Classic Golf Hole Design: Using the Greatest Holes as Inspiration for Modern Courses / Edition 1

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Through historical research and precise artwork, the legendary teamof Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey Cornish search their vastexperience and design talents to provide coverage of classic holes,their components, and their replicas.

Classic Golf Hole Design presents unique golf holes along withreal-world examples of how designers have adapted them to othercourses around the world. Descriptions and illustrations of eachhole bring to life the technical science and aesthetic craft ofadaptation. Addressing the hole's basic design and its impact onthe golfer's game, golf holes are described with the designer inmind.

Graves and Cornish enrich their expert research and presentationwith surefooted methods and strategies for linking classic golfhole adaptations into a circuit of eighteen holes to show how acourse is formed. The book explores a multitude of courses,hundreds of golf holes, and countless features found on links thathave withstood the test of time.

Complete with hundreds of photographs and drawings, Classic GolfHole Design captures the liveliness and enthusiasm that have helpedkeep Graves and Cornish among the most active in their profession.This book is an inspiration to those on a quest for excellence ingolf course design and adds another dimension to the golfer'sunderstanding of the game that is "magic" to so many.

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Editorial Reviews

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"the book uses photographs and diagrams generously to illustratethe various classic golf holes." (Landscape Architecture,May 2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471413721
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT MUIR GRAVES, a past president of the American Society ofGolf Course Architects, has designed, remodeled, and consulted onmore than 800 golf course projects throughout the United States andabroad. His firm, Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo Ltd. inBend, Oregon, is a pioneer in computer design technology relativeto golf course planning.

GEOFFREY S. CORNISH, a past president of the American Society ofGolf Course Architects, has designed 240 golf courses. He ispresident of his firm, Cornish, Silva, and Mungeam, Inc. inAmherst, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Damian Pascuzzo, ASGCA.



Chapter 1: Architecture and Art: The Nature of Golf CourseDesign.

Chapter 2: The History of Golf Course Architecture.

Chapter 3: Golf Holes Are Compositions.

Chapter 4: The Tradition of Replicating Classic Golf Holes.

Chapter 5: Broad Criteria for Classic Golf Holes.

Chapter 6: Specific Features of Classic Golf Holes.

Chapter 7: The Classic Golf Holes.




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