“Building a Practical Golf Facility – A Step-by-Step Guide to Realizing a Dream,” is available from the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA). Authored by ASGCA Past President Mike Hurdzan, the book shows those desiring to bring golf into their communities how to go about the planning, design, project management and budgeting processes necessary to create a successful project.

“Building a Practical Golf Facility” includes case studies and cost analyses. Hurdzan builds a strong case for affordable, accessible golf and provides direction for those who are interested in pursuing such facilities.

The themes of ASGCA’s book mirror discussions taking place throughout the golf industry today on the need for alternative golf facilities. The latest issue of ASGCA’s By Design magazine includes a cover story titled “Thinking Different” focused on this subject. The article and complete issue can be found here. ASGCA members are leading the way in designing and renovating courses appealing to players of all levels and working with the land to positively impact host areas at the economic, environmental and social levels.

Hurdzan’s book is published by the ASGCA Foundation, and features easy-to-follow advice from the early planning stages to the completion of the project. It includes more than 20 in-depth case studies of facilities which fit the “practical golf” profile, along with a listing by state of practical golf facilities. The book shows practical golf facilities don’t always have to be regulation 18-hole courses. It discusses practice ranges, training centers, three-hole courses, par-3 layouts, nine-hole layouts and executive courses in the book. To receive a copy, visit here

ASGCA Background

Founded in 1946 by 14 leading architects, the American Society of Golf Course Architects is a non-profit organization comprised of experienced golf course designers located throughout the United States and Canada. Members have completed a rigorous two-year long application process that includes the peer review of four representative golf courses. ASGCA members are experienced golf course architects, able to counsel in all aspects of golf course design and remodeling and comprise many of the great talents throughout the golf industry.

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