What Clients Say

The Customer is Always Right

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“During my career, I’ve been fortunate to work with many talented, professional people, none more talented, professional and personable than Chris Haspell. When I first met Chris in 2016, I was aware of his reputation as an experienced constructor and highly touted manager of golfing grounds in Scotland. Working closely with Chris on our hopes for Coul Links project, I came to appreciate not only his experience and talents but his calming demeanor and 'low key' humour, both much appreciated attributes in a profession that at times can be quite stressful. Simply stated, I would work with Chris Haspell anywhere, anytime.”

Bill Coore – Coore & Crenshaw Design

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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.

Gil Hanse, Hanse Golf Design

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"You helped us out at a very difficult time, in working with and managing the current green staff team, and also in raising morale and focusing them on the job in hand. That has been greatly appreciated."

North Berwick Golf Club

 

What Clients Say

The Customer is Always Right

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"Chris’ advice has been invaluable. His wealth of knowledge and down to earth approach to agronomy, course maintenance and sonstruction is of huge benefit to St Enodoc Golf Club, making us proud clients of Haspell & Associates."

Neil Bradley
Chairman of Greens
St Enodoc Golf Club

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"I have known Chris for around eight years now. We are part of a group of course managers who meet up a couple of times are year to discuss and compare greenkeeping techniques and group buying options. 
Chris has a wealth of knowledge in construction, design and agronomy of golf courses. His previous background in sales also helps the group with negotiations when group buying. 
Chris has a huge network of people who are involved within the golfing trade and is highly respected. His wealth and knowledge of all things golf means he is regularly contacted for advice on many, many golf related questions. I would have no hesitation in recommending Chris to anyone within the golf course industry for sound, practical and sensible advice."

Stuart Duff, Course Manager, Gullane Golf Club.

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"It is our practice at SRUC Elmwood to link our students and graduates to leaders in industry.  
Whenever Chris has been engaged in our curriculum, whether through site visits or work placements, he has demonstrated a world class knowledge, combined with extensive practical experience, for realising the highest expectations in design, construction and course conditioning.   
Chris has a wealth of insight to share, across the full range of golf facility disciplines, and especially understands the importance of bringing all the elements together to one definitive goal."

Ian Butcher, Lecturer
SRUC,Elmwood

 

What Clients Say

The Customer is Always Right

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"Chris has served his time in the greenkeeping industry. He has first hand experience constructing golf course all over Europe, including Castle Stuart which is rated highly in the world top 100 rankings. Chris has gained a wealth of experience and an eye for detail second to none. He is held in high regard by his peer group and is the go to guy for advice to many turf managers."

Dave Coull, Course Manager
Luffness Golf Club

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"In a short time you have made a made a marked difference, given us some much needed momentum and made significant progress. You have given the course the kiss of life it urgently needed and it is much appreciated."

Allan MacCaskill, Captain
Tantallon Golf Course

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"In the years around the millennium Chris Haspell inspired a generation of greenkeepers in Denmark, as our parliament reduced the availability of pesticides on the Danish golf courses. As he advocated an approach towards the fine perennial grasses, the greenkeeping industry, not only withstood a tight legislation, but also raised the overall standards in Danish greenkeeping.
Chris constructed an 18 hole extension at Smørum Golfclub in 2001, not only to our satisfaction, but also in the process, educated personnel in this art. Even today the Golfclub benefits from this corporation.
I for one benefitted from Chris´s generosity and knowledge in turf grass management through our many trips and hours of turf talk, and to this day Chris Haspell is by far my most important teacher and inspiration alongside the written words of Jim Arthur."

Per Rasmussen, Course Manager
Smørum Golf Club

 

"Chris joined us in the early part of the project and played a vital role in the construction and grow-in phases of the Castle Stuart development, which the team were able to complete on time and on budget. Thereafter Chris spearheaded the course maintenance team through the first 8 years of operation, during which he successfully prepared the links for 4 Scottish Opens for the European Tour. I can thoroughly recommend Chris and his team to assist you in any construction and maintenance projects you may be planning.."

Stuart McColm, Project Manager/General Manager,

Castle Stuart Golf Links

CLIENT LIST

PLANNING, DESIGN /SHAPING AND CONSTRUCTION 

2021- Woodhall Spa - Training facility including a 1300m2 practice green and bunkers working for Cunningolf design

2021- Calzean Dunes  (Scotland)

2017- Coul Links – Scotland (Coore & Crenshaw)

2006-2017 -Castle Stuart Golf links – Scotland (Hanse-Parsinen)

2018-19 -Les Bordes Golf international – France (Hanse)

Brora Golf Club – Scotland

Aalborg Golf Klub – Denmark (9 hole extension Haspell golf design)

Volstrup Golf Center – Denmark ( 27 holes Haspell golf design)

Vallo Golf Center – Denmark (27 holes Haspell golf design)

Smorum Golf Center – Denmark

Marcus Minde Golf Klub – Denmark

Greve Golf Club – Denmark (Hawtree)

American Embassy – Copenhagen

Royal Copenhagen Golf Club – Denmark

Herning Golf Klub – Denmark (Haspel Golf design)

Tange So Golf Klub -Denmark ( Haspell Golf Design)

Oaklands Golf and Country Club – England

Pen-y-cae Golf Club – Wales

Horsholm Golf Klub – Denmark (Hawtree)

Vallensbeak Golf Klub – Denmark (Haspell golf design)

Roskilde Golf Club – Denmark(Haspell Golf design)

St Knud Golf Klub – Denmark (Haspel Golf Design)

 

PRESENTATIONS AND EDUCATION DAYS

 

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

British and International Greenkeepers Association

Swedish Greenkeepers Federation

Dutch Greenkeepers Federation

Norwegian Greenkeepers Federation

Royal and Ancient Golf Course Committee

Various education days for committees

R and A Golf course committee

 

AGRONOMIC CONSULTANCIES AND CURRENT/PREVIOUS CLIENTS

Danish Golf Union all 200 + Golf courses

Danish Boldpils Union – Denmarks National Stadium

Netherlands Golf Federation

Cabot Links – Nova Scotia

Bandon Dunes – Oregon

Lemvig Golf Klub – Denmark

St Enodoc Golf Club

Brora Golf Club – Scotland

Tain Golf Club – Scotland

Holsterbro Golf Club – Denmark

Falster Golf Klub – Denmark

Orklyjunga Golf Klub – Sweden

Wrag Barn Golf club, England

Kaj lykke Golf club

Vallensbeak Golf Klub

Les Bordes Golf International

 

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