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

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ISBN-10: 0471465313

ISBN-13: 9780471465317

Edition: 2nd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Michael J. Hurdzan

List price: $124.75
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $124.75
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 464
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.608
Language: English

MICHAEL J. HURDZAN, PhD, is a golf course architect based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the bestselling book Golf Course Architecture: Design, Construction & Restoration (Wiley). He was the winner of the Golf Course Builders Association of America's 2002 Donald A. Rossi Award; Golf World magazine's 1997 Architect of the Year award; and The BoardRoom magazine's 1999 and 2001 selection for the same honor. Dr. Hurdzan has designed some of golf's most famous courses, including Devil's Pulpit and Devil's Paintbrush in Caledon, Ontario.

Introduction to the Second Edition
What Is Golf Course Architecture?
Basic Criteria
Form and Function of Green Complexes
From Tee to Fairway
Individual Golf Holes
The Beautiful and the Ugly
The Recreational Process of Golf
The Ideal Golf Course Architect
The Site Analysis and Feasibility Study
The Ideal Design Process
The Evolving Design Process
Computers, Satellites, and Image Technology
Economics of Course Construction
Plans, Specifications, and Bidding
Aspects of the Construction Sequence
Tee, Green, and Bunker Construction
Seedbed Preparation and Planting
Turfgrass Establishment and Maturation
Improvement Plans and Renovation
Golf and the Environment