ASGCA Members and their work
Golf course architecture is similar to standard
architecture of buildings because it provides the opportunity to
create something of lasting beauty.
required to do this include:
sizeable piece of suitable land, preferrably one hundred fifty acres
for an eighteen hole course on which golf tournaments can be held,
and including enough space for the clubhouse, parking space, outdoor
swimming pool and a few tennis courts.
golf course plan which ideally begins with a Par 4; next, a Par 5;
another Par 4 and then a Par 3; then repeating the sequence, giving
full and complete set of plans and specifications including:
A clearing and dimension plan.
b. A grading and drainage plan.
c. Detailed grading and drainage plan for all 18 greens in addition
to the practice putting green, practice chipping green, practice
tee and fairway.
d. An irrigation plan including any waterways and ponds.
e. A pump house plan showing pumps and motors.
f. A plan showing areas for tees, greens, fairways and roughs; designating
suitable grasses for each.
g. A tree-planting plan for both large and small trees.
h. A club house, et al area.
i. A professional golf course superintendent and building with office
and storage areas.
j. An electric service area for all lighting, electric pump motors,
air conditioning and electric golf carts.
k. Sewerage disposal plan.
l. Complete specifications for all golf course items.
m. A list of suitable bidders so competitive bids can be taken.
essence my design philosophy includes the use of three elements,
c. Water (limited)
the golf holes in a north-south direction and in a clockwise direction
around the property.
5) Proper professional maintenance
is a must with adequate provision for the proper tools, machinery