Latest News

Latest News

  • Company name change

    We are pleased to announce the launch of Contour Golf Design Group! Evolving from Davey Shearer Golf Design, the company re-branding marks the next step in our development.   The new name and logo reflect the changing structure of the business and Director Ben Davey’s desire to collaborate and consult […]

  • San Remo

    A proposed golf course at San Remo near Melbourne may finally be a step closer.  Ben Davey has been involved in the project for various clients for nearly 20 years.  The latest plans include the 18 hole cliff top course, a hotel and holiday villas.  Below is a photo-realistic image […]

  • Mornington Golf Club new hole

    Construction is underway on the proposed ‘spare hole’ at Mornington Golf Club.  The hole plays directly at Port Phillip Bay with the Melbourne sky-line as a backdrop.  The par 3 will measure about 150m.

  • Mildura Stage 4

    Stage 4 of the redevelopment of Mildura Golf Course is set to commence next week with bulk earthworks for new holes 12 and 13 on a new parcel of semi-desert land adjacent to the course. Ben will visit next week.  Below are a few photos of completed Stage 2 taken […]

  • Perth visit

    Ben visited Perth last week to see how the new greens at Rottnest Island were fairing.  The course i really coming on but still requires more consistent water supply in the summer months.  The native Quakkas continue to enjoy digging up both greens and fairways, but little can be done […]

  • China visit

    Ben visited the Beijing Golf Show in March and caught up with many of his industry friends.  He also visited their course in Xiangyang and was disappointed to see the construction has been forced to stop after the grassing of just 6 holes.  The government has embarked on a tree planting […]

  • Mildura 8th green

    Stage 3 of the Mildura Golf Resort redevelopment is underway.  This stage includes the realignment of the 8th hole, and a new green and approach.  Eventually this hole will become a par 5 but for now remains a short par 4. Above is a view from about 50 metres short […]

  • Xiangyang construction continues

    Construction is cautiously proceeding on the first stage of the golf course which includes Holes, 1, 2, 3, 12, 13, 18 and the driving range. Several outstanding issues are delaying commencement of Holes 14-17, but they should start later this year. Bob visited the site in late September and worked […]

  • Putian site visit

    Ben and Jo visited Putian in July and inspected the completed 3rd nine holes, clubhouse progress and landscaping.  Ben has prepared Concept Plans for the clubhouse, driving range and entry road landscaping and circulation of cart traffic.   Although the 1st holes holes has opened, the overall development is still several years away from […]

  • Fushun putting course completed

    Ben recently visited Fushun to mark out mowing lines on their 36 hole putting course which will open in the next few weeks within a Theme Park, which is under construction, adjacent to Davey Shearer’s golf course, which was completed in 2010.  The landscaping is complete and the course looks great […]

  • Xiangyang project starts

    Construction is underway on Stage 1 of the Xiangyang Lumen Golf Course in Hubei Province. Bulk earthworks is underway on 6 holes and shaper, Bob Keene, will arrive next week (mid July) to start shaping bunkers.  Below are a few site photos taken in early July.  Left is the 1st hole […]

  • China visit

    Ben has just returned from 2 weeks in China where he firstly visted Shanghai, followed by a new 27 hole project in Xiangyang (Hubei Province).  The site is the best he’s seen in some time – and there are no mountains!  From there he headed to Beijing for the 2014 […]

  • Mildura Stage 3

    Stage 3 of the redevelopment of Mildura Golf Club will commence in 2014 following very sucessful sales of housing Lots for Stages 1 and 2.  Stage 3 will include the new 7th (a new green and surrounds for a par 3), 8th (a new par 5 which includes fairways works, […]

  • New Fujian project

    Ben Davey and Joseph Shi spent Chinese New Year in Fuzhou, China presenting plans for a new 27 hole project, located less than 100 km’s from their completed project at Putian.  The overall project includes a 5-star hotel, a ‘mountain’ spa resort, mountain villas, and a large area of medium and […]

  • Opening of Rottnest Island golf course

    On the 14th November the new Rottnest Island golf course was officially opened by Western Australian Sports Minister Mr Terry Waldron. Ben Davey attended the opening and played in the Clubs first Chairmans Cup over the new layout.  The course recieved a resounding thumbs up from all the members and guests […]

  • Fushun putting course

    Construction of the 36 holes putting course at Fushun, Liaoning Province, is underway at a frantic pace before winter sets in. Bob left the site last week and Ben has been handed the baton. Covering an area of about 3.5 hectares, and with ‘holes’ varying in length from 8 to […]

  • China visit

    Ben has just returned from 2 weeks in China where he visited their completed course at Fushun, Liaoning Province.  Davey Shearer have started construction on a new 36 hole ‘putting course’.  The ‘holes’ will wind their way up and down a hillside adjacent to the existing golf course and will form […]

  • Rottnest Island site visit

    Rottnest Island site visit (8-9th July) On Monday 8th July Ben visited Rottnest Island for what is likely to be the final construction visit. Construction of all 9 greens, plus the 1500m2 putting green, is complete and grassing is underway using Velvetine paspalum – a variety developed in Western Australia. Stage […]

  • Double Eagle site visit

    Double Eagle site visit (June 17-21st) Bob Shearer and Ben Davey visited their project at Double Eagle Golf Club, Beijing last week to check on progress.  Grassing of the back 9 is complete and in the grow-in phase.  Grassing of the front 9 greens and surrounds is underway.  Ben and […]

  • Benxi site visit

    Benxi site visit (April 12-15th) On 12th April Ben Davey visited their new project site near the city of Benxi in north-east China’s Liaoning Province.  The site, which is less than 100 kilometres from the North Korean border and about 150 kilometres from Davey Shearer’s completed project at Fushun, is located […]