Sessions

Trends in Contemporary Golf Course Architecture

Presented by the American Society of Golf Course Architects

Tuesday, Feb. 4: 3:30 – 5 p.m.
Room W311E


The goal of every golf facility is to provide enjoyable golf rounds for players. How does the design of the golf course support that goal, while delivering the experience in a socially, economically and environmentally beneficial way? Can these designs help attract and retain players?

ASGCA President Rick Robbins presents the 2013 Design Excellence Recognition Program honorees, who are cited for innovation and problem-solving skills in helping facilities face challenging design issues.

Honorees will present case studies that discuss solutions for a Golden Age course with severe drainage and erosion issues; a new course in China sited in the rugged terrain surrounding a national park; a course rerouted around Army Corps-regulated streams without loss of par, yardage or golf quality; a facility adjacent to an airport undergoing renovation which managed to improve routing and add a practice area and many more.