Classic Golf Hole Design: Using the Greatest Holes as by Robert Muir Graves

By Robert Muir Graves

Golfing direction building keeps to burgeon within the usa, Asia, and around the globe. This e-book meets the wishes of practising panorama architects and different training execs occupied with the layout or re-design of golfing classes. each one vintage gap is defined in phrases appropriate to the fashion designer together with its simple layout, its upkeep, and its influence at the golfer's video game. 3 samples accompany each one vintage gap illustrating various replications and the way these replications have been appropriated for the hot direction.

Graves and Cornish are of the main well-known and revered golfing direction architects within the usa, who've designed or transformed a mixed 1,000+ classes, taught greater than 60 seminars on golfing path layout, and are either prior presidents of the yank Society of golfing direction Architects.

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Unfortunately, the town never became a fashionable resort like St. Andrews, but the golf was free. THE HISTORY OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE 43 French towns also overran street games. Rues de Mail are frequently to be found but not the game. The plan was drawn by John Sim, Captain of the Victoria Club, one of several using the links. In earlier days they met each other face to face playing up and down the same fairways. They adopted this “circular layout” to avoid danger and congestion. No doubt Mr.

TABLE 2-1 Stick-and-Ball Games That Influenced Golf Ancient Game Other Names Paganica Cambuca Ancient Rome; later played in England as cambuca Jeu de mail; mail; pele mele Italy, moving to France and then England Soule Flanders and northern France Kolf; Het Kolven The Netherlands Beechwood Pall-mall Chole b Kolven c a Country of Origin Ball Used Club Used Not known Leather stuffed with flock in Rome; a wooden ball in England Eventually a club similar to an iron Beechwood Rigid shafts and iron heads Hazel shafts aFirst played in a court with bounds and a prepared surface; the ball was lofted through a hoop.

Golf holes ran on the relatively level, lower-lying areas between the rough, elevated dunes with spiky, arid, indigestible herbage. THE HISTORY OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTURE 35 The flatter land (1) received most play and grazing. Its margins (2) had less wear and only occasional nibbles when lusher feed was thin. The outer rough (3) was seldom in play and too tough for grazing. A natural gradation—deep rough, semi-rough and fairway is correct historically. Being close to the water table, the playing areas offered greener, more succulent grass preferred by herbivores.

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