Golf Links Inc. was founded on the principle that golf should be fun and affordable. To achieve this simple principle, we design our courses to be architecturally sound, agronomically correct and economically feasible.
Our designs are modeled so that maintenance costs are reasonable, and the debt of the course is not a burden. All of our previous clients are still in business making reasonable profits.
We build courses that golfers enjoy and return to play. Our design
philosophy revolves around making the golf course fit the site.The term "minimalist design" may have become popular by some of today's designers, but we have been practicing this design philosophy since we began building courses back in the 80's when many were moving millions of yards of earth.
Site selection is the single most important factor in building a quality golf course that is enjoyable for players of all levels. It is also a key to keeping course construction costs and long-term maintenance costs reasonable without sacrificing quality.
Jerry Lemons is president and owner of Golf Links Inc. Mr. Lemons has been involved with golf course design and construction since 1982. A graduate of Murray State University, Jerry began his career working on the Kidwell - Hurdzan Designed course at Murray State University as a golf course superintendent.
Jerry's first solo design came in 1984 when word of his talent reached Princeton Country Club in Kentucky. Jerry's redesign of the Perry Maxwell layout was so successful that Old Hickory Country Club in Old Hickory, Tennessee hired Jerry for the redesign. In 1985 Jerry formed Golf Links Inc. and since then has provided golf course design services, construction management, turf grass management and business services to clients.
It is Daniel's philosophy that a golf course should be designed with sustainability at the forefront. One major aspect of sustainability is lowering maintenance needs in order to keep cost down over the long run. This spurred him, immediately after graduation, to pursue a position as an assistant course superintendent where his goal was to learn the ins and outs of the profession, and to learn to identify ways in which an architect can reduce hours in maintenance while still producing an excellent course.
In the spring of 2013, Daniel was hired by Golf Links Inc. to learn under the direction of established golf architect Jerry Lemon.
Daniel received his B.S. in Landscape Architecture with a focus on Urban Planning and Entrepreneurship from Ball State University in 2012. While in college, Daniel worked in golf course construction, including a stint at Augusta National for an outsourced golf course construction company.
In over 25 years of design work, Jerry still focuses not only on building quality golf courses for new courses but assisting past clients with the operations of their clubs.
Mr. Lemons has contributed to numerous golf publications including Golf Course News, Golf Management and Executive Golfer and the USGA Green Section.