Dr. Michael Hurdzan

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ASGCA Fellow
United States
Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin

Ohio State University, B.S., (1966)
University of Vermont, M.S. (1968)
University of Vermont, Ph.D. (1974)

North America

1270 Old Henderson Rd.
Columbus, OH 43220

An internationally recognized authority on golf course environmental issues, Dr. Michael Hurdzan, ASGCA Past President, studied turf management at Ohio State University and earned a Masters and a Ph.D. in environmental plant physiology at the University of Vermont.  Michael doesn’t just design great golf courses; he is also extremely active in speaking and teaching on golf industry related topics and has keynoted at conferences worldwide.  He has written and published seven books on golf course design, construction, history, and risk management.  His golf course architecture book has also been translated into German, Korean and Chinese.  Some reviewers are heralding Michael’s 400-page book on golf course architecture as “the modern bible of golf course design.”  Links Magazine says, “Hurdzan takes you through the design process as no one ever has, the book is so complete, it is probably all you’ll ever need on this topic.”  He has also authored over 100-journal articles and continues to contribute to magazines and other author’s books.  He is among only six people to have ever been awarded all three of the industry’s biggest awards from the Golf Course Superintendents Association, Golf Course Builders, and Golf Course Architects.

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