Golf Course Construction & Renovation

  • Fast forward: Davenport Country Club

    The makeover of Iowa’s Davenport Country Club offers a blueprint for renovating on an aggressive timeline as well as recapturing a storied course’s original personality. Read this article in the October 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Much ado about Midland

    The two-part transformation of a West Texas course brought its share of unusual obstacles, unexpected lessons and unique triumphs, all culminating in a refreshed look and feel just in time for the club’s 90th anniversary. Read this article in the September 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Major project, ‘mini’ results

    A series of substantial upgrades to an Arizona gem resulted in, among other things, an innovative six-hole short course in an unexpected location. Read this article in the June 2017 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Renovation Lessons from Assistant to Superintendent Challenges presentation by Jason Mahl

    Presented at the 2017 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, this session featured superintendents and designers sharing renovation case studies and challenges.

  • Bermudagrass control: Basamid treatment regimens to replace methyl bromide

    Researchers in North Carolina and Texas have been testing the efficacy of treatment regimens for bermudagrass control that could be used as alternatives to methyl bromide. Read this article in the December 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Makeover madness

    Golf courses striving to retain customers and attract new ones are increasingly turning to renovation projects to give their layouts a fresh look. Read this article in the October 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Golf Course Architecture

    This second edition has been updated with more than 50 percent new material to reveal both the art and science of golf course architecture, using hundreds of color photographs, course maps and drawings. This book is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Ground control: Navigating a renovation

    Sharing his turf with a team of outside professionals during a sweeping course renovation taught a Chicago-area superintendent worthwhile lessons in collaboration, planning and project management. Read this article in the September 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Routing the Golf Course

    Available in the GCSAA Store, this book covers site evaluation, environmental conditions, programming, and the financial, psychological and strategic considerations related to the most essential phase of designing a golf course. The nuts-and-bolts information is balanced with anecdotal, real-life experiences from guest essayists.

  • When the earth moves: Technology to help with landslides and erosion

    Golf courses can be particularly prone to landslides and erosion, but advances in technology are helping superintendents maintain their ground in the face of such circumstances. Read this article in the February 2016 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Golf Course Design

    This book is available in the GCSAA Store and covers all of the major historic, aesthetic, business and technical issues of golf course design.

  • Golf's DIY network: Superintendents & renovation

    More and more superintendents are being entrusted with overseeing all aspects of major golf course renovation projects for their facilities. Read this article in the September 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Don't call it a comeback

    Mark Black, CGCS, and Quail West tackle a renovation project designed to modernize greens at the club and keep it among south Florida's elite. Read this article in the March 2015 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • ASGCA Forum Introduction

    At this session from the 2015 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show, a panel of ASGCA members discussed how design is changing the way golfers enjoy the game, including how design can positively impact Pace of Play, ways to configure courses to welcome players of varying abilities and implementing alternate routing for fewer holes.

  • ASGCA Forum Part I

    Presented at the 2015 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • ASGCA Forum Part II

    Presented at the 2015 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • ASGCA Forum Part III

    Presented at the 2015 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • ASGCA Forum Part IV

    Presented at the 2015 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • A century of seeded bermudagrass production

    Bermudagrass has evolved from a ‘wily’ weed to a multimillion-dollar industry. Read this article in the November 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Anatomy of a renovation

    Fort Wayne Country Club's "Green+ Project" adds up to more than new putting surfaces. Read this article in the September 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • BMPs of Greens Renovation

    These step-by-step overview will guide you through the greens renovation process. Presented at the 2014 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Remodeling road map

    Considering a golf course renovation? Master planning is a key step that marries the wants and needs of the facility with the architect's ability to deliver on those expectations. Read this article in the October 2014 issue of Golf Course Management magazine.

  • Classic Golf Hole Design

    Available in the GCSAA Store, this book describes each classic hole in terms of its basic design, its maintenance and its impact on the golfer's game. Three samples accompany each classic hole illustrating varying replications and how those replications were appropriated for the new course.

  • Recognition of a Classic - The Restoration of Pinehurst No. 2

    Presented at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Case Study of High Ridge CC and Boca West CC - Kip Schulties

    Presented at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Building a USGA Green

    The USGA recommendations for green construction are periodically reviewed and updated as a result of scientific research and as new techniques and materials are proven reliable. This publication is available in the GCSAA Store.

  • Case Study of the Army Navy Country Clubs at Arlington and Fairfax - Richard Mandell

    Presented at the 2012 GCSAA Education Conference at the Golf Industry Show

  • Golf Greens: History, Design & Construction

    This book is available in the GCSAA Store and offers a hands-on resource to the design, construction, and history of all types of golf greens.