Golf and Law

Golf Course Safety, Security and Risk Management

Golf courses are complex environments blending the manicured with the natural, hosting people with different levels of knowledge and experience and subjecting them to potentially unfamiliar hazards. Golf course safety, security and risk management is a process of minimizing those threats or reducing the severity of accidents if they do happen. This book examines the process and offers practical suggestions to protect golf course employees, owners and operators. Safety should not happen by accident.

Golf Greens

History, Design and Construction

In response to continual and seemingly industry-wide misunderstandings of the golf green, Dr. Hurdzan attempts to demystify and characterize, based on science and personal observation, the perhaps defining feature of any golf facility – the green.

Golf Course Design

An Annotated Bibliography with Highlights of Its History and Resources

Inspired by Winston Churchill’s quote “books in all their variety are often means by which civilization may be triumphantly carried forward”, Dr. Hurdzan teams up with co-author, long-time friend and architectural legend Geoffrey Cornish, who began his career under the famed Stanley Thompson, to craft this illustrative work which serves as the first of its kind to establish the connection between the golf luminaries past and present and their respective writings on the subject of design.

Selected Golf Courses

Forward by Tom Lehman

This 383-page “picture book” provides a rare, behind the scenes glimpse of the stories behind some of Dr. Hurdzan’s and then business partner Dana Fry’s finest courses – the sites, the people, the challenges and the successes. Included as a “Coffee Table Classic” on Travel + Leisure’s “The 25 Best Golf Books Ever”

Golf Course Architecture

Design, Construction and Restoration

This once 1,200 page manuscript, pared to under 500 pages with the help (and red pens) of Ron Whitten, Golf Digest’s Senior Architectural Editor, is considered by many to be the “modern bible of golf course design” and has been translated into German, Korean, Chinese and Czechoslovakian.

Golf Course Architecture

Evolutions in Design, Construction and Restoration Technology

When asked by the publisher to pen a second edition Dr. Hurdzan remarked “It’s only been 8 years since the first edition! How much could have changed?” As it turned out, 32 areas to be exact. Thus, this edition contains not only original content, but illustrates the rapid rate at which this dynamic profession evolves.

Building a Practical Golf Facility

A step-by-step guide to realizing a dream

Endorsed by the PGA Tour, the PGA of America, the USGA, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and published by the American Society of Golf Course Architects, this book details Dr. Hurdzan’s time honored formula for, as the name implies, building a practical golf facility.