Classic Golf Management brings a wealth of knowledge to our clients in the area of golf course development and construction management through our partnership with Links Crafters. Utilizing this partnership, we participate in the process from the conception phase to the maturation phase. Throughout the project, Classic Golf Management is intimately involved which enables a smooth transition from construction to the start-up phase. In renovation projects, Classic Golf Management works to provide owners with an exceptional finished product that also improves operational efficiencies.

Our construction management team provides golf, infrastructure, and vertical construction services, including:

  • Preparation of detailed budgets.
  • Collaborating with golf course and clubhouse design professionals in the preparation of plans and specifications.
  • Performing construction management services, including selection and coordinating of contractors, cost oversight, and inspections.
  • Assisting the golf architect in the routing plan, limits of cleaning, and overall coordination with surrounding development activity.

Links Crafters is a golf course construction company that takes pride in its work, and it shows in the finished product. For example, when we complete a golf course renovation, it’s difficult to tell we were ever there. Except, of course, for the noticeable improvements. We ensure this result by using the appropriate size equipment that is most suited for the task at hand. It’s one thing to know what to do; it’s another to carry it out on time and on budget.

Who We Are

Classic Golf Management partners with Links Crafters and is a Division of Frizzell Construction Co., Inc. with its main office in the Atlanta metro area

What We Do

Links Crafters provides a full range of golf construction services from renovation, restoration, and consulting to new golf course projects. Along with golf course construction services, as a division of Frizzell Construction, we offer full general contracting construction divisions to provide a total development package – including clubhouses and maintenance buildings.

Familiarity With the Golf Industry

The people at Links Crafters and Frizzell Construction are very familiar with golf and golf operations, resulting in this being of extraordinary benefit to the clients. Our professional staff has in-depth experience in all facets of golf course construction and includes a PGA Professional, Landscape Architect, and a Class A Golf Course Superintendent.

The People That Run the Show

Milton Abell

The same person who managed the construction of our first project in Marietta heads Links Crafters. Milton is a graduate of the University of Georgia with an Agronomy degree. He is a PGA professional who has played in Georgia State Open and the Georgia PGA Championship. For 8 years Milton did double duty at the University as manager of UGA’s Golf Course and as the Golf Coach. He has served on the board of directors for the Georgia PGA, the Georgia Golf Course Superintendents Association, and the Georgia Turf Grass Association. He founded Classic Golf Management, and he has been involved in the construction, development, and management of numerous courses.

Randy Nichols

The Director of Construction for Links Crafters. He is a graduate of Mississippi State University with a degree in Agronomy specializing in Turf Grass Management. He is past president of the Golf Course Superintendents of America and the Golf Course Superintendents of Georgia. He was a construction manager for the construction of Brookfield Country Club and Willow Springs Country Club in Atlanta. For 27 years he was the golf course superintendent for Cherokee Town and Country Club of Atlanta, GA.

Ben Frizzell, Jr.

Ben is president of the parent corporation. His father, in 1929 – designed, constructed, owned, and operated Blue Ridge Golf Course near Bristol, Tennessee. Frizzell, Jr., born in 1935, grew up at Blue Ridge and helped maintain and run the course until it closed in 1954. Frizzell, Jr. has won several tournaments, held two course records, and played in the Japan Open, the Japan Public Links Championship, the Philippine American Championship, the Air Force World-Wide, and the Southern Amateur.

We are pleased to have served the following clients:

City Club Marietta
Marietta, GA
Course Renovation

Wildcat Cliffs Country Club
Highlands, N.C.
Greens Renovation

University of Georgia Golf Course
Athens, GA
New Practice Facility
(Tee, Bunkers & Target greens)

Greystone Golf Club
Dickson, TN
New 18 Hole Construction

Port Armor Resort & Country Club
Greensboro, GA
Greens Renovation

St. Ives Country Club
Duluth, GA
Various Renovations

Atlanta National Golf Course
Alpharetta, GA
#13 Tee & Fairway

Highlands Country Club
Highlands, NC
18 Hole Renovation

Pine Isle Resort
Buford, GA
Greens Renovation

Country Club of Bristol
Bristol, TN
18 Hole Renovation

Almanance Country Club
Burlington, NC
18 Hole Renovation

The First Tee / John A. White Park
Atlanta, GA
Driving Range/9 Hole Renovation

The Farm Golf Club
Rocky Face, GA
Various Renovations

Cherokee National Golf Club
Gaffney, S.C.
18 Hole Renovation

The Virginian Golf Club
Bristol. VA
Various Renovations

St. Simons Country Club
St. Simons Island, GA
Bunker Renovation

The Honors Course
Ooltewah, TN
Greens Surround Renovation

Raleigh Country Club
Raleigh, NC
Bunker Renovation

Green Meadows Country Club
Alcoa, TN
9 Hole Renovation

West Lake Country Club
Augusta, GA
Short Game Practice, Driving Range
Tee Renovation

Sunset Country Club
Sumter, SC
18 Hole Renovation

Charlotte Country Club
Charlotte, NC
18 Hole Renovation

Forest Heights Country Club
Statesboro, GA
18 Hole Renovation

Champion Hills Golf Club
Hendersonville, NC
Various Renovations

Evans Heights Golf Club
Claxton, GA
9 Hole Construction

The Farms Country Club
Wallingford, CT
Bunker & Greens Renovation

Bridgemill Golf & Country Club
Canton, GA
Renovation and Drainage