Pace Designer Systems

For golf course architects, owners, managers, and anybody else who is designing, redesigning, or renovating a golf course! Pace Designer Systems optimizes the flow of play while the course is being built and provides tools to manage play from opening day.

[Photo: Bill and golf course architect David McLay Kidd discussing the Castle course at St Andrews]


Golf course design is one of the Five Major Factors that Impact the Pace of Play™. The golf course architect sets the bar - how long it should take to play the course. The golf course management team determines how long it does take, through their day-to-day management practices. Pace Designer Systems helps the architect and the owner/managers be on the same page in order to deliver the best product and generate the most income.


Pace Designer Systems recognizes the uniqueness of each course and provides insights about the future impact of major design decisions, while the course is being designed, redesigned, or renovated.


How Pace Designer Systems benefits the golf course architect:

  • Helps the architect fine tune the course design for optimal day-to-day use
  • Helps the architect select the best routing for the course
  • Gives the architect another deliverable: an "Owner's Manual" for managing the course

How Pace Designer Systems benefits the golf course owner/manager:

  • Provides insights about how play on the course will flow, before the course is designed or redesigned
  • Gives the specific tools to use for training staff and managing the course from opening day
  • Allows the management team to begin on the first day with effective management practices unique to the course, and confidence instead of trial and error

Contact us for more information or a free consultation to hear your concerns and answer your questions.


Read more about Bill Yates' approach:

         "Engineering Giddyap into Golf" - Golfweek

         "Quick, Quick, Slow" - Golf Course Architecture

         "Designed for Speed" - Golf Inc.

          Other articles






  • "I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for us."

    Shawn Smith, Director of Golf

    Pebble Beach Resort, California
  • "Thanks to you, the pace of play was better than it’s been in years, even during the Thursday and Friday rounds."

    Dawn Coe-Jones, LPGA Tour Player

    U.S. Women's Open Championship, Pumpkin Ridge, Oregon
  • "The pace of play in this championship was better than it has ever been."

    David Pepper, R&A Championship Comm. Chair

    The Open Championship, Muirfield, Scotland

Client Courses

  • Pebble Beach Resort

    Pebble Beach, California

More than 150 courses around the world use Pace Manager Systems. view all...


Getting Started

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