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.