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introduction to our team
Introduction to our Team
  • Alec Pettigrew - Alec, a long time Hong Kong National team golfer, has a track record of building successful businesses.
  • Ben Davis - Ben was head-hunted to fulfill the position of Head Consultant – Asia Pacific with Tropical Landscaping International due to his 7 years experience in Asia in the Golf and Sportsfield industry
  • Darren Moseley - The Managing Director of Asian Sportsturf and owner of Hong Kong Turf, Darren has been involved in the construction and management of sportsturf in Asia for the past 15 years.
  • Stuart Murray – Stuart is a qualified Quantity Surveyor who was responsible for the successful on time completion of the award winning Hong Kong Airport. Stuart has been involved in project management all over the world.
history of golf course construction and maintenance
History of Golf Course Construction and Maintenance.
  • Historically
  • Golf Boom
  • Golf in the Middle East
common challenges with golf course construction
Common challenges with Golf Course Construction
    • Playability i.e. Tees placed in wrong position for majority of golfers
    • Not enough movement in roughs and fairways to channel high rainfall amounts
    • Courses often designed in "cookie cut” fashion with many holes being replicated on different course.
    • Courses lack notability and differentiation from other courses to be able to stand out.
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Common challenges with Golf Course Construction
    • Incorrect turf often specified for use resulting in poor playability/high maintenance costs.
    • Poor irrigation systems / irrigation water quality / irrigation amounts
    • Insufficient / incorrect drainage
    • Construction/Design of golf course does not match the available maintenance budget
    • Inconsistent depths / types of soils results in wet / dry and other problematic areas
    • Management of Subcontractors
common challenges with golf course construction2
Common challenges with Golf Course Construction
    • Communication between Expats and local staff
    • Need to be able to adapt due to unavailability of products / plant available in larger golf markets.
    • Lack of continuation between the construction (and contractor) and maintenance / management phase.
    • Long term viability / financial considerations rarely taken into account
site specifics
Site Specifics
  • Close to Ocean - need to control site run off / leaching
  • Salinity due to proximity to beach.
  • 7 month dry season (bulk earthworks)
  • 5 month wet season (grow-in)
  • Plants / grasses required that are adapted to seaside environments
  • Landscaping / theme
  • Natural sand-based site
the alternatives
The Alternatives
  • Bring in Overseas Based Company
    • PROS
      • Very successful overseas based golf course companies are available.
      • Staff are generally highly trained / true turf professionals.
      • May have experience on beach front properties
    • CONS
      • No direct / continuing involvement with the project
      • Lack of experience with the climate / environment / culture
      • No previous experience in Phuket
      • Lack of Thai staff
      • Difficulties with work permits / company formation / banking / legal issues
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The Alternatives
  • Consultant who employs people under his guidance
    • PROS
      • Experience in the region
      • Generally well qualified
      • Some are Thai based
    • CONS
      • Majority of cost taken by consultant, little left to employ quality staff
      • Consultant rarely on site, not based in Phuket.
      • Primary responsibility of consultant lies in other places
      • Generally not involved with project for long period of time
      • Staff training not priority
the alternatives2
The Alternatives
  • Local Construction Companies
    • PROS
      • Experience in the region
      • Local Thai Staff
      • Thailand Based
      • Access to local products
    • CONS
      • Lack of experience on premium projects
      • Prone to shortcuts, lack of knowledge of modern turfgrass principles / products / developments
      • Communication difficulties between client and management staff
      • Products / grasses specified are what are locally/personally available and not generally what’s best for the project
      • Lack of experience on beach-front properties and the salinity issues that accompany
what tli are offering
What TLI are offering
  • Legally Registered Thai company
  • Senior Management already based in Phuket
  • Fully qualified Golf Course Construction and Maintenance staff
  • Local knowledge of climatic conditions
  • Proven successfully implemented and fully developed training program
  • Thai management staff already employed by TLI
what tli are offering1
What TLI are offering
  • Existing Phuket based operation
  • Existing local supply base
  • Existing nurseries
    • Turf (Seashore paspalum)
    • Trees
    • Plants
  • Existing base of specialists with local knowledge
  • Existing relationships with senior government officials
what tli are offering2
What TLI are offering
  • Stage 1: Pre-construction
      • Selection of Golf Course Architect
      • Site inspection & analysis
      • Liaise with client regarding project parameters
      • Provide / Work with Masterplan
      • Project co-ordination with architects & engineers
      • Budgeting & construction scheduling
      • Environmental auditing
      • Selection of approved sub-contractors and equipment suppliers
      • Employment of staff and labor
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What TLI are offering
  • Stage 2: Construction
      • Surveying & staking
      • Bulk earthworks and grading
      • Main and Sub-surface drainage
      • Installation of Irrigation system and Pump House
      • Fine shaping
      • Turfing & grow-in
      • Landscaping (Soft & Hard)
      • Cart paths
what tli are offering4
What TLI are offering
  • Stage 3: Post construction
      • GPS as built documentation
      • Maintenance and Management services
      • Landscape planting and restoration
      • Erosion control
how will tli ensure that the golf course is leading edge
How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge
    • Purchasing
      • Not tied to any particular supplier or product providers
      • Can select most applicable / most economic product at all times
    • Supplier Audits
      • Ensure that suppliers used are capable of providing what is required
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How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge
    • TLI can oversee:
      • Environmental Impact
      • Soil / Product Testing
    • Local team with Local Knowledge
    • Grow our own grass
    • Have our own Phuket Nursery
    • Developed staff training programs
how will tli ensure that the golf course is leading edge2
How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge
    • Use of modern turf-management strategies
    • Young and Dynamic management team
    • Fully computerized record keeping processes
    • Up to date with current industry developments
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How will TLI ensure that the Golf Course is leading edge
    • Knowledge of and experience dealing with salt affected / seaside locations
    • Extensive use, study and testing of warm season turfgrasses applicable for use in Thailand including Zoysia, Bermudagrass and Seashore Paspalum
    • Proven successful projects in Phuket / Phang Nga
    • Prior world-renowned tournament experience
    • Active involvement in the Golf Course Industry
    • Understanding of issues relating to completing projects in Thailand
    • Access to qualified staff who want to work with us
success stories
Success Stories

TLI and our Management team have been involved with the following successfully completed projects

  • International
    • Hillview Golf Club, Perth, Australia
    • Bonnie Doon Golf Club, Sydney, Australia
    • Fancourt Golf and Country Club, South Africa
    • Selborne Golf Club, South Africa
    • Royal Cape Golf Club, South Africa
  • Asia
    • Pun Hlaing Golf Club, Myanmar
    • Hong Kong Golf Club, Hong Kong
    • Kau Sai Chau Public Golf Course, Hong Kong
    • Hong Kong Disneyland
    • Shek-O Golf Club, Hong Kong
    • Clearwater Bay Golf and Country Club, Hong Kong
  • Phuket
    • Barama Bay – Jumeirah Private Island
    • Karon Stadium
    • The Plantation – Phuket
    • Ocean Breeze Resort
    • Sai Khao Private Residences
success stories1
Success Stories
    • “We have worked with Ben and Tropical Landscaping International on several projects in Phuket together with International landscape designers. We can highly recommend the service we have received and look forward to working with them again”

Anthony James, Pacvest Group

    • “Tropical Landscaping International was the first company that I thought of to be involved with these projects, due to their previous experience and expertise in the Asian region and ability to provide a cost-effective, yet world class, golfing facility.”

Steven Nelson, S.P.A. International

    • “I have been personally impressed by the dedication, passion and adaptability of both Ben and Tropical Landscaping International, and believe that they add great value to our status as a premium golf course destination. I would not have any hesitation in recommending Tropical Landscaping International for any role in the golf course or landscaping field.”

Ms. Jintana Sungsuwan, Pun Hlaing Golf Club

    • “During my years working as a Project Manager in Thailand I have yet to come across a Landscaping company as knowledgeable, well resourced, adaptable and helpful as Tropical Landscaping International.”

Robert Pfingstein, DMG Thailand

    • TLI team are innovators within the golf course business
    • TLI are financially stable
    • Our team are investors
    • We are familiar with the site
    • TLI have offices in Phuket and Hong Kong
    • We want the project and will not let you down
  • ONE team
  • Hungry to win
  • Fully resourced
  • Passionate to deliver!


Alec Pettigrew – Managing Director

Tel: +852 9467 9391

Ben Davis – Head Consultant – Asia Pacific

Tel: +668 7388 7790

Darren Moseley – Managing Director ASL

Tel: +852 9030 6046

Phuket Office

19/9 Moo 7

Srisoonthorn Road

Thalang District

Phuket 83110


Hong Kong Office

Kam Chung Building, 2nd Floor

54 Jaffe Road


Hong Kong