About Chris Haspell

Chris Haspell leads a team of associates with expertise and experience in a wide range of areas that are important to golf course project. They can draw on a deep knowledge base, built up over years of working on world class golf projects. Here is a small example of the proven track record that Chris himself has developed.

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Coul Links

Project Manager/GM Coul Links

Chris was brought into the management team by Mike Keiser and Todd Warnock, He was charged with the task of gaining planning permission for a potential top 100 golf course in the Scottish Highlands, We gained planning permission in July 2018. Sadly the Scottish Government chose to overturn the Highland Council's decision in February 2020. I am still engaged by the Keiser's working on several other exciting projects.

 

  • Management of ecology team

  • Co-ordination of the legal team

  • Full budget projections and profit and loss

  • Management of the hydrology team

  • Liaising with planning

  • Liaising with the design team Coore & Crenshaw

  • Responsible for all specifications

  • Responsible for shaping team

  • Responsible for irrigation design

  • Responsible for several other projects across Europe

 
 

Castle Stuart Golf Links

Working on the initial design team, building what we hoped would become a world top 100 golf course. We entered the top 100 at number 47. Daily duties for Chris included:

 

  • Design and shaping of the golf links from conception

  • Seeding and grow-in with all agronomic responsibility

  • Scottish open 2 years after opening

  • Working closely with the directors and GM on budgets and projects and profit and loss

  • Staff motivation, education and team building, with 11 staff plus seasonal staff

  • HR and recruitment along with staff monitoring and mentoring

  • Producing consistent top-quality surfaces

  • Health and safety

  • Four Scottish opens with Luke Donald and Phil Mickelson as just two of the winners

  • Management of volunteers – up to 55 in 2016

  • The last Scottish Open was televised worldwide to over 700 million homes

  • GEO certified

  • Environmentally sensitive while producing world class results

Horsholm Golf A/S with CK Golf and Design 

Working with the owner Mr Peter Arendorff to redesign and improve an existing 27-hole golf course. At this point Peter asked me if I would be retained by the business at Horsholm and if we could be partners in the construction business working on other golf courses.

 

  • Design and shaping of the changes to 27 holes

  • Raising the profile of the golf course and club with 1600 members

  • Install a three-hole training academy

  • Improvements to the range

  • Management of the greenkeeping team of seven

  • Management of the agronomy

  • Outside construction management and co-ordination

  • Outside projects included nine holes Korsor GK, Royal Copenhagen GK

  • Training facilities at Vallensbeak GK

  • Consultancy in Sweden and Norway

  • Consultancy in Holland and Germany

  • HR and H+S

CLIENT LIST

DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION 

 

Coul Links – Scotland (Coore & Crenshaw)

Castle Stuart Golf links – Scotland (Hanse-Parsinen)

Les Bordes Golf international – France (Hanse)

Brora Golf Club – Scotland

Aalborg Golf Klub – Denmark

Volstrup Golf Center – Denmark

Vallo Golf Center – Denmark

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

Tange So Golf Klub -Denmark

Oaklands Golf and Country Club – England

Pen-y-cae Golf Club – Wales

Horsholm Golf Klub – Denmark

Vallensbeak Golf Klub – Denmark

Roskilde Golf Club – Denmark

St Knud Golf Klub – Denmark

 

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

 

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

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Main photograph by Darren Chisholm

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