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ASGCA advice on environmental golf development

8.31am 4th September 2008 - Management Topics

The Environmental Committee of the American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) has published the third edition of ‘An Environmental Approach to Golf Course Development’. All three editions have been written and edited by ASGCA environmental committee chairman Bill Love, ASGCA.

The full-colour, 57-page book includes background and instructions for anyone involved in the development of a new layout or the remodelling of an existing golf course.

“The third edition has been out for a few months and has been very well-received,” says ASGCA president Bruce Charlton. “I’m proud of the work ASGCA members have done that is described in the case studies in the book. These cases studies spotlight, for example, courses situated on brown field sites and courses remodelled in areas with sensitive environmental challenges. These and other examples really tell golf’s environmental story.”

The book includes 18 new case studies from throughout North America that illustrate success stories in the industry. It also features a dramatically expanded reference section, listing seminal books and important Web sites for those who need further information on this topic.

“This book is a great resource for anyone involved in golf development or remodelling,” explains Charlton. “Whether you’re the one communicating the benefits of a golf project and need examples to show the golf industry’s commitment to environmental stewardship, or you’re the one who needs to understand more about how golf approaches development in an environmentally-sensitive way, the information in this book will be useful.”

The book is available for purchase from ASGCA for $10. Quantity discounts may be also be arranged. For ordering information, visit the ASGCA Web site at

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