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






  • "Magnifique!"

    Alexis Davet, General Manager

    Golf de la Grande Bastide, Provence
  • "I can’t thank you enough for what you’ve done for us."

    Shawn Smith, Director of Golf

    Pebble Beach Resort, California
  • "Thanks to Pace Manager, we can now communicate with each other and our guests with facts."

    Brian Shaw, Head Golf Professional

    Doonbeg Golf Club, Ireland

Client Courses

  • US Open Championship

    Merion GC, Ardmore, Pennsylvania

  • Vail Golf Club

    Vail, Colorado

  • Desert Highlands Golf Club

    Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Wild Dunes Golf Resort

    Charleston, South Carolina

  • Jasper Park Lodge

    Jasper, Alberta, Canada

  • Harbour Town Golf Links

    Hilton Head, South Carolina

  • US Women's Open Championship

    Pumpkin Ridge GC, Port., Oregon

  • The Old Course

    St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland

  • Pennant Hills Golf Club

    New South Wales, Australia

  • The Coeur D'Alene Resort

    Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

  • Ancil Hoffman Golf Club

    Carmichael, California

  • Sanctuary Cove - The Palms

    Queensland, Australia

  • Desert Willow Golf Resort

    Palm Desert, California

  • Cog Hill Country Club

    Lemont, Illinois

  • Landsdowne Resort

    Landsdowne, Virginia

  • Poppy Hills Golf Course

    Pebble Beach, California

  • Bandon Dunes Golf Course

    Bandon, Oregon

  • City of Sac. Municipal Courses

    Sacramento, California

  • El Caballero Country Club

    Tarzana, California

  • Poppy Ridge Golf Course

    Livermore, California

  • The Bog

    Saukville, Wisconsin

  • Predator Ridge Resort

    Vernon, BC, Canada

  • City of Cal. Municipal Courses

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Golf de la Grande Bastide

    Provence, France

  • Mission Hills Country Club

    Rancho Mirage, California

  • Amelia Island Plantation

    Amelia Island, Florida

  • The Open Championship

    Muirfield GC, E. Lothian, Scotland

  • Doonbeg Golf Club

    Doonbeg, County Clare, Ireland

  • US Women's Open Championship

    Sebonack GC, Southampton, NY

  • HeatherGlen Golf Course

    Calgary, Alberta, Canada

  • Pebble Beach Resort

    Pebble Beach, California

  • Gleneagles Golf Course

    Perthshire, Scotland

  • Sanctuary Cove - The Pines

    Queensland, Australia

  • Singapore Island Country Club


  • Osprey Ridge at Disney World

    Lake Buena Vista, Florida

  • Doral Golf Resort & Spa

    Miami, Florida

  • Coronado Municipal Golf Course

    Coronado, California

  • Hong Kong Golf Club

    Hong Kong, New Territories

  • Ford's Colony Country Club

    Williamsburg, Virginia

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


Getting Started

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