Master Golf Course Shapers
Shaping golf course designs into artistic
“ Home of the 2013 National Games Tournament”
Shenyang Northern Bear Golf Club, #9 & #18 greens , Shenyang, China
My father "Skip" and I, continue to carry on a tradition that was started by my grandfather as master shapers. My
father has over 40 years of experience and I have over 25 years experience as golf course shapers. We have had the honor
of working with some of the best people in the business over the years. We have been fortunate enough to continue to do
what we love so much, in the U.S. and internationally each year, adding new experiences and business relationships to our
portfolio. We have been shaping internationally for more then 20 years.
The architects we have shaped for include; Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Weiskopf, Arthur Hills, Johnny Miller,
Nick Faldo, Colin Montgomerie, Hale Irwin, Ron Garl and Pete Dye, just to name a few.
Whistling Rock C.C. Chuncheon, Korea- “Voted #1 Best New Golf Course In Korea 2012” Golf Magazine
and Golf Magazine Korea
At International Shaping Concepts our goal is to provide the absolute best golf course shaping and artistry in the industry. We
take every opportunity to enhance and create every last detail envisioned by the architects. We use our abilities to create and fine tune
all of the golf course features by using the blueprints, sketches, and verbal input of the architect to create beautiful and functional works
of art. While binding ourselves to the architectural interpretations of the project, we are committed to excellence throughout the entire
construction process. Prices fluctuate a great deal between independent shapers, generally as the saying goes, “you get what you pay
for”, if their price is low then the capability and creativity you will get for your project will usually be low as well.
After many years in the industry we have heard people say many times that their piece of land, their project, and their design is
going to be special. It is apparent to us that we must always perform at the highest levels possible for each client to ensure that this is in
fact the case with every golf course that we work on. It is necessary to better ourselves and keep the creativity flowing without becoming
repetitive in our ideas and the way we view each piece of land. On many projects the pressure on the shapers is extreme for many
reasons and comes from many different directions. There is always the pressure to interpret the architectural visions for the project
correctly and carry those visions from the beginning over many months to the end of the construction process.
As master shapers we are there to save you money and bring the project to its greatest potential. We are competitive in our
pricing and try to keep costs to the client as low as possible, so our speed and our ability to grasp the shaping concept for the project
quickly, is what really saves you a lot of money. By shortening the span of time it takes to do the artistically complex work we can keep
the cost for shaping at a rate over all that you would pay lower caliber shapers over a longer period of time, for lower quality work. We
are familiar with every aspect of building a golf course and can perform the processes on any project anywhere and for anyone.
International shapers are adventurers, artists, managers and interpreters of the architect and their expressed ideas and visions for each
project. The shapers you choose will make a profound difference in the outcome of your projects, rating and their value.
Robert A. Pedigo
Master Shaper/ Consultant
Sanyosoo Golf Resort Photos
Bangok, South Korea
Designed & Shaped By: Robert A. Pedigo
Complete Finish Shaping and Equipment Operation
Bulk material management
Sub-contractor management assistance
Blueprint comprehension and Design application
Secondary road construction
Building foundation excavation & compaction
Erosion control and water shed retention
Storm drainage Installation
Sewer line installation
Water line installation
Detailed Sand Bunker and Green Finishing Work
Our two principle master shapers have a combined total of more then 65
years experience shaping golf courses in 9 different countries and have
shaped on more than 70 golf course projects. We have worked with many
of the top golf course designers in the world, totaling more then 40 golf
course designers. We bring that knowledge to every golf course project
we work on, to assist your company in the construction of the most
beautiful and functional championship golf courses in the world.
Our Latest Bunker Photos
Whistling Rock CC. Chuncheon, South Korea
We offer in the field design concepts as well as sketches and contouring to present the vision of the architect to the client. We have a
professional relationship with several top golf course design companies, landscape design companies and contractors to assist you from the
very beginning to create the correct master plan and vision for the entire project. ISC representatives will work with the golf course designers
and all contractors involved to ensure the project is constructed at the highest level possible. Our onsite management assistance is second to
none, as our representative is there onsite throughout the project. The shapers we provide can accomplish any detailed shaping features on
the project, will work with all of the various designers to help create the right look for the golf course and have at least 25 years or more
experience shaping golf courses. We are very honored to bring to your project the newest concepts in golf course design assistance, feature
shaping and incorporate all of the history and experience we have into the project as well. Professional consultation and assisting in the
coordination of all phases of construction throughout the process is where we can make a positive financial difference in your project.
Whistling Rock C.C.- Hole #4, Chuncheon, South Korea
Robert W. Pedigo “Skip”
“I recently worked with Skip Pedigo on my new project Wolf Golf Club, Lithuania. He worked as head shaper and construction
supervisor. His skills in shaping, quality and flow of construction were excellent. As a golf course architect I have never worked with a shaper
who has been more devoted to his work. He gives all his passion and personal pride to make sure of a good result. During the construction
process we were forced to make changes in small design elements to achieve a better landscape integration and function on site. He has a
lovely fantasy and has many good ideas to solve all kinds of problems which can appear during a shaping process. I would like to work with him
on future projects if available, and I can assure you he would be a tremendous asset for any contractor and client."
Benestam Golf Course Design
Stockholm, Sweden 8th March 2009.
Johan Benestam M.Sc. Golf Course Architecture
Robert A. Pedigo “Rob”
Thanks for a great effort at Sunridge Canyon”
Picture below: #14, #16 Greens , Sunridge Canyon Golf Course
Robert A. Pedigo “Rob”
4530 E. Shea Blvd
Phoenix, AZ 85028
#1 Fairway Chileno Bay Golf Resort Par 5
#8 Green From Landing Area Chileno Bay Golf Resort
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Robert Pedigo. I have recently worked with Robert on our Chileno Bay project in
Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Robert was employed by the golf course contractor as one of three shapers on the project.
Robert performed very well at Chileno Bay under trying circumstances. Neither he or I had worked with the golf course contractor prior to the
project, and the scope and desired quality were more than the contractor had ever been asked to perform. Initially they struggled very much
to achieve any measure of our desired goals. When Robert was brought on board, there was a marked improvement in many aspects of both
the shaping, quality, and flow of construction.
Robert’s ability to see the big picture of the daily needs of the project were so very helpful on a job that lacked strong
supervision. He was able to help move things forward in a positive manner without generally stepping on toes or adding friction.
In 10 years with Fazio design, on over 15 projects, I have run across very few individuals who have taken so much personal pride and
ownership of the work they were performing. In Robert’s situation on the project, the easy thing to do would have been to cave to pressure
and perform at a level that would have benefited the contractor, but not resulted in a well built golf course. Robert’s efforts at always
ensuring work was performed properly is a testament to his nature and work ethic. Simply stated, much of the success of the golf course is
due to Robert.
I can not give a strong enough recommendation for Robert. He would be most welcome on any future project I am working
on, and would be a tremendous asset for any designer or contractor.
Fazio Golf Course Designers
Robert A. Pedigo “ Rob”
Douglas Beach Golf Course Design
138 Terry’s Plain Road
Simsbury, Connecticut 06070
Heritage Hill #10 green
September 9, 2006
To whom it may concern:
It is my pleasure to write this letter of recommendation for Mr. Robert Pedigo “Rob”, who was the lead shaper at Heritage Hill
Golf Club outside of Louisville, Kentucky. Rob was responsible for the rough grading and formation of the tees, fairways, bunkers and
green complexes. He was also in charge of the detail shaping and finish work for the entire golf course.
Rob and I worked closely together during all of the construction process. Right from the start he took the time to find out what I
wanted as the project designer. He was cooperative, innovative and a pleasure to work with. Robs’ talent as well as his attention to detail
produced a golf course which I am most proud of. He is without question one of the best shapers that I have worked with over the last
twenty five years.
Therefore, I do not hesitate to and in fact I most enthusiastically recommend Rob Pedigo for any golf course construction work
you may be considering. I know you will not be disappointed.
Please feel free to call me for a more personal reference.
Douglas K. Beach
Heritage Hill #6, Par 4
Heritage Hill #15, Par 3