Sample “Request for Proposal” Form Available from ASGCA

Economic uptick leading to course renovation increases need for RFP information

BROOKFIELD, Wis. – After several years when golf courses – along with most other businesses – remained on the sidelines due to struggling economics, there are signs of increased business activity. Golf course decision makers looking to make improvements and renovations to courses can benefit from a free, easy-to-use form offered by the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). “Request for Proposal for Golf Course Architectural Services” is a comprehensive document designed to help developers, owners, superintendents and managers address key elements of a project, including general notice, scope of services, owner’s responsibilities, submittal requirements and the selection process.

“ASGCA is seeing an increase in both large and small renovation projects, particularly in North America,” says ASGCA President Bob Cupp. “There appears to be greater willingness by lending institutions to make funds available. At the same time, many courses are catching up on projects which were delayed during the recession.

“The ‘Request for Proposal’ document is an important tool. It’s useful for first-timers who have never been involved in a golf venture, as well as managers and committee members who have been down this path before.”

ASGCA can also assist those preparing the Request for Proposal on creating the most comprehensive and efficient distribution list to make sure recipients are the most knowledgeable and well-prepared to bid on the proposed project.

The “Request for Proposal” is a complete document that provides a thorough list of areas to be reviewed in detail by the golf course owners/managers to help solicit competitive bids for the benefit of the project and the public. This free document is available for download at, and by calling ASGCA at (262) 786-5960 or emailing