“The difference between a good golf course and a great golf course is in the little details - therefore it is imperative to plan your work and work your plan.”
Andrew Johnston has over 25 years experience in course design, golf course construction and turf grass management. Andy has been involved with a large list of successful projects around the world. Some of the international locations include Australia, Canada, Central America, China, Hawaii, Guam and Singapore. Domestically he has worked throughout the United States from Boston to Miami across the South into the Midwest including the Southwest, Mountain States and the entire West coast from Seattle to San Diego.
Andy’s experience is invaluable when it comes to any project. With his enthusiasm he provides the Signature Team with the knowledge, skills and vision to insure all projects finish within budget and on schedule. The acquisition of new projects, contract administration, client relations, construction oversight, design site visits, interfacing with contractors, budgeting, irrigation operations, agronomic consultation, developing grow-in programs and recommendations, are a small list of his many responsibilities.
Andy’s skills in construction scheduling are essential to planning a successful project timeline, which he will assist in the management of implementing progress schedules individually or collectively with project contractors and for the entire team. He will make frequent site visits to establish that the highest quality of construction is implemented and that the intent of the design is produced in the style and spirit the Signature Golf Design team created. He is the Senior Agronomic advisor for the team
Michigan State University
East Lansing , Michigan
Turf Grass Science
Phoenix Institute of Technology
Phoenix , Arizona
Architectural Drafting and Design
Computer Aided Drafting and Design
Signature Design Services, Jupiter, Florida Principal – President / Principal - Acquisitions of new projects, marketing, graphics and assisting with technical specifications, construction documents.
Couples Bates / Gene Bates Golf Design - Palm Beach Gardens , Florida - Vice President of Design and Construction Andy interacted with owners and contractors, generating construction cost estimates to ensure that the design meet the budget, preparing bid documents for the bidding process as well as over site of the the design and permit process. Andy often made site visits to insure the project was being build in keeping with the design.
Ranger Construction / Ranger Golf - West Palm Beach, Florida - Projects Manager Andy's direct responsibilities were the over site of all golf course construction during the period of his tenure. Andy played a key role in over site of high profile projects such as the TPC of Boston, which hosts an annual PGA Fed Ex Cup event.
Craft Farms - Gulf Shores, Alabama - Director of Maintenance / Head Golf Course Superintendent of a 54-hole facility Andy was directly responsible for the entire operations of the golf course maintenance program as well as the implementation of multiple grow-in projects.
Golf Course Consultants Inc - Orlando, Florida - Golf Course Construction Superintendent during Andy tenure with the company they built over 90 Arnold Palmer Design Golf Course around the world Andy was an intrical part to the construction of several high profile projects as well as providing agronomic support.
Andrew Johnston Principal / President