Solutions for golf and turf projects working with the very best in the industry
"Simply stated I would work with Chris Haspell anywhere anytime."
Bill Coore (Coore&Crenshaw Design)
"Whether it is shaping golf features, consulting on turf selection, growing In top courses or reviewing budgets and schedules, Chris is at the top of the list of who we enjoy working with."
Gil Hanse (Hanse Golf Design)
"Chris Haspell has that "Magic touch" with all things golf"
Mike Keiser ( Developer Bandon Dunes golf resort)
Chris Haspell & Associates
14th green at Castle Stuart Golf Links
Welcome to Chris Haspell & Associates. When I first started in the turf care industry in 1985, I had no idea what a fantastic experience I was in for.
I have worked with an incredible amount of talented individuals and dedicated teams, from Gil Hanse to Bill Coore, from Castle Stuart Golf Links to the US Open.
Now I’ve brought all that expertise and practical knowledge to Chris Haspell & Associates. We offer a wide range of fine turf services for golf and turf projects, big and small.
Based in the UK, I’ve worked in turf management and construction across the world. I know what it’s like to have to get creative with budgets and turf solutions. My ethos is simple and it is shared by my associates, based on our own professional expertise we aim to grow and improve businesses we partner with. In our experience if we improve both management and team satisfaction, this improves customer enjoyment.
If you have a golf turf project; if you want expertise and experience; if you need support or guidance; if you want someone who can work with teams and get things done, then contact us. We’d love to hear more.
Helping golf courses large and small
"We have had the great opportunity to work closely with Chris Haspell over the last 13 years. We first worked together at Castle Stuart, in Inverness, Scotland and most recently on the New Course at Les Bordes in France. During this period of time, the one thing that has not changed is his commitment to quality and his attention to detail. Whether it is shaping golf features, consulting on turf selection, growing in golf courses, or reviewing budgets and schedules, Chris is at the top of the list of who we enjoy working with. At Castle Stuart, he presided over the presentation of true links conditions on a golf course that we created on non-links terrain. The course always played firm and fast and the conditioning of the fescue play areas was unrivaled. He also was completely committed to preserving and enhancing the aesthetic character that we created during the construction of the course. At Les Bordes, he provided us with great oversight for a project out of our country. We were completely confident that in our absence, due to the pandemic, the grow in would proceed magnificently, and it has! We cannot recommend him highly enough and we always look forward to seeing him and working together on the varied projects that come our way."
Serving a wide range of clients with diverse needs we can help you plan, design, construct, maintain and bring your vision to life.
For every type of turf and specification
At the forefront of any golf course is the quality of the turf and its presentation. With a proven track record at the very highest level we can help you achieve your goals. Our aim is to help enhance customer engagement and satisfaction.
Working with your own agronomy team we can help to motivate and empower and create a happy and healthy work place.
Customised for You
Our first construction project was in 1989. Since then we have developed and perfected many construction techniques and continue to refine our craft. Working with every facet of the project and with an educated hands on approach we can help you realise your visions to continually improve your project while controlling expenditure. We believe problems are only there to be overcome and are a solution driven business. We can offer solutions to suit any budget.
Quality control and grow-in management
One of the key roles in any project be it large or small. We can offer supervision to ensure no corners are cut and you realise the specification. We can also find suitable grow-in personnel as this is a very specialised part of any project. Eye for detail is a must to ensure the product is maximised.
The correct advice and professionals for your project.
We have had many years of experience in planning. Our wide range of services and consultants is available to help your project come to fruition. Everything from archaeology to transport is encompassed in our network.
Planning and sourcing are key
Experience of working with budgets at all levels has helped us to quickly evaluate purchase and running costs of all types of equipment from greens mowers to excavators. With our wide reaching network we can help you to source what's best for your budget and requirements.
For the highest quality
Ecology has always been at the heart of any golf course and its ability to create habitats that are otherwise lost to agriculture or man made developments. We not only have a wealth of knowledge in-house but also have access to some of Europe's leading experts in biology, hydrology, botany and ornithology, along with coastal processes and arboriculture.
Getting the right candidates
We believe in the power of the team and with our experience in golf course management we have a full network of contacts.
We can help with the vetting and interview process asking the right questions to find your business the right candidate for you.
We can help you improve your image
Working with several experienced individuals we can help you raise the profile of your course. We will help guide people to your product by clever use of all media channels.
To maximise the landscape and features
While continuing to work with some of the very best Architects and developers in the business on world class projects, we are committed to giving a personal hands on service to all our partners. Having had our own design and shaping practice since 1999 and having designed many projects we know we can find a solution for your project. This bespoke service caters for projects tailored to suit individual needs.