Schumacher, James

James Schumacher

Schumacher, James

Professional Member

+668 13092230
Aqua Turf International
Company Type
Professional Design Office
19940 Mona Road, Suite 2
Tequesta, Florida 33469
United States
  • Education

    B.S., Agronomy, Mississippi State University

  • Certifications

    Certified Texas Irrigator, IA Certified Level 2

Athletic Fields/complexesGolf CourseHousing Development/Residential
Specialities & Project References
  • Athletic Fields/complexes
  • Bollettieri Academy, Bradenton, Florida
  • Dodgertown, Vero Beach, Florida
  • Golf Course
  • El Camaleon at the Mayakoba Resort, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
  • Siam Country Club, Pattaya, Thailand
  • Skolkovo Golf Club, Moscow, Russia
  • Housing Development/Residential
  • Durrat Al Bahrain, Bahrain
  • Timber Pines Golf Community, Spring Hill, Florida
  • Southern Hills Plantation, Brooksville, Florida
  • Biography

    James B. (Jim) Schumacher draws from over forty years of experience in golf maintenance and construction experience.  During his career, Mr. Schumacher has served as a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS), Deputy Director of Parks and Recreation, a member of the PGA of America – Dixie Section, and is a member of the American Society of Irrigation Consultants (ASIC) as well as a Certified Texas Irrigator.  Mr. Schumacher’s experience in turf and as a golf professional helps him insure that the irrigation system is designed and installed to promote course playability in addition to quality irrigation standards.

    He prepared for his career with a degree in Agronomy – Turfgrass Management, from Mississippi State University and began specializing in irrigation as the Deputy Director of Parks for the City of Huntsville, AL.  In that position he was responsible for the maintenance and construction of two golf courses and hundreds of parks and athletic fields.  He knew the importance of irrigation as the building block of a quality turf maintenance program and implemented complete irrigation renovations on many of the parks.  In the process, the City of Huntsville, AL installed and operated the first computer controlled irrigation system used in parks maintenance, with over twelve parks controlled from a single computer.  In that position he developed a relationship with Rain Bird working closely in the product development of the Rain Bird Maxi and Maxicom systems.  That central control experience has been very helpful establishing ATI as a leader in commercial irrigation applications serving the largest developers in Florida including Centex Homes, Pulte Homes, Lennar Homes, WCI and LandMar.

    Mr. Schumacher realized the potential for the growth of golf and improved irrigation standards in Asia and opened the ATI office in Thailand in 2004.  He has lived and worked from Thailand full time every since, promoting quality irrigation and water use standards as well as independent irrigation consulting and design.  ATI has continued to expand its presence across Asia and the Middle East ever since.

  • Company Info

    Aqua Turf International (ATI) is an independent international irrigation consulting, design and mapping firm founded in 1996 by Jim Schumacher with offices in Jupiter, Florida (USA), Bangkok, Thailand, and a Chinese associate in Beijiing, China.  ATI specializes in golf irrigation as well as residential developments and commercial landscape irrigation.  ATI draws from nearly one hundred years of our staff’s combined experience in golf and irrigation.  Sean Hyduk and Trevor Holman represent ATI from the Jupiter, Florida office, while Mr. Schumacher operates from the Bangkok, Thailand office.  Le Mu (Thomas Muller) works from Beijiing.

    Quality turf and golf course playability are ATI’s primary goals as well as economic and environmental responsibility.  Our mission is to ensure quality turf and irrigation standards that meet or exceed the customers’ agronomic, economic and environmental needs while operating in a professional, timely and cooperative manner.  Aqua Turf International has designed irrigation systems throughout the United States and worldwide on golf, landscape and other applications.  Some of ATI’s notable clients include Nicklaus Golf Design, Greg Norman Golf Course Design, Gary Player Design, Dye Designs, Tom Fazio Golf Course Designers, IMG, and many others.

    ATI has provided irrigation design consulting, construction supervision and GPS mapping on dozens of notable golf courses and developments worldwide, such as:


    Omni Amelia Island Resort, Oak & Mark Course – Amelia Island, FL

    Floridian Yacht & Golf Club – Palm City, FL

    Roaring Gap Club – Roaring Gap, NC

    Ocean Reef Club – Key Largo, FL

    Loxahatchee Club – Jupiter, FL

    The Polo Club of Boca Raton – Boca Raton, FL

    Ibis Golf and Country Club – Palm Beach Gardens, FL

    Doral Resort and Spa – Great White Course, Miami, FL

    Palm Beach Country Club – Palm Beach, FL


    Sentosa Golf Club – Singapore