The fourth edition of “By Design” magazine, an electronic magazine focusing on the development of better and more sustainable golf facilities, is now available for viewing.

The cover story of the Fall 2010 edition addresses the broad palette of attributes often required of a golf course architect in order for him or her to be successful in the industry. Author Adam Lawrence discusses the many areas in which a golf course architect can help a client, including helping select other consultants, long-term master planning, interviewing and selecting contractors, project management, media relations, and more.

This issue also features articles regarding the role of golf courses in stormwater control; how a good course design can help achieve a desirable pace of play; the environmental, social, and financial values of a golf course; and more.

To subscribe to “By Design,” available free of charge, please visit here. Additional information regarding the magazine is available here, and back issues can be viewed here.

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