Certification Awarded to GCBAA Member Golf Creations
The Golf Course Builders Association of America (GCBAA) recently announced the addition of Golf Creations to the Professional Certification Program.
Established in 1992, the GCBAA Professional Certification Program was designed to identify competent and experienced golf course builders and ensure uniform quality standards within the industry. GCBAA certified builders must be in the golf construction business at least five years, provide professional and financial references, attend at least one GCBAA educational session annually, pass a written exam and engage in ethical business practices.
Located in Marengo, Ill., Golf Creations was founded in 1987 by Bob Lohmann, a golf course architect/golf course construction manager with more than 30 years of expertise. Golf Creations is a full-service golf course construction and renovation firm, offering a complete package of services, including project management, cost analysis, rough grading, shaping, feature construction, drainage installation, seedbed preparation and grassing. Recently, Jim Lohmann has joined the Golf Creations team to assist with project development and opening of a satellite office in Peoria, Ariz.
With almost 20 years of experience in the golf course industry, Golf Creations has established a reputation for providing high quality craftsmanship and commitment to client satisfaction. Led by Kevin Stieneke, field operations manager and employee of Golf Creations for 11 years, the on-site supervision and project coordination services ensure personal involvement during every step of the construction process.
The company’s current and recent projects include: Westmoreland Country Club, Wilmette, Ill.; Geneva Golf & Country Club, Geneva, Ill.; Blackstone Golf Course, Marengo, Ill.; Cardinal Creek Golf Course, Beecher, Ill.; Willow Run Golf Course, Sioux Falls, S.D.; Grand Geneva Resort & Spa, Lake Geneva, Ill.; Chenequa Country Club, Hartland, Wis.; Red Tail Golf Club, Lakewood, Ill.; and award-winning Canyata Golf Club, Marshall, Ill.