Golf Greens: History, Design, and Construction
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Golf Greens offers a hands-on resource to the design, construction, and history of all types of golf greens.
* Provides highly illustratative coverage, with a sixteen-page, full-color section featuring shots of old and new greens, greens under construction, and newly finished greens.
* Provides guidelines for determining best construction methods--with special emphasis placed on site-specific concerns.
* Covers turfgrass selection with detailed information on artificial turf.
* Shows how design can be used to make greens fast or slow to match player and course expectations.


MICHAEL J. HURDZAN, PhD, is a golf course architect based in Columbus, Ohio. He is the author of the bestselling book Golf Course Architecture: Design, Construction & Restoration (Wiley). He was the winner of the Golf Course Builders Association of America’s 2002 Donald A. Rossi Award; Golf World magazine’s 1997 Architect of the Year award; and The BoardRoom magazine’s 1999 and 2001 selection for the same honor. Dr. Hurdzan has designed some of golf’s most famous courses, including Devil’s Pulpit and Devil’s Paintbrush in Caledon, Ontario.





CHAPTER 1: Evolution of the Golf Green.

CHAPTER 2: Golf Green Theories.

CHAPTER 3: Design Considerations for Golf Greens.

CHAPTER 4: Making Intelligent Compromises in Green Construction.

CHAPTER 5: Green Construction Techniques.

CHAPTER 6: Rootzone Sampling, Testing, and Evaluation.

CHAPTER 7: Selecting Turfgrasses or Artificial Turf for Greens.

CHAPTER 8: Legal Liabilities of Golf Green Construction.

CHAPTER 9: Postscript: My Personal Experiences Building Golf Greens and the Future of Greens.