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Monographic Author(s):Klein, Bradley S.
Author Affiliation:Architecture Editor, Golfweek
Item is a:*Book
Monograph:A Walk in the Park: Golfweek's Guide to America's Best Classic and Modern Golf Courses, 2004.
# of Pages:192
Publishing Information:[Champaign, Illinois]: Sports Publishing L.L.C.
Collation:xiv, 178 pp.
Abstract:Includes: Introduction; Classic Courses (Pine Valley Golf Club; Cypress Point Club; Shinnecock Hills Golf Club; Augusta National Golf Club; Pebble Beach Golf Links; Oakmont Country Club; Merion Golf Club (East); Nirvana Country Club By Design; National Golf Links of America; Crystal Downs Country Club; Pinehurst Resort and Country Club (No. 2); Fishers Island Golf Club; San Francisco Golf Club; Prairie Dunes Country Club; Chicago Golf Club; Anatomy of a Green Fee; Seminole Golf Club; Winged Foot Golf Club (West); The Garden City Golf Club; The Value of a Good Superintendent; Los Angeles Country Club (North); Oakland Hills Country Club (South); The Olympic Club (Lake); Bethpage State Park (Black); Wannamoisett Country Club; The Country Club (Composite); Southern Hills Country Club; Riviera Country Club; Rediscovering the Lost Art of Strategy; Camargo Club; Quaker Ridge Golf Club; Shoreacres; Plainfield Country Club; Somerset Hills Country Club; Oak Hill Country Club (East); Medinah Country Club (No. 3); Maidstone Club; Winged Foot Golf Club (East); Pinehurst: The Premier Open Layout; Inverness Club; Baltimore Country Club (East); Peachtree Golf Club; Baltusrol Country Club (Lower); Cascades Golf Club; Architects: Obstacles, Not Length, Needed; White Bear Yacht Club; Yeamans Hall Club; Salem Country Club; Myopia Hunt Club; East Lake Golf Club; Holston Hills Country Club; Give 'Em 10 Clubs, and See Where They Fall; Colonial Country Club; Newport Country Club; Milwaukee Country Club; Valley Club of Montecito; and Fenway Golf Club); Modern Courses (Sand Hills Golf Club; Pacific Dunes; Bandon Dunes; Whistling Straits (Straits); Pete Dye Golf Course; Shadow Creek Golf Club; The Golf Club; Muirfield Village Golf Club; Kinloch Golf Club; The Honors Course; Making a Muni; Friar's Head; TPC at Sawgrass (Stadium); Cuscowilla on Lake Oconee; Spyglass Hill Golf Course; Wade Hampton Club; Ocean Course at Kiawah Island; Dallas National Golf Club; Wolf Run Golf Club; Wild Horse Golf Club; The Rim; Movers and Shapers; BlackWolf Run (River); Kingsley Club; World Woods Golf Club (Pine Barrens); Pete Dye: Genius, Not Always By Design; Harbour Town Golf Links; Arcadia Bluffs; Castle Pines Golf Club; Paa-Ko Ridge Golf Club; Double Eagle Golf Club; Going Out on a Limb About Trees; Black Diamond Ranch (Quarry); Karsten Creek Golf Club; Desert Forest Golf Club; Long Cove Golf Club; Greens Chairmen: Type A and Type B; Hazeltine National Golf Club; Calusa Pines Golf Club; Mayacama Golf Club; Cog Hill Golf Club (Dubsdread No. 4); The Sanctuary; Forest Highlands Golf Club (Canyon); Estancia; Eugene Country Club; First-Rate Fazio; Lost Dunes Golf Club; Galloway National Golf Club; Olde Farm Golf Club; Princeville Golf Club (Prince); Victoria National Golf Club; Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club (Witch Hallow); Musgrove Mill Golf Club; Steering Clear of Wetlands; Quintero Golf and Country Club; Atlantic Golf Club; and Cassique); and Contributors and Photo Credits.
Library of Congress
Subject Headings:
Golf courses -- United States; Golf courses
ISBN:1582616051
ISBN-13:9781582616056
Language:English
References:0
Note:Includes "Foreword" by Tom Fazio; p. viii
Note:Hole Layouts
Note:Illustrations
Note:Pictures, color
Note:Tables
Note:Graphs
Annotation from
Golf Course Design, by Geoffrey S. Cornish and Michael J. Hurdzan:
"This majestic volume includes architectural and historical profiles of the top fifty classic, pre-1960, and top fifty modern, 1960 and after, golf courses in the United States. It explains the process of golf course ratings, and presents diverse essays on architecture, construction, maintenance, playability and the character of golf course culture. Two-thirds of the book is by Klein; the rest is by GolfWeek senior writers who are veterans at covering tournament golf and the golf industry. The Foreword by Tom Fazio provides the rationale for rankings and looks at their importance to course architecture despite abundant controversy concerning them. One essay by Scott Kauffman provides updated cost figures by Hurdzan-Fry for low- and high-end layouts. Another puts forth Forrest Richardson's concept for the strategy of a 385 yards par 4. Still another provides a guideline for a green-fee, 'at least $10.00 of green fee for every million in course construction and facility development costs...'. A Walk in the Park, its valuable contents and the magnificence of the presentations make this work both an outstanding coffee table book and a useful reference. Dr. Klein has long been interested, indeed intensely so, in course architecture. He has written the definitive biography of Donald Ross, is the editor of Golfweek's SuperNews and directs the golf course ratings for Golfweek Magazine. This is a coffee table book providing visual and narrative descriptions of Golfweek's 2004 listing of the top fifty classic courses, 1959 or earlier, and the fifty top modern ones, post 1960. The insights and illustrations are immensely informative and very valuable to course architects, especially those who aspire to have their work make that list." p. 82
Cornish & Hurdzan Ratings:D2; M2; H2; P2; T5
 ASA/CSSA/SSSA Citation (Crop Science-Like - may be incomplete):
Klein, Bradley S. 2004. A Walk in the Park: Golfweek's Guide to America's Best Classic and Modern Golf Courses. xiv, 178 pp. [Champaign, Illinois]: Sports Publishing L.L.C.
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