Infrastructure Development

(Suggested Guidelines; local conditions will lead to variations)

Area Required : The ideal amount of ground (one course of 18 holes + one practice area + club house) required is 12 acres (5 hectares or 50.000 sq. meters).

Greens : Ideally, the smallest green should be 6 to 7 meters in diameter, with the largest around 9 to 12 meters in diameter. The shape of greens varies a lot, but circular greens are easiest to cut and maintain.
Greens should be fertilized a little and often during the growing season and dressed in winter.
Organic fertilizers are coming back into popularity and one should contact local gardening centers to enquire about availability. They produce good growth and lessen the danger of 'burning' which can be caused by artificial fertilizers. Greens are best developed from virgin grass, with constant cutting and fertilizing; watering as little and as often as possible helps growth. Good quality seed is essential.

Aprons : These can be formed around all greens; cutting with a rotary mower will do. These aprons enhance the appearance of the greens and are not too punishing on a ball that rolls off the green during play. The grass on aprons should be about 1 inch high

Fairways : A pathway should also be mown down to the same height as the aprons from the tee box straight towards the green and ending at the apron.
Sand bunkers these should be carefully constructed. They can be flat or built into raised ground. They should be no nearer than 2-3 meters to the edge of the green in order to prevent sand pebbles from bunkers coming to rest on the greens, to the detriment of mowers and the grass itself. Excavate the soil after removing the sod 4 or 6 inches and cover with 3 or 4 inches of fine sand. Bunkers should be kept raked, particularly before competitions.

Grass Banks : Should be built in a symmetrical manner, as these have to be maintained also. They should have a broad base and be wide rather than high. Keep the front edge a mower width from the edge of the green to facilitate the mowing of the apron.

Tee Boxes : They can be synthetic grass. Tee boxes will need to cater for right and left-handed players.

Course Layout of Golf by IGC:

Core Units:
* BSBADM502B Manage Meetings
* BSBINN502A Build and sustain an innovative work environment
* SISSSCO304 Customize coaching for athletes with specific needs
* SISSSCO305 Implement selection policies
* SISSSCO410 Implement a talent identification program
* SISSSCO512 Assist athletes to prevent and manage injury and illness
* SISSSCO513 Plan and implement high performance training and recovery programs
* SISXCA1305A Conduct individualized long-term training programs
* SISXCCS403A Determine needs of client populations
* SISXIND404A Promote compliance with laws and legal principles
* SISXIND406A Manage projects
* SISXIND408A Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation.
* SISXRSK502A Manage organizational risks
* SITXFIN402 Manage finances within a budget
* SITXHRM402 Lead and manage people

Golf Elective Units:
* SISSGLF510 Fit and alter golf equipment
* SISSGLF512 Manage the structure and facilitation of golf competitions and tournaments
* SISSGLF517 Apply advanced skills, tactics and strategies of golf in high performance competition
* SISSGLF518 Teach the advance skills of golf
* SISSGLF519 Teach the advance tactics and strategies of golf
* SISSGLF520 Design and implement strategies to increase junior participation in golf
* SISSGLF521 Manage on course golf operations
* SISSGLF316 Interpret and apply the rules of golf