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The Green Committee Guide

Welcome to the Green Committee Guide

This is a brand-new section for Cybergolf. It was borne from the fact that there have been quantum industry shifts - as noted in golf course archit...

Strategic Principles of Golf Design

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

All golfers have heard of "strategic," "penal" and "heroic" design, but may not fully understand it in actua...

Q. What Shape Should Our Tees Be?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

Early tees didn't seem to have gotten much thought. Like cities, whose roads were laid out in grids, no mat...

Q. Should Greens Help Hold Shots?

by Jeff Brauer

In general, yes. Some "architectural purists" (whatever that means) argue that a true challenge would require gre...

Q. Are Reverse Slope Greens Okay?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

Used correctly, I think they are.

Q. Why Do Greens Slope Back to Front?

by Jeff Brauer

The reason is twofold, as a green sloping gently towards golfers helps their approach shot "hold" the gree...

Q. How Do We Eliminate Cart Paths Wear Areas?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

A. I agree that concentrating traffic on paths generally leads to some compacted turf near high traffic are...

Q. How Far Should Cart Paths Be from Greens?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

A. I do know that they are often placed too close. From experience, these are my guidelines:

Q. How Do We Conceal Cart Paths from View?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

A. I have always favored cart paths that are "handy" vs. "hidden," figuring a path hidden to golfers by di...

Q. How Big Should Greens Be for Maintenance?

by Jeffrey D. Brauer

While there are no firm rules on green size for playability, in the end there is a minimum size for good m...
Q. Should Par-3 Holes be Designed Differently?
Q. How Big Should Our Tees Be?
Q. How Big Should A Green Be?
Q. How do We Design Cart Paths?
Finding the Landing Zone
Creating Strategic Tee Shots - Avoid Forced Carry & Lay-Up
Creating Strategic Tee Shots - Fairway Orientation
Creating Strategic Tee Shots - Fairway Width
Creating Strategic Tee Shots - How Difficult?
Strategic Concepts No. 1 - The 'Position Paradox'
Strategic Concepts - Optional Lay-Ups
Strategic Concepts - Outside Pinching Hazards
Strategic Concepts - Gradually Narrowing Fairways
Strategic Concepts - Double-Fairways
Strategic Concepts - Double-Fairways with Center-Line Bunkers
Forced Carries & Lay-up Hazards
Double-Side Fairway Hazards