Golf_Course_Architecture_lecture - Golf Course Architecture...

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Golf Course Architecture Lecture November 28, 2007 The most successful golf course architects have the following background: a. Landscape architecture degree or a closely allied degree b. They play the game c. They have had some practical work experience managing or maintaining a golf course Historic Context of Golf Courses a. First golf courses were in Scotland in the mores adjacent to the sea 1. St. Andrews is the oldest known course; it was designated a golf course in the 1600’s. It is located in Scotland, and consists of sand dunes, natural roughs, with plenty of natural hazards including deer and sheep. 2. Earliest golf courses (prior to 1900) had lots of natural topographic relief. They used natural grasses. Because they were often located along the sea, they tended to be on very sandy soil. Each course was different, but they all tended to be open (not wooded) landscapes. Very little human earth moving occurred; nature had to move the earth because there was little machinery at the time to do it. Obviously, the courses were very natural in
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