Donabate Golf Club
Donabate Golf Club engaged the services of Declan Branigan Design to carry out an in-depth investigation and survey of our course. We found their services excellent and in particular their attention to detail and advice given enabled us to improve the quality, condition and presentation of our course.
Robert Hopley, Hon. Secretary, Donabate Golf Club.
D.B. Design was contracted by Letterkenny Golf Club in 2000 to re-design our golf course and improve the drainage of same. They have now taken the course to another level with a layout which is both interesting, challenging and a delight to play. The drainage of the course was undertaken by D.B. Design in conjunction with a soil and drainage expert and the results that were achieved have been excellent. The entire project, which is now nearing completion, is receiving very favourable comments from both members and visitors alike.
The liason and co-operation between the architect, the club and the contractors has been at a first class level with excellent attention to detail at all stages.
Mr Liam Ruxton: Club Development Convenor
Letterkenny Golf Club, Tel: 074 9121150
'Declan Branigan Designs have been providing us with agronomic advice since 2004. In that time we have seen a steady improvement in the condition of the course, year-on-year. Not alone do we find the site visits very informative; it is also reassuring to know that advice is at the end of the phone in the event of any problems. DB Designs form an integral part of the team at Limerick G.C. We are looking forward to realising future improvements in the years to come'.
Pat Murray, General Manager, Limerick G.C.
'For a number of years we had been disappointed with the condition of our golf course. A member said that he had heard of improvements in the conditioning of Ardee G.C that coincided with the appointment of Declan Branigan Designs. Warrenpoint G.C. decided to engage the agronomic services of DB Designs, on a temporary basis, to see if their recommendations and advice would bear fruit. Within two months, the members began to see the benefits of the appointment. The entire condition of the course has improved, so much so that we have just signed a contract to retain their services.
Rory Mc Shane, Greens Convenor, Warrenpoint G.C.
The design, construction and maintenance of Ashbourne Golf Club, to opening day, was concluded successfully under the direction of Declan Branigan in association with Des Smith. So pleased were we with the outcome that we had no hesitation in commissioning Declan Branigan Design to continue with the maintenance and to further develop our course.
The course has been in full play for 3 years now and the benefits of having professionals caring for our course is plain for all to see. We have experienced no problems to date and both visitors and members alike have been fulsome in their praise for the condition of the golf course.
Tom Keenan, Ashbourne Golf Club
Seapoint Gold Club in 1993, embarked on a novel route with regard to maintenance of the links. Rather than employing our own staff we appointed Declan Branigan Design to deal with the maintenance of the course on a contract basis. Eight years on and it is very clear that the decision made was the right one.
To date the contract has run very smoothly, there is no administration required to deal with wages and invoices, no labour relations problems to deal with - one of the great advantages is knowing our yearly costs in advance. Finally our course is in excellent condition all year round and has already hosted a professional tournament, quite an achievement I believe for a young course
Bill Brown, Seapoint Golf Club