CREATING GREAT GOLF COURSES... NATURALLY
Puddicombe Golf is a family owned and operated business with our head office based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We’ve been in business since 1981 and each of us specializes in a different aspect of the golf business.
Golf is our passion, from consulting and business plans to design and construction…and we still occasionally have time for a round of golf or two.
Sid got in the golf business in 1947 so he’s golfed a few more rounds than the rest of us. He didn’t have to twist any arms to have us join him in the business. Mark and Grant grew up on golf courses. Since Sid's passing in 2017, the boys have continued on the tradition.
The objective of Puddicombe Golf has always been to create an interesting test of golf where your players will remember each and every hole, use every club in their bag and willingly return.
The key is to work with the land in order to make the course “player friendly” and ensure all hazards are visible.
“Bogey should be easy to achieve and Par should be earned”
It is important to create a smooth flow of play and not discourage the recreational players with unreasonable tests on their abilities.
Our vast experience gained in all facets of golf course development and operations is passed on directly to our clients in order to streamline the development process.
WHO WE ARE
1932 - 2017
Sid began his career in 1947 by spending a decade at the Saskatoon Golf & Country Club.
He then moved to the Riverside Golf & Country Club in Saskatoon for 11 years as head superintendent.
From there, Sid spent another 20 years at the Mayfair Golf & Country Club in Edmonton, AB before forming Sid Puddicombe Associates, also known as Puddicombe Golf.
He devoted many years to this industry and was involved in numerous boards, associations and won many awards for his dedication until his passing June 1, 2017
Grant not only represents the group as the managing director of Puddicombe Golf he is also one of the managing partners of the RedTail Landing Golf Club located in Edmonton, Alberta as well as WhiteTail Crossing Golf Club located in Mundare, Alberta. He currently resides in New Zealand and oversees those operations.
His specialties include Complete Project Management, detailed golf course design and feature shaping as well as the business administration of all the related companies.
Grant was a student at Olds College and The University of Guelph, where he received a diploma in Horticulture, majoring in Turf Management.
Mark’s expertise lies in the construction sector of the business and he is responsible for the selection and implementation of all contractors for your project.
Mark specializes in construction management, supervision, and shaping of the golf course.
He also maintains control over the extensive fleet of specialized equipment owned, operated and maintained by Puddicombe Golf.
Aside from the construction operations of Puddicombe Golf, Mark is an advisor and involved in the operations of both RedTail Landing and Whitetail Crossing Golf Clubs.
Karen has been a member of the Puddicombe Golf team since 1998 and brought with her fifteen plus years of experience in various areas of accounting and office management.
She is responsible for the accounting including payroll for Puddicombe Golf and its subsidiaries and affiliated companies.
Karen received a Certificate in Management Development from the University of Alberta as well as completing the first level payroll certification through the Canadian Payroll Association. Keeping up-to-date with tax and government rules ensures Karen is taking a proactive approach to the company books.
Larry has been a valuable member of the Puddicombe Golf team since 1989 and has been involved in all aspects of site planning, golf course design and construction cost estimating ever since.
Larry is a graduate of Vancouver City College in Architectural and Mechanical Technology.
His extensive experience gained on numerous golf course projects make for accurate plans that work in the field.
Larry’s attention to detail and common sense approach allows others to easily interpret the plans.
Grant is a management consultant for Puddicombe Golf and is able to lend his extensive experience to both the golf course design and operational side of the business. Previously, Grant was the General Manager/COO of Edmonton Petroleum Golf & Country Club for 13 years and prior to that the General Manager and Head Golf Professional at the Stony Plain Golf Course for 12 years.
As a member of the PGA of Canada for 30 years, he won over 30 professional tournaments in Canada and the United States; was a 5-time member of the Alberta PGA Team that played against B.C. in their version of the Ryder Cup. He was a Canadian Open Qualifier, Western Zone Winner in 1991 and made the cut in over 10 Canadian Tour events.