Golf course architecture : design, construction & restoration / Michael J. Hurdzan.

Finally, a definitive text that reveals the art and science of golf course architecture. It is also practical for it explains tee, green and bunker construction, turfgrass establishment and maturation, as well as drainage and irrigation trends and techniques--generously supplemented by hundreds of c...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Hurdzan, Michael J., 1943-
Published: [Chelsea, Mich.] : [Sleeping Bear Press], [1996], [©1996]
Local Note:
MSU: Copy 4 gift to James B Beard Turfgrass Library Collection.
Physical Description:406 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Format: Book
  • What is golf course architecture?
  • Basic criteria
  • Hazards
  • 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 feasibility study
  • The design process
  • Use of computers
  • Economics of course construction
  • Plans, specifications, and bidding
  • Aspects of the construction sequence
  • Tee, green, and bunker construction
  • Irrigation
  • Seedbed preparation and planting
  • Turfgrass establishment and maturation
  • Improvement plans and renovation
  • Golf and the environment.