"Smooth Flow"

“Smooth Flow,” featured in the Spring 2014 issue of By Design Magazine, outlines insights by American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) Pace of Play Committee members about how golf course design influences pace. ASGCA is playing a leading role in efforts to make golf quicker, and the groundbreaking role of pace of play expert Bill Yates is noted in the article.


[excerpt] “Research by specialists such as Bill Yates of California-based Pace Manager Systems hows clearly that the absolute pace of a round is not necessarily golfers’ biggest concern. Rather the amount of time spent waiting to play shots is what causes people to complain about slowness on the course…”  --Staff Authors


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Click here to learn how Bill Yates and his Pace Designer Systems program recognize the uniqueness of each course and provide insights about the future impact of major design decisions, while the course is being designed, redesigned, or renovated. Pace Designer Systems optimizes the flow of play in a course under construction and provides tools to manage play from opening day.


  • "Our members and guests couldn’t be more pleased!"

    Cary Corbitt, Director of Sports & Operations

    Harbour Town Golf Links, South Carolina
  • "Magnifique!"

    Alexis Davet, General Manager

    Golf de la Grande Bastide, Provence
  • "Bill Yates is the Guru of pace of play."

    Paul Spengler, Executive VP

    Pebble Beach Golf Links, California

Client Courses

  • Desert Willow Golf Resort

    Palm Desert, California

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