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Bay Shaping Limited redefine conventional excavation boundaries, fusing creativity with natural elements.  Explore unique designs that breathe life into terrain, offering a blend of artistry and ingenuity and step into a world where the earth becomes a canvas.
We invite you to witness the magic of 'Creative Earthworks'.


What We Offer



Efficient. Reliable. Exceptional Service

Bay Shaping Limited specialises in golf course construction. Offering services to replicate existing designs or create unique freestyle form according to client preferences or predetermined plans. Renowned for our expertise, entrusted by several golf course architects and recognised as one of New Zealand's top golf course shapers. With a commitment to creativity, precision and quality, Bay Shaping Limited brings visions to life, crafting exceptional golfing experiences for enthusiasts worldwide.

At Bay Shaping Limited, we don't just shape the land –

We shape experiences.


Where Earth Meets Artistry.

At Bay Shaping Limited we believe in transcending guidelines, harnessing the power of imagination, and reshaping landscapes with unparalleled creativity.  We push the boundaries of conventional earthworks, thinking outside the box to bring our clients' visions to life.  With limitless imagination at our core, we embark on every project with a commitment to innovation and excellence. Sculpting majestic landforms to crafting naturalistic environments, we specialise in transforming spaces into works of art.

Join us on a journey where imagination knows no bounds and the potential of earth is truly infinite.

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Unlock the Beauty of Your Outdoor Space

Bay Shaping Limited is your premier destination for landscaping solutions. Harmonising with nature and celebrating native flora and fauna. We specialise in creating lifestyle spaces that offer a private sanctuary for our clients. Seamlessly blending elements of rock features, waterways, and wetlands into stunning landscapes.  We understand that your outdoor space is more than just a yard, it's an extension of your way of living. Whether you're seeking a tranquil retreat or an outdoor entertainment oasis, we will work closely with you to implement a bespoke solution that exceeds your expectations.  From concept to completion, Bay Shaping Limited is dedicated to delivering exceptional results tailored to your unique earthworks visions and needs.

Company director and head shaper, Dave Graham has more than 25 years’ experience working in the golf course industry; 20 of which as a specialist shaper operating excavators and dozers. He has built a reputation as one of New Zealand’s sought after golf course shapers.  Dave has qualifications for turf management and tracks, wheels, and rollers endorsement.


Behind the coalface of Bay Shaping Limited are personable administration skills.  Kirsty is Bay Shaping Limited's company director and administrator.  With qualifications in business management and administration experience, Kirsty works effectively behind the scenes.  It is her hard work that keeps the business running.  She will answer all web enquiries and emails; co-ordinate schedules and answer any questions involving the bottom line of your project.  You will occasionally spot Kirsty helping Dave on site operating a dumper or on the ground shooting levels.

When Dave is not on a golf course, he is delivering his knowledge and experience to clients on new architectural build sites and property flips.  Equipped with a unique skillset, a high performing 5-ton excavator and a passion for natural surrounds, he enjoys delivering quality, creative landscape earthworks to match your new bespoke home.

Bay Shaping Limited are approachable and flexible to consider any creative project.  We promise to deliver service efficiently while always keeping in mind the finer details involved to finish.



Our Roots in Bay Shaping Limited


Why we do it

John Spraggs

Royal Wellington Golf Club

I am happy to recommend Dave Graham as a shaper / operator of golf course shaping equipment to the highest degree.  I had the pleasure of working with Dave for a little over two years and he did some outstanding work, Dave is a good communicator he is very reliable, punctual and is a skilled operator who exceeded all of our expectations.

Neil Weber

Omanu Golf Course

Bay Shaping has provided services for our currently underway course master plan upgrade that started in 2022. They have an excellent understanding of what makes a fantastic golf experience for players when building new holes and the associated infrastructure – we highly recommend their work

Scott Macpherson

Golf Course Architect

Millbrook Resort, Royal Wellington GC,

Miramar GC

I have worked with Dave on various projects in NZ and the UK. Over the last 15 years I have admired his shaping ability, attitude and team-leadership abilities. He has great knowledge of how to make a golf course and is an asset on any golf construction project.

Max Arrowsmith

Visionary Voyager

If you are looking to transform your space, look no further. Dave and Kirsty run a great operation, are very transparent and were easy to deal with every step of the way. Dave’s talent on the digger is exceptional and his vision for the space far exceeded our own. We couldn’t be happier with the result. Seriously, stop looking, you have found the company to get your job done. Thanks Kirsty and Dave

Dave Agnew

Smallgusta, Oropi

We engaged Bay Shaping Ltd to rescue a prototype mini golf project called ‘Smallgusta’.  We were under pressure but we were instantly impressed, relieved and grateful we had a proficient operator who communicated well and made sure we got it right. After we saw what he could do in a short manner of time we let him go a step further, creating a 60m steep clay bank into an undisputed feature of the golf course with landscaped steps, embedded rocks and a smooth rolling embankment.

It was easy for us to trust Dave.  He is straight up and thinks of the best outcome - something we cherished after previous experiences as newcomers to construction. Dave's skills on the machinery are legendary and worth every cent. We have also enjoyed the easy, professional dealings with Kirsty in the Bay Shaping office. They are positive operators and we look forward to working with them into the future.

My business partner and I fully endorse Bay Shaping Ltd for those special, individual projects that require the best with some creative license.


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