Golf Course Design / Edition 1

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When it comes to golf course design, Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish are true masters. Over the past few decades, they have produced every type of course imaginable: long and short, entry level and upscale, courses built on ocean bluffs and swamps, courses located in the United States and around the world. Now, drawing on this vast experience and their popular golf course design seminars held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and nationwide for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Graves and Cornish share a wealth of expertise on all aspects of design and construction in this outstanding book.

Golf Course Design covers all of the major historic, aesthetic, business, and technical issues of the subject— from course layout, hole design, drainage, irrigation, and turf-grass selection to planning, financing, construction, and environmental considerations.

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Noting that golf courses are about the only sport playing field without standard dimensions and shape, introduces the context and parameters for designing a course that is exciting to players, easy on the maintenance budget and crew, and an asset to the environment and community. Experienced designers explore such aspects as selecting the site and routing the course, drainage, selecting turfgrass, financing, and training the golf-course architect. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471137849
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 460
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 10.16 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents


The History of Golf and Golf Course Design (R. Graves, et al.).

Planning the Course (R. Graves, et al.).

Selecting the Site and Routing the Course (R. Graves & G. Cornish).

The Design of a Golf Hole (R. Graves, et al.).

Planning Major Changes (R. Graves & G. Cornish).

Planning the Adjacent Real Estate (K. DeMay).

Practice Facilities, Short Courses, and Cayman Golf (R. Graves, et al.).


Constructing the Golf Course (R. Graves & G. Cornish).

Drainage (R. Graves & G. Cornish).

Golf Course Irrigation (J. Barrett).

Golf Courses on Derelict Land (W. Amick).

Grassing the Golf Course (R. Graves, et al.).

Turfgrass Selection for Golf Construction (J. Snow).

Construction Methods, Equipment, and Commodities: The Constructor's Viewpoint (W. Paumen, et al.).


Golf Course Financing (R. Norton).

Utilizing a Team Approach to Permitting and Construction Monitoring (S. Anthony, et al.).

The Business of Building a Golf Course (R. Graves & G. Cornish).

Training the Golf Course Architect (R. Graves, et al.).




About the Contributing Authors.


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