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

ISBN: 978-0-471-41372-1
336 pages
September 2002
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Description

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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Table of Contents

Foreword by Damian Pascuzzo, ASGCA.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

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.

Epilogue.

Bibliography.

Index.
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Author Information

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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The Wiley Advantage

  • Only book to offer technical overview of the classic holes and their adaptations. Each classic hole will be described in terms relevant to the designer including its basic design, its maintenance, and its impact on the golfer's game.
  • Derivate replicated holes are detailed. Each classic hole will be accompanied by samples of how the design of the classic hole was replicated/appropriated on a new course. Each replicated hole will be described and illustrated.
  • Expert Authors. Graves and Cornish are two of the respected golf course architects in the US. Combined, the authors have de-signed or remodeled over 1000 courses, and taught over 60 seminars on golf course design (including an annual summer course at the Harvard Graduate School of Design), attended by over 3,000 students. Both are also Past Presidents of the American Society of Golf Course Architects
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Reviews

"the book uses photographs and diagrams generously to illustrate the various classic golf holes." (Landscape Architecture, May 2003)
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