Classic Golf Hole Design: Using the Greatest Holes as Inspiration for Modern Courses

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 29, 2002 - Architecture - 336 pages
Golf course construction continues to burgeon in the United States, Asia, and around the world. This book meets the needs of practicing landscape architects and other practicing professionals involved in the design or re-design of golf courses. Each classic hole is described in terms relevant to the designer including its basic design, its maintenance, and its impact on the golfer's game. Three samples accompany each classic hole illustrating varying replications and how those replications were appropriated for the new course.

Graves and Cornish are two of the most famous and respected golf course architects in the United States, who have designed or remodeled a combined 1,000+ courses, taught more than 60 seminars on golf course design, and are both past presidents of the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

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Chapter 1 Architecture and Art The Nature of Golf Course Design
Chapter 2 The History of Golf Course Architecture
Chapter 3 Golf Holes Are Compositions
Chapter 4 The Tradition of Replicating Classic Golf Holes
Chapter 5 Broad Criteria for Classic Golf Holes
Chapter 6 Specific Features of Classic Golf Holes
Chapter 7 The Classic Golf Holes

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ROBERT MUIR GRAVES, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, has designed, remodeled, and consulted on more than 800 golf course projects throughout the United States and abroad. His firm, Robert Muir Graves and Damian Pascuzzo Ltd. in Bend, Oregon, is a pioneer in computer design technology relative to golf course planning.

GEOFFREY S. CORNISH, a past president of the American Society of Golf Course Architects, has designed 240 golf courses. He is president of his firm, Cornish, Silva, and Mungeam, Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts.

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