About Us

GDS Golf Design Services Ltd. is located in Canmore, Alberta, Canada in the heart of the Rocky Mountains. Established in 1980 by partners Les Furber and Jim Eremko, their design philosophy was influenced in part through their long association with Robert Trent Jones Sr., recognized as the “father” of modern golf course architecture.

Mr. Furber has spearheaded a design team whose portfolio includes a design range of courses from private to public, from resort to municipal and from real estate to executive. Versatility describes GDS.

GDS sports a unique international portfolio, including, in 1991, the first modern day course in the Czech Republic (Karlstejn Golf Resort), the first 18 hole course in Cuba (Varadero Golf Club) as well as courses in the USA, Switzerland and Germany.

Our reputation has been built on the foundation of creativity and originality. With our designs you will find that golf strategy and shot values are paramount. We maintain a strong balance between playability and challenge; playable but not penal, challenging but not intimidating. The design approach is innovative, visionary and with today’s ever changing ecological regulations, in tune environmentally.


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