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Construction Costs – a New Guide from GCBAA

12.18am 18th February 2011 - Management Topics - This story was updated on Thursday, February 17th, 2011

The premier source for information on golf course construction in the United States, the Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA), is announcing the publication of its Golf Course Construction and Renovation Costing Guide, Version 6.

The new guide, which was released at the Golf Industry Show last week, features average prices for more than 80 line items associated with golf course construction along with 10 manual line items for specific project needs.

“Since it was first introduced in 1996, our cost guides have been a must have for everyone involved with golf course construction and renovation,” said Justin Apel who is taking over as GCBAA executive director following the retirement of Paul Foley.

“Version 6 has everything an owner, developer, or superintendent would need to estimate costs. It’s just an excellent tool to use in developing a budget for a project on any scale.”

The cost guide uses the Microsoft Excel platform and features information in seven report categories. Those reports include 18-hole renovation, USGA greens renovation, tee renovation, bunker renovation, irrigation renovation, new 18-hole construction and a build-your-own-course manual mode.

To ensure cost accuracy, line-item costs are broken down by state along with an additional 39 subareas for more accurate pricing. Also featured is a new metric conversion section that enables you to view your project selection in metric units and quantities.

The GCBAA cost guide can be purchased by calling 402-476-4444 or by ordering online at The guide includes a copy of the GCBAA Member Directory.

The cost is $100 for non-GCBAA members and $50 for members.

The Golf Course Builders Association of America is a non-profit trade association of the world’s foremost golf course builders and leading suppliers to the golf course construction industry. It was founded in the early 1970s, and its members represent all segments of the golf course industry.

The GCBAA Foundation is the charitable arm of the GCBAA and a separate, 501(c)(3) organization. The GCBAA’s national executive office is located in Lincoln, Neb. For more information, visit

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