Golf Course Design

Golf Course Design

Hardback ACADEMY EDITIONS

By (author) Robert Muir Graves, By (author) Geoffrey S. Cornish

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  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 460 pages
  • Dimensions: 208mm x 252mm x 34mm | 1,179g
  • Publication date: 15 September 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0471137847
  • ISBN 13: 9780471137849
  • Edition: Annotated
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations, maps, plans
  • Sales rank: 1,292,709

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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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Table of contents

THE GAME AND THE COURSE. 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.). CONSTRUCTION AND GROW-IN. 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.). THE BUSINESS OF GOLF COURSE DESIGN. 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.). Appendices. Bibliography. Glossary. About the Contributing Authors. Indexes.