Are you looking for short to mid-term help with freelance plan production, design, graphics or Civil Engineering?

Leaner and Meaner

There is little question that, in the golf design industry today, many organizations that were once large are now smaller. Smaller organizations are feeling the need to spend a great deal of their time developing business and maintaining relationships.  We’ve all had to become just a bit more resourceful and versatile to make a living as golf course architects.

Keeping Up with Technology

You may require services or technology that you don’t have the time or expertise to learn.  Greengrass Engineering has expertise in the latest CAD and graphical software in addition to a network of associates that allow us to offer just about any computer-based or graphical deliverable that might be required.

Help is Available

When the work is abundant and it doesn’t make sense to search for, hire, and train new staff, Greengrass Engineering is the solution for your short to mid-term staffing needs.  Before starting work, we will estimate the maximum number of hours that your job will require, giving you the peace of mind of knowing your maximum financial commitment for the exact services you’ve specified.

A Unique Combination of Skills and Experience

Our speed, accuracy and wide range of experience are what distinguish Greengrass Engineering from your other freelance production options.


Client relationships are central to Greengrass Engineering. We are committed to being accessible to you, earning your trust and delivering outstanding service every time.  We are in business to serve individual clients and we will not lose sight of that mission.

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Matt has the pulse of golf architecture. It begins with his background as a civil engineer and extends to his time in Scotland getting formal training. Add to this his trips across the British Isles to discover a deep appreciation for the soul of golf, and you have one terrific resource and loads of experience.
— Forrest Richardson, President of Forrest Richardson & Associates Golf Course Architects, ASGCA
In a world where recommendations seem to fly as often as my golf strokes or as airplanes landing, I offer this note of endorsement to identify Matt Schiffer as one of the best in our industry. He works in the industry for the right reason - to leave this game better than how he found it. He’s a student of architecture, and attempts to reflect this ideal in all of his work. He’s always learning, and brings this knowledge to those around him. He’s ready and able to get his hands dirty, and constantly shows his willingness to do so. I hope to have many more opportunities to work with Matt, either during the design phase, construction or grow-in. And, as always, playing the course together when it is complete.
— Andy Staples, President of Staples Golf Resources Group, ASGCA
I highly recommend Matt for all aspects of golf course design and engineering. He is very responsive to client needs and appreciates the nuances of golf course design. Golf Course Architecture is a craft and Matt is a true craftsman.
— Tim Liddy President at Tim Liddy / Associates, Inc.
We have had the pleasure of working with Matt on a recent time-sensitive project and I must say that we are most impressed with the quality of his work. He delivered a professional product on time and on budget. We will, without a doubt, be working with Matt on future projects!
— Brian Costello, Owner of JMP Golf Design Group, ASGCA
Matt is a high quality, detail oriented individual with a tremendous ability to execute the details of the design utilizing the latest in computer tools for graphics and construction document preparation. He is resourceful, energetic and committed to meet each and every deadline placed before him. I highly recommend Matt Schiffer to every golf course architecture firm, anywhere and anytime!
— David Dale, President of Golfplan, ASGCA
It has been a pleasure working with Matt whom we hired to help us with various engineering and graphical services on a number of golf course design projects we were and still are involved in. Matt is a great professional and a pleasure to communicate with - he is a good communicator, flexible to deal with and delivers great results on time and on budget. His skills are not only valuable to me - but also our clients.
— Philip Christian Spogárd, Owner of Spogárd & VanderVaart Golf Course Architects, EIGCA
With a solid background in the golf design industry and a good understanding of our requirements, Matt slotted seamlessly into my design team. Personable, professional, adaptable and very reliable, he helped me achieve the results I was after.
— Lyne Morrison, Owner of Lyne Morrison Golf Design, SAGCA
I am happy to provide a reference letter regarding the ability of Matt Schiffer. I was a colleague of his in the Golfplan office, which I founded in 1972. Matt performed very well in the technical matters of drawing preparation and design implementation. He was self-starting as needed and he could implement directives to create very high quality drawing results as was our company approach. Matt got along well with other staff members and was able to jointly solve deadline challenges. He had a firm focus on creating construction drawings or master layout plans that reflected the creative goals the drawings were meant to represent. His computer skills are excellent. I would have no reservations in considering the use of Matt’s experience and ability should the occasion arise in the future.
— Ronald Fream, Ronald Fream Golf Counsel