a little ABOUT us and what we do

(Hint: AWARD-WINNING golf course design)


  • Site Selection / Evaluation
  • Golf Course Development Master Planning
  • New Golf Course Design (Public, Private, Municipal & Resort)
  • Golf Course Renovations / Restorations
  • Cost Estimates
  • Construction Documents & Specifications
  • Construction Supervision

“The quality of his golf course designs and their methodical transformation on to the landscape put him into the highest classification of the profession.”

Michael J Hurdzan
Past President, American Society of Golf Course Architects​


Barry Serafin, a former lead designer for Jack Kidwell and Dr. Michael Hurdzan, has been designing, renovating, and restoring golf courses since 1987. At Serafin Golf Course Design, our experience in golf course design, landscape architecture, golf course construction, environmental conservation, agronomy, sustainable design and golf course maintenance is integrated throughout the project to produce an innovative design. Designing and constructing a golf course is more complex than most people could ever imagine. We use our extensive experience and vision to seamlessly blend this multifaceted process with the project objectives. Our success is driven by our ability to consistently produce golf courses that golfers enjoy playing time and time again.  

natural, sustainable, eco-friendly

Our golf courses are designed to conform to the natural flow of the land. Our designs are innovative, safe, challenging for all golfers, easy to maintain and stand the test of time. We strive to preserve, enhance and strategically incorporate the natural features of the site to create a visually stimulating and challenging golf course. We believe our responsibility is to expose the existing character of the land and to reveal what nature has already designed. With each course we strive to preserve the natural features of the site and minimize the impact of man and machinery. It is our obligation to protect, improve and even create new environmentally sensitive habitats that compliment the natural beauty, strategy and environmental alliance of the golf course.​

creative, challenging, award-winning designs

Each project is a new challenge that we take very seriously. Starting with our initial review of the project through planning, design, construction, marketing and opening, we take a very hands-on approach with the golf course as well as assisting the owner with the intricate development process. Our courses are designed to be enjoyed by golfers of all playing levels, forgiving to beginners and challenging to the low handicap player. We achieve this by incorporating multiple tee positions that play from various angles, strategic bunker locations, and subtle contours throughout the golf course. Our hands-on philosophy has resulted in our designs receiving recognition in major industry publications like Golf DigestGolfweek, and GOLF Magazine, as well as many local and regional publications. We are committed to making golf more enjoyable through responsible, creative golf course design.​

“He has a thorough understanding of blending the natural elements with man-made features. Barry has shown great sensitivity in preserving areas of ecological significance.

Jack Kidwell
Former President, American Society of Golf Course Architects

your project – our passion

After understanding our client’s objectives and any existing natural limitations, our commitment is to design an unsurpassable golf course. Our dedication is to deliver a design service that is unequaled, extending from the drawing board to the completion of your golf course. We do not believe you need to spend a spectacular amount of money in order to get a spectacular golf course. Designing projects that are sympathetic to the surrounding environment, creates golf courses that are financially and environmentally responsible. At Serafin Golf Course Design, we have the vision and passion to take your project beyond where you imagined it could be.