A basic understanding of golf course architecture (GCA) will enhance your experience on the golf course. The articles on this page are meant to be a resource that empowers golfers and helps them garner an understanding of the basic principles of GCA.
Part I - Understanding Playability, Width, Strategy and Options and how they all work together
Part II - Routing, Variety and Naturalness
Part III - Understanding Hazards
Part IV - On and Around the Green and the Ground Game
Part V - Construction and Drainage
Part VI - The Different Schools of Golf Design
For further reading, check out more of our articles on golf course architecture and these great architecture books.
Looking to learn more about golf course architecture or expand your library? Here are some books I recommend ranging from beginner friendly material to the obsessed.