American Society of Golf Course Architects

Golf industry improving, say ASGCA leaders

At the 2014 Golf Industry Show in Orlando, Fla., ASGCA President Rick Robbins noted that architects and others see increasing activity by golf course developers and decision-makers, many of whom view now as a good time to act on projects or at least begin to plan for them.

Larry Packard, ASGCA Fellow, dies at 101

E. Lawrence (Larry) Packard, a Past President and Fellow of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA), died Jan. 28, 2014. He was 101. Golf industry leaders and ASGCA members are taking note of both Packard’s design work across the globe and his legacy of service to ASGCA and the profession of golf course architecture.

No new courses in 2013? "GCI" magazine highlights three ASGCA-designed layouts

Though new golf course openings may have been few in 2013, there were several of note. "Golf Course Industry" magazine highlighted a few recently, including many connected to ASGCA members.

Brauer, ASGCA, discusses benefits of measured tree removal

Jeff Brauer, ASGCA, shares his thoughts on a touchy subject - golf course tree removal - in an article for "Golf Course Industry" magazine. A long list of anticipated benefits, including environmental, playabilty and more, must be weighed against the emotions long-time members have for some of nature's wonders.