Golf Course Architecture: Evolutions in Design, Construction, and Restoration Technology, 2nd Edition


The bestselling “bible” of golf architecture—revised and updated

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 helpful information on golf course architecture—from its earliest beginnings with Old Tom Morris to modern architectural design—chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and restoring a golf course. In a refreshingly frank style, this new edition explains:

  • Tee, green, and bunker construction
  • Turfgrass establishment
  • Design theory
  • Trends and techniques for drainage and irrigation

Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is a perfect reference for golf enthusiasts, green committees, green chairmen, builders, and developers, as well as superintendents, golf professionals, and course managers.


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