The bestselling "bible" of golf architecture revised and updated
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 from its earliest beginnings with Old Tom Morris to modern architectural design chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and restoring a golf course. In a refreshingly frank style, this new edition explains:
- Tee, green, and bunker construction
- Turfgrass establishment
- Design theory
- Trends and techniques for drainage and irrigation
Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is a perfect reference for golf enthusiasts, green committees, green chairmen, builders, and developers, as well as superintendents, golf professionals, and course managers.
Introduction to the Second Edition.
PART I: THEORY.
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.
PART II: PRACTICE.
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.
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 internationally, as well as remodel hundreds of U.S. course layouts. He is the author of the definitive book, Golf Greens (also from Wiley) and is acknowledged as an innovator in design techniques for lowering construction costs and improving maintainability of golf courses. His Widow′s Walk Golf Course, Scituate, Massachusetts, was recognized as the first national environmental demonstration project for golf course development.