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Golf Design Information

Golf Course design is considered by many to be an art form however, in today's permitting environment, planning and science take heavy roles in the process. A person has to be knowledgeable in many fields of endeavor to successfully design and construct a golf course. Training and experience have no substitutes in the process.

Some general information about golf course design can be found in the following articles:

Golf Course Development Checklist: A sequence of events in the planning, design, permitting and construction of a golf course.

Golf Course Evaluation: Remodeling a golf course? Excerpts from the ASGCA Golf Sourcebook.

Public Golf Course Routing Considerations and some thoughts on private layouts.

Facts About Golf And The Environment: Excerpted from "Greentips," The Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Office of Government Relations.

Golf Construction Items: A list of typical construction elements.

Owner Responsibilities: An outline of the Owner's responsibilities and services by Consultants on a golf course project.

Role of the Golf Course Architect: What does a Golf Course Architect do? Excerpts from the ASGCA Golf Sourcebook.

ASGCA Purpose: What is the American Society of Golf Course Architects.

Careers in Golf Course Design: (PDF FILE) What does it take to be a Golf Course Architect?