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  • JORGE SANTANA DA SILVA

  • OVER 30 YEARS DESIGNING UNFORGETTABLE GOLF COURSES

Company & Philosophy

WHAT WE DO?

UNFORGETTABLE COURSES

GolfDesign is a global Golf Course design firm located just outside of Lisbon, Portugal. Established by Jorge Santana da Silva in 1994, the company prides itself in top quality golf course design and feasibility studies, construction documents and specifications, organized bid documents, and construction organization and supervision. Presently we have projects in Europe, Africa, and South America. We are dedicated to producing exciting and memorable Golf Courses around the world.

 

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With his unique style, Jorge Santana da Silva, strongly influenced by his experience with Robert Trent Jones, Cabell Robinson, and Bill Boswell, has developed a philosophy to make his projects maintain a natural landscape, taking advantage of original elements and protecting environmental values. It is a priority to preserve environment, nature appreciation and maintain natural resources.

 

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Jorge Santana da Silva´s Resume

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165
Projects
22
On the drawing table
33
Courses
5
Under construction

Taking full advantage of computer aided design, I consider myself a tradicionalist, working “hands on” in the field, supervising on site all phases of construction especially artistic shaping.

— Jorge Santana da Silva —

Services

Land use planning

General masterplanning
Resort concept
Sports facilities
Land use, Tourism, Residential
Landscaping
3D Perspectives
Photomontages
Video presentations

Golf course Arquitecture

General development concept
Routing alternatives
Masterplanning

Golf Course Feasibility

Championship, Resort, Short Courses
Development Feasibility
Clubhouse
Maintenance Operations Center
Cost Estimates

Enviroment Assessment

Initial Enviroment Impact
Water Resources Analysis
Water Management Concept
Lakes, Streams, Wetlands

Construction Document

Final Plan
Staking Plan And Specifications
Clearing Plan And Specifications
Contour Plan And Specifications
Earthwork Plan And Specifications
Drainage Plan And Specifications
Grassing Plan And Specifications
Irrigation
Construction Details
Bills Of Quantities
Contractors Bids Evaluation

Construction Services

Shapping And Supervision
Periodic Site Visits
Phase by Phase Inspection
Artistic and Technical Sketches
Green Slope Analysis
Green Slope direction Analysis
Green Elevation Analysis

Consultancy Services

Maintenance Equipment
Maintenance Shed Concept
Information
Promotion

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Master Planning requires seamless blending of residential properties and the Golf Course, as well as addressing tourism needs. The Golf Course design is essential in the process providing the best views, assuring privacy for residents, as well as a beautiful sports venue fo players.

— Jorge Santana da Silva —

Team

Who are we anyway?

Meet the team

Some of our designs

Golf de AmaranteOeiras GolfMontado Hotel & Golf ResortPinheiros Altos Golf SPA & HotelsVale Pisão Nature ResortLaranjal - Quinta do LagoMangais Eco ResortOmbria Resort

Correct choice of grass varieties and reduced irrigated areas, are the obvious trend for sustainable and environmental friendly Golf Courses.

— Jorge Santana da Silva —

Jorge has a special affinity for Augusta National Golf Course and the Masters. For the past years, he has volunteered during the tournament, organizing and collecting data for the club. He feels it is an enormous privilege and pleasure.

— Jorge Santana da Silva —

Portfolio

IN PLAY

UNDER CONSTRUCTION

ON THE DRAWING TABLE

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Natural or artificial, shapes and forms should create the unique sculpture of each new design.

— Jorge Santana da Silva —

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Urbanização Golfe do Montado, Lote 93, 2950-051 Palmela, Portugal

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