Golf Course Management (part 1)

Any golf club’s primary product is the golf course, yet the science behind effective golf course management remains a little known subject amongst many club management teams.

This course, written by Laurence Pithie, a Master Greenkeeper with over 40 years experience, looks at the principles, practices and strategies relating to the maintenance of a golf course, from the Managers perspective.

Golf Course Management (part 1)


Section 1 – Golf Course Management
– Management Structure
– Developing a Golf Course Management Strategy
– Work Planning, Personnel & Measurement
– The Role of the Course Manager

Section 2 – Course Environment & Climate
– Course Location & Regional Weather
– Soils
– Drainage
– Natural Vegetation
– Sustainability

Section 3 – Turfgrass Fundamentals
– Turfgrass Management
– Soil Components
– Soil Texture, Structure & Characteristics
– Plant Growth

Section 4 – Four Building Blocks for Managing Golf Turf
– Getting the Basics Right
– Growing Environment
– Water Management
– Nutrient Supply
– Mowing