Exploring the History of Golf Course Design

dc.contributor.advisorBrown, Robert
dc.contributor.authorCutten, Keith
dc.date.accessioned2016-05-11T20:23:56Z
dc.date.available2016-05-11T20:23:56Z
dc.date.copyright2016-04
dc.date.created2016-04-28
dc.date.issued2016-05-11
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractGolf’s future is in question. Fewer people are participating, environmental restrictions are altering construction and maintenance practices, and improved equipment technologies have necessitated longer golf holes increasing management and playing costs. There is a lack of research examining the influence that golf course architecture has had on the evolution, and current state, of the game of golf. This study explored connections between the evolution of golf architecture and external influences such as technology, media, social trends, the economy and allied professional fields. A decade-by-decade breakdown revealed 10 eras and 8 schools of design. This process led to the recognition of two high points in the evolution of golf course architecture, one pre-WWII and one on-going since 1995. Questionnaires were sent to 35 leading designers, from which aggregate findings were compared to writings of 35 pre-WWII designers. Themes were distilled which suggested a correlation between both high points of design practice.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipOntario Graduate Scholarship
dc.description.sponsorshipStanley Thompson Society Scholarship
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10214/9681
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.5 Canada*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/ca/*
dc.subjectDesignen_US
dc.subjectInfluenceen_US
dc.subjectPhilosophyen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmenten_US
dc.subjectSocialen_US
dc.subjectEconomicen_US
dc.titleExploring the History of Golf Course Designen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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