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Material Type:Book
Monographic Author(s):Cornish, Geoffrey S.; Whitten, Ronald E.
Author Affiliation:Cornish: Winner, Distinguished Service Award, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, and Golf Architect; and Whitten: Attorney
Monograph Title:The Golf Course, 1981.
# of Pages:320
Publishing Information:New York, New York: The Rutledge Press, W. H. Smith Publishers Inc.
Collation:320 pp.
Related Web URL:https://books.google.com/books?id=12G1AAAAIAAJ
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Evaluative Review:Appears in GreenMaster, 18(4) May 1982, p. 18.
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Keywords:TIC Keywords: Golf courses; Golf course design; History; Golf course architects
Abstract/Contents:Traces the history of the men who practiced the art of golf course architecture and the way in which their art evolved from its early days in Scotland to achievements of the recent past. Profiles of several hundred men who made important contributions to the history of golf design are given. The profiles also contain a comprehensive listing of architects' works and an outline of miscellaneous matters related to this history. Includes listings of: 1) golf courses in the United States by years, 2) courses, and 3) architects' associations.
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Subject Headings:
Golf courses - History; Golf courses - Designs and plans; Architects - Biography; Golf courses - Great Britain; Golf courses - United States; Terrains de golf -- Histoire; Terrains de golf -- Conception et construction; Architectes -- Biographies; Terrains de golf -- Grande-Bretagne; Terrains de golf -- √Čtats-Unis; Golf courses; Architects
See Also:See also revised 3rd printing, 1984, R=40219. R=40219

See also revised edition, 1987, R=178043. R=178043

See also later edition, 1989, R=306437. R=306437

See also revised edition, The Architects of Golf: A Survey of Golf Course Design from Its Beginnings to the Present, with an Encyclopedic Listing of Golf Course Architects and Their Courses, 1993, R=26014. R=26014
Note:Reprinted in 1982 and 1983
British edition is: Leicester, [England, United Kingdom]: Windward, an imprint owned by W. H. Smith.
Australian edition is: Sydney, Australia: The Rutledge Press
Also reprinted by Ellesborough Press (London) in limited editions of 1981 and 1983.
"Special photography by Brian D. Morgan"
"First Printing 1981"
Includes "Foreword" by Robert Trent Jones; pp. 6-7
Course layouts
Hole layouts
Pictures, color & b/w
Annotation from Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf, by James B Beard, Harriet J. Beard and James C Beard:"A book that documents the evolution of golf course architecture and the history of those persons contributing to the art of architecture. The second portion of the book presents the profiles of several hundred golf course architects, listed in alphabetical order. Each profile includes a list of golf courses designed. The third section contains an alphabetical listing of golf courses followed by the architects name. Most of the sketches and diagrams are by William G. Robinson. There is a foreword by Robert Trent Jones. It is a unique book." p. 439-440
Beard Section Heading:Specialty turfgrass books/monographs: Architecture and planning of turfgrass facilities
Beard Scope of Content Note:Identified by James B Beard in Turfgrass History and Literature: Lawns, Sports, and Golf (2014) as containing chapter(s) or section(s) on turfgrass but addressing a broader array of subjects than just turfgrass.
Geographic Terms:United States; Scotland; United Kingdom
Annotation from
Golf Course Design,
by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"A seminal work that includes data on all then known golf course architects and their work. It features architect bios, a textural history of the profession, as well as a listing of courses worldwide. Its popularity was in part due to a golfers yearning to know who had designed a course he or she had played. Co-author Whitten went on to become the celebrated architecture Editor of Golf Digest." p. 59
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D3; H5; P5
See Also:Other items relating to: DESIGN
ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Cornish, Geoffrey S. 1981. The Golf Course. 1st. ed. 320 pp. New York, New York: The Rutledge Press, W. H. Smith Publishers Inc.
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Accession number: 50607085    Note: Ellesborough Press Limited ed. 1981
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