and Chicopee Country Club which were recognized based on positive player reviews.
Sandridge Golf Club, with its long-time maintenance contractor IGM, retained its environmental designation as a "Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.”
When hurricane force winds and heavy rains raged through Fredericksburg, Virginia, trees and utilities in the area took a major blow. Picturesque Lake of the Woods Country Club in nearby Locust Grove was not spared by the damaging storm.
Municipally-owned golf courses have long been an issue of discussion. What is the balance between public entertainment and public needs? How do the costs of golf course maintenance and management reconcile with revenues? Are there hidden costs and benefits? Subsidy vs. self-supporting? In 2015, Golf Magazine ranked Florida as having the most courses and most avid golfers in the country. However,