Golf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration Technology by Michael J. HurdzanGolf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration Technology by Michael J. Hurdzan

Golf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration Technology

byMichael J. Hurdzan

Hardcover | August 25, 2005

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Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is fully updated with more than fifty percent new material, including more than twenty-five recent innovations in the golf industry. Revealing both the art and science of golf course architecture, it takes readers inside the designer’s mind through each step to designing a golf green, golf hole, and golf course. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, course maps, and drawings, this Second Edition explains the roots of ugliness and sources of beauty in courses, how the landscape communicates, and the connection between golfers and golf courses. Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition provides a wealth of accessible and helpful information on golf course architecture chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and restoring a golf course.
DR. MICHAEL J. HURDZAN is one of America's most respected golf course designers. A past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, he holds a PhD in environmental plant physiology studies from the University of Vermont. He has led his Ohio-based firm to design more than 250 new golf courses in North America and intern...
Title:Golf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration TechnologyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:464 pages, 11.2 × 8.8 × 1.12 inPublished:August 25, 2005Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471465313

ISBN - 13:9780471465317

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Table of Contents



Introduction to the Second Edition.


Chapter 1: What Is Golf Course Architecture?

Chapter 2: Basic Criteria.

Chapter 3: Hazards.

Chapter 4: Form and Function of Green Complexes.

Chapter 5: From Tee to Fairway.

Chapter 6: Individual Golf Holes.

Chapter 7: The Beautiful and the Ugly.

Chapter 8: The Recreational Process of Golf.

Chapter 9: The Ideal Golf Course Architect.


Chapter 10: The Site Analysis and Feasibility Study.

Chapter 11: The Ideal Design Process.

Chapter 12: The Evolving Design Process.

Chapter 13: Computers, Satellites, and Image Technology.

Chapter 14: Economics of Course Construction.

Chapter 15: Plans, Specifications, and Bidding.

Chapter 16: Aspects of the Construction Sequence.

Chapter 17: Tee, Green, and Bunker Construction.

Chapter 18: Irrigation.

Chapter 19: Seedbed Preparation and Planting.

Chapter 20: Turfgrass Establishment and Maturation.

Chapter 21: Improvement Plans and Renovation.

Chapter 22: Golf and the Environment.