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Golf Course Construction Renovation and Maintenance Management Services

International Standards + Efficiency, + Experience = High Value for our Valued Clients

TurfPro Golf Co., Ltd. was founded in Bangkok in 2006 by Robert Barnes to provide high-value construction, renovation, maintenance management, and consulting services to the golfing community of Thailand. We have a combined 30+ years of living, working, and doing business in the Kingdom of Thailand. Our Senior Management Team has a combined 40+ years of Golf Construction and Maintenance Management experience and more than 60 years of delivering high-standard customer service.

Robert Barnes, Senior Director of Agronomy was born in Thailand, received his Golf/Agronomy education in the United States at the University of Florida. He worked as a Golf Course Superintendent at 3 prestigious Florida Golf Courses, then resumed his life in Thailand in 1999 as Superintendent of Rajpruek Club in Laksi, Bangkok. During the succeeding years in Thailand Robert has managed and provided Agronomy Consulting Services for many leading Thai golf courses. (He spent one year in Beijing as Agronomy Director for the Jack Nicklaus’ designed, Pine Valley Golf Club).
Robert speaks Thai fluently and has trained many Thai people on the fine details of high-standard golf course maintenance management and construction.

Key Staff Members-Golf Course Construction, Renovation, and Maintenance

" TurfPro Golf has been fortunate to have employed the services of skilled golf and business professionals. Below is some information on the key members of our Management Team. In addition we have an exceptionally dedicated staff of skilled Laborers and Foremen with significant Golf Course construction experience."

Mr. Craig Bertram, Master Shaper & Senior Construction Advisor

Craig has been shaping and constructing golf courses in the USA, China, Thailand and UAE for more than 30 years. He has worked together with many well-know designers including; Jack Nicklaus, Colin Montgomery, Nick Faldo, Johnny Miller, Dennis Griffiths, Steve Shepherdson, Joe Obringer, and others. Craig even finished off the putting green at Mr. Nicklausʼ home in Palm Beach, Florida. Craig was the Shaper for Lam Chabaeng Golf Course, Thai Country Club, and for the renovation of 9 holes at Alpine Golf Club, all in Thailand. Craig has worked with TurfPro Golf on 2 projects in 2007-2008. He has now become a key, permanent member of our Management Team. We are very happy to bring Craig's expertise and considerable international experience to our clients in Thailand.

Khun Nivat Changkrut, Irrigation Construction Manager

Khun Nivat has more than 15 years
experience in the installation and renovation of complex golf course automatic irrigation systems. He has worked with Toro and Rain Bird systems extensively.

Khun Kitipong Sepsuan, Grow-in Superintendent

TurfPro Golf has hired an experienced Golf Course Superintendent for the management of the grow-in phase of our projects. This person has extensive knowledge of all phases of golf course maintenance including, fertility, irrigation, cutting, equipment maintenance, and pest control programs. He will join the company at the end of March 2008.

Key Staff Members-Business & Administration

"TurfPro Golf has been fortunate to have employed the services of skilled golf and business professionals. Below is some information on the key members of our Management Team. In addition we have an exceptionally dedicated staff of skilled Laborers and Foremen with significant Golf Course construction experience."

Khun Patima Boonmak, Project Accountant

Khun Patima worked at the highly regarded Royal Gems Golf Club for more than 5 years as the accountant to the golf course maintenance department. She has more than 13 years experience in accounting. Khun Patima is responsible for purchasing and accounts payable at TurfPro Golf.

Khun Samarn Kamtanot, Logistice and Transport

Khun Samarn has been a part of the TurfPro Golf Team from the first day of operation. He is involved in the logistical issues of material and staff and also serves as TurfProʼs Thai/English interpreter. Khun Samarn has played a key role in the day to day operations here at TurfPro Golf and will continue to do so in the years to come.

Successful Projects Thailand, China, UAE, & USA
"Golf Course Construction, Shaping, Renovation, Grow-in, Maintenance Management,and Agronomy Consultancy"

Doubletree by Hilton Golf Resort

(formerly-Sriracha International Golf Course), Sriracha, Thailand; 2007-Present

18 hole golf course renovation designed by IMG to include a Hilton Hotel Resort. Rebuild 20 greens to USGA and IMG specifications. Building new tee boxes to increase playability and length. Constructing new bunkers and renovating exisiting bunkers on the entire golf course. Installed new irrigation pump, satellite stations on the old existing irrigation system. Craig Bertram is the Master Shaper and works exclusively for TurfProGolf .He has extensive experience with Nicklaus Golf, IMG and others.

Lotus Valley Golf Club (formerly World Trade GC)
Chachoensao, Thailand; 2007 Present

Reconstructed and reshaped 19 greens and surrounds to USGA spec. Renovating fairways and tee tops. The fairways are being changed from 419 Bermuda to Salem Paspalum. The tees are being leveled, re-shaped, and re-grassed with Salem Paspalum. TurfPro Golf will stay on and manage the golf maintenance facility under the full control of TurfPro Golf. Master Shaper-Craig Bertram.

Private owner
Pattaya, Thailand

TurfProGolf built 5 greens, bunkers, and fairways to USGA spec. Installed irrigation system for the golf course. Removed previous grass and replaced with Seashore Paspalum fairways, roughs, and tees. Installed Novatek Ultra Dwarf Bermuda Grass on Greens. Master Shaper-Craig Bertram.

Royal Gems Golf and Sports Club
NakornPathom, Thailand; 2006-Present

Trained staff on proper turf management and techniques. Implemented fertility, herbicide program, fertility program. Renovated driving range, tee boxes, irrigation system, and drainage of the golf course. Setup budget, staff training, and programs for overall maintenance of equipment and golf course maintenance.

Ayodhya Links
Ayuthaya, Thailand; 2005-2006 Maintenance/Grow-in Advisor

Grew in the golf course in conjunction with construction. Implemented golf maintenance programs, including mowing, fertility schedule, staffing, and setup yearly budget.

Lum Luk Ka Golf Course
Lum Luk Ka, Thailand; 2003 Maintenance Consulting

Trained staff and golf course superintendent on proper international-standard maintenance of a high caliber golf course. TurfProGolf setup fertility, budget, and overall cultural practices for the golf course.

Rajpruek Golf Cluk
Laksi, Bangkok, Thailand ; 1999-2004

Robert Barnes, Managing Superintendent; Managed, trained, staffed golf course mainte-nance staff. Constructed successful, new, executive 9-hole course.

Pine V alley Golf & Country Club

Beijing, China; 2004-2005

Robert Barnes, Director of Agronomy/ Managing Superintendent. Managed daily operations plus tournament preparations for the 2005 Johnnie Walker Classic and the 2004 Volkswagen China Masters. Managed grow-in of new 27 holes contructed by Nicklaus Golf.

Thai Country Club
Bang Na, Thailand;1994-1995

Craig Bertram, Master shaper, 18 Hole, Par 72, Designed by Dennis Griffiths. Course continues to be recognized in the top 5 in Thailand

Laem Chabaeng International Country Club
Sriracha, Chonburi , Thailand; 1991-1993

Craig Bertram, Master Shaper, Designed by; Jack Nicklaus ,27 hole Championship. Recognized as one of Thailand’s top golf resorts.

Pelican Bay Country Club
Daytona BeachFlorida, USA

Robert Barnes, Superintendent. Highly regarded 36 hole golf resort near one of the world’s most famous beaches.

Black Bear Golf Club
Eustis (Orlando),Florida, USA

Robert Barnes, Assistant Superintendent. First class links style course near the home of Tiger Woods, Arnold Palmer, and numerous other PGA Tour members. Designed by P.B. Dye

Project List
Craig L. Bertram

TurfPro Golf Co., Ltd. Master Shaper/Senior Construction Advisor

Emirates Golf Club (6/20057/ 2006)
Wadi Course Dubai, UAE Designed by IMG and Nick Faldo 18-holes, 2 driving ranges and a Executive Nine hole par
Haikou Meishi International Golf Club Co. LTD. (3/19998/ 2001)
Haikou City Hainan , China Designed by IMG and Collin Montgomerie 18-holes Par 72
Baodi Golf Course (1/20053/ 2005)
Tianjin Province Baodi, China Designed by Lanxing Golf 9-holes reconstruction
Golf Club At Quanzhou (9/1997-6/1998)
Quanzhou City Fujian Province,PRC Designed by: Craig L. Bertram
and Nick Song 18-hole Par 72
Zhengzhou Yellow River International Golf Club (8/2004-12/2004)
Henan Province Zhengzhou, China Designed by Joe Obringer 9-holes
Qing Dao International GolfClub (8/1996-8/1997)
Fongling Road, Hi Tech Industrial
Park Qing Dao, Shandong Province
PRC Designed by: Scott Miller 18-hole Par 72
Shenzhen Tycoon Country Club (3/2002-7/2002)
Baoan District Shenzhen, China Designed by Bob McFarland 9-holes reconstruction
Thai Country Club (6/199410/ 1995)
Sukumvit Hiway @ km Post 35 Bang Na, Thailand Designed by: Dennis Griffiths 18 hole Par72
Nanning Country Club (10/2001-2/2002)
Guangxi Province Nanning, China Designed by Lanxing Golf , 9holes
Laem Chabang International
Country Club (4/199111/ 1993)

106/Moo4 Bung , Shiracha Chonburi , Thailand Designed by; Jack Nicklaus 27 hole Championship
Paul Clute & Associates.Inc. (4/1989-4/1991)
3552 Avon Road , Suite 205 Hartland,Mi. 48029
Pine Meadows Country Club
P.O.Box 562
Overgaard , Arizona (designed by Larry Snider) (9 holes)
Brighten Crest Country Club
Fresno, California Designed by: Johnny Miller & Jean Bates 18 holes Par 72
Colorado City Municipal Golf Course
Colorado City , Co.
9 holes , designed by Frank Hummel
Ibis Golf and Country Club
West Palm Beach , Florida Legend Course , 18holes Designed by : Jack Nicklaus Heritage Course , 18 holes designed by : Jackie Nicklaus Tradition Course , 18 holes designed by : Tom Pearson
Gulf Pacific Construction.Inc. (5/198512/ 1985)
1900 Gateway Blvd. Suite 120 Fresno , California 93702
Jack Nicklaus’s Residence
Old Harbor Road, North Palm Beach , Florida Requested to do the final preparation and float out of his private putting green at his home residence.
Ridgemark Country Club
Hollister , California 18 holes par72 Designed by : Ray Biglaur
Emmet’s Escavating Inc. (7/1988-3/1989)
Old Tollhouse Road Clovis , California Road construction and pioneering of roads in undeveloped terrain. Also custom work in private properties such as ponds,creeks and other special features desired by customers.
Queens Bay Inn Country Club at TheLondon Bridge
Lake Havasu , Arizona 9 hole executive par 3 Designed by: Benz & Poellot
Craig L. Bertram and Associates Inc. (3/1986-6/1988)
630 E. Country Club Plaza Gilbert , Arizona 85234 (self employed)
Siemens Enviromental Developers Inc.(3/1974-4/1985)
2559 S. East Avenue Fresno, California
Palm Brook Country Club
Sun City , Arizona Contracted and built a 21,000 sq. ft. putting
green along with a new driving range and 5 target greens. Designed by: Larry Snider
Gainey Ranch
Scottsdale , Arizona 27 holes Designed by: Benz & Poellot
Palm Lake Golf Course
Fresno , California 18 holes Designer: Ray Biglaur
Road Haven Resort
Bullhead City , Arizona 9 hole executive par 3 Designed by: Greg Nash
Showboat Country Club
Las Vegas , Nevada Reconstruction of irrigation system and the re-building of all the green complexes.
Ventura Municipal Golf Course
Ventura , California Total reconstruction of all greens and tees. Designer: Ray Biglaur

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