Brad Bell has been designing and developing golf course projects since 1995. Prior to entering the world of golf course design and construction, he was a professional golfer for more than ten years, including two years on the PGA Tour and two years on the European Tour. Before that, he was a two-time All-American at UCLA where he earned a B.A in Economics in 1985. His extensive travels throughout the world exposed him to literally hundreds of the greatest courses all over the globe, from the Augusta Nationals and Pebble Beaches of the United States to the best courses in Europe and Asia. It is his familiarity with these great venues, both old and new, that has enabled him to design and build some of the most highly successful and well thought of courses in Northern California.
On his first several projects, Brad served as project manager as well as course designer. As such, he was responsible for concept analysis, project feasibility, financial planning, and architectural and construction management. These experiences taught him the importance of bringing in a project on time and on budget, as well as how to guide a project through the oftentimes lengthy and complicated permitting process. He has developed a reputation for getting the most out of every course he has designed, both from a land-use perspective and a budgetary one. He has worn virtually every hat involved in the process, from analyzing possible sites to striking the ceremonial first shot, and everything in between.
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