Golf Course Architects
Contour Golf Design Group (Contour Golf) provides a range of services for Golf Course Architecture, Masterplanning and Landscape Design.
Founded in February 2009 (as Davey Shearer Golf Design) and based in Melbourne, Australia (with an office in Beijing, China), Contour Golf is committed to producing world class golf course developments that showcase design innovation, environmental responsibility and a respect for the traditions of the game of golf. We design courses to be challenging, rewarding and enjoyable to play.
What we do
- Assessment & Feasability Studies
- Project Masterplanning
- Permit Applications
- Golf Course Design
- Landscape Design
- Golf Course Safety Audit and Analysis
- Resort & Residential Concept Planning
- Construction Supervision & Site Monitoring
Director & Senior Designer
Ben began his golf course design career when he joined Melbourne-based Cashmore Golf Design (CGD) in 1996. He gained significant experience overseas and was the Senior Designer responsible for many of that company’s projects in Australia, Vietnam and China. Ben left CGD in 2008 to form Davey Shearer Golf Design. He has worked on the design and construction of more than 40 existing and new golf course projects in Australia, China, Vietnam and Korea.
Ben was raised in Melbourne, where he learnt to play golf in the famous ‘Sandbelt’ region, home to many world class golf courses. The design of these courses made a lasting impression on Ben and he has clear views about what makes a great golf course.
Ben has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies (1993), and Graduate diplomas in Urban Planning (1998) and Landscape Architecture (2002), all from the University of Melbourne. He is a full member of the Society of Australian Golf Course Architects.
Ben lives on the Mornington Peninsula, where he plays regularly on the dozens of local renowned golf courses. He is also a 25 year member of Royal Melbourne Golf Club, where he plays to a single figure handicap.
We are pleased to announce that Contour Golf Design has been appointed Golf Course Architects for the redevelopment of the Yowani Country Club. The Yowani Board invited several golf course architects to prepare Concept Plans as part of the bidding process, and...read more
The new 9th, 18th and practice greens are completed and growing in at Mornington Golf Club. The work, which was mainly completed by the Club's staff, commenced in late August. The 9th hole will be a far better hole with its new green moved about 30 metres left and...read more
The Mildura Golf Resort has commenced the golf course works required for the final stage of their residential development to proceed. The residential development consists of a further 32 allotments making the total 104. The 32 allotments require the land currently...read more
Melbourne Office (Main Office)
PO Box 311 Mount Martha,
T. +61 (0) 434 637 585
Room 606, Unit 5 No. 180 Briyuan Road Chaoyang District, Beijing, CHINA
T. +86 13901958982
Ground floor, Rosana Building
60 Nguyen Dinh Chieu St, Dakao Ward, District 1
Ho Chi Minh City, VIETNAM
T. +84 (0)983212421