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dc.contributor.authorMcCartin, Michael
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T03:21:41Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T03:21:41Z
dc.date.issued2008-05
dc.identifier.othermccartin_michael_a_200805_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mccartin_michael_a_200805_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/24695
dc.description.abstractThe golf course is the largest and most visible product of the 1903 McMillan Plan’s goal to create an exemplary public playground at Potomac Park in Washington, DC. The facility’s current decayed state, however, belies the ambition behind its construction. The objective of this thesis, therefore, is to fulfill the goals of the McMillan Plan by making East Potomac Park into a model municipal golf course. Prevailing practices in the golf industry are examined and several successful municipal golf courses are analyzed with an eye toward maximizing the enjoyment of municipal golfers while minimizing their costs. This thesis determines that affordable golf and interesting, strategic architecture are not mutually exclusive, and the means to achieve that end have beneficial consequences for the game itself - resulting in better playing characteristics and more environmentally sensitive golf courses. The findings are synthesized into a redesign of the East Potomac Park golf course.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGolf
dc.subjectGolf course architecture
dc.subjectEast Potomac Park
dc.subjectMunicipal golf
dc.titleMaking a model municipal facility
dc.title.alternativea case study of East Potomac Park golf course
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentLandscape Architecture
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorScott Weinberg
dc.description.committeeScott Weinberg
dc.description.committeeDavid Spooner
dc.description.committeeShane Robichaud
dc.description.committeeDavid Berle


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