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.