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GCBAA expanded construction costs guide for 2008

12.16am 21st February 2008 - Management Topics

The USA’s premier source for information on golf course construction, the Golf Course Builders Association of America, has more than doubled the number of line items for the 2008 construction and renovation costs guide.

The new guide features average prices for more than 50 line items. Some of the new items featured in the guide include tee boxes, greens, bunkers, irrigation, grading, grassing, cart paths and drainage.

Packed with regional estimation information for constructing courses across the country, the GCBAA’s CD-ROM, entitled “Guide to Estimating the Cost of Golf Course Construction,” was developed to assist golf course developers in understanding and accurately estimating costs for construction projects.

Much of the information was obtained by surveying GCBAA members to determine various costs. The estimates also account for regional differences based on environmental considerations.

The CD-ROM includes a “Products and Services” section, GCBAA Membership Directory, bibliography, estimates for 25 major line items, detailed calculations section and contact information for the GCBAA.

“The GCBAA periodically surveys its builder members to determine average prices on some of the more popular items for renovating or building a golf course,” said Paul Foley, executive director for the GCBAA. “The guide also takes into account regional differences based on environmental considerations–this level of detail provides users with a fairly accurate estimation. The guide is an excellent tool to use in developing a general budget for a project.”

The guide is available on a CD-ROM and features information in six reports. The reports provide separated information on four regions of the continental United States. The data in each report is both Microsoft® Excel and Adobe Acrobat® Reader compatible.

Copies of the GCBAA cost guide can be purchased by calling (402) 476-4444 or by visiting . The guide includes a copy of the 2008 GCBAA member directory. The cost is $100 for non-GCBAA members and $50 for members.

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