Golf course agronomy is the science of agronomy or plant production as applied to the care and maintenance of golf courses. It combines elements from disciplines as diverse as plant breeding, genetics, chemistry, biochemistry, ecology, soil science and meteorology. Golf course agronomists play an essential role in the golf industry by ensuring that courses are in top condition to the greatest extent possible within the constraints of weather, season, economics and golf course usage. Working closely with golf architects and greenkeepers, golf agronomists have expertise and act as consultants in the areas of golf course management, turf grass care and maintenance, seed selection, irrigation, drainage and soil analysis. Often their background is through having taken a primary degree in horticulture or turf management. A research career in areas pertaining to golf course agronomy is also possible with such a background. Listed below are links to leading golf course agronomists as well as to institutions offering training in the field of golf agronomy.
Agrostis – Agrostis is an independent sports and amenity turf consultancy, providing high quality advice to professional sports turf managers and constructors.
Avila Golf and Country Club, Tampa, FL – Avila Golf and Country Club, Tampa, FL.
B. Jamieson Golf Advisors Ltd – B Jamieson Golf Advisors Limited: an independent golf course consultant specialising in agronomy providing a personal service to golf courses both in the UK and overseas.
Brightview Golf Course Maintenance – BrightView is an industry leader in golf course maintenance. Learn how our expertise and innovative technology can help take your course to the next level.
Callawassie Island Agronomy – Callawassie Island Agronomy.
Colleton River Club Golf & Agronomy – Colleton River Club Golf and Agronomy.
Chris Roberts Agronomy – Chris Roberts Agronomy.
Davey Golf – Davey Golf offers customized golf course management solutions that can maximize your ROI while enhancing the health and beauty of your course.
David Stansfield Ltd Golf Course Agronomy – David Stansfield Ltd Golf Course Agronomy.
Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University – Oregon State University Department of Horticulture.
Department of Plant Science, Penn State University – Penn State University offers degrees in agroecology, golf course turfgrass management, horticulture, landscape contracting, and turfgrass science.
Ealing Golf Course Agronomy Department – Ealing Golf Course Agronomy Department.
East Lake Agronomy – East Lake Agronomy.
Fraser Brown Golf Course Maintenance – Fraser Brown Maintenance at Kalgoorlie Golf Course.
Frenchman’s Reserve Golf Course Agronomy – Frenchman’s Reserve Golf Course Agronomy.
Golf Agronomy International – Golf course agronomy consulting services worldwide. Playing conditioning standards, grow-in, restoration, due diligence golf course and agronomy audits, maintenance building design.
Golf Course Industry – Golf Course Industry covers the latest golf business news and provides resources on maintaining golf courses, equipment, course management articles for superintendents, turf professionals, managers.
Golf Course Management Blogging World – Bringing together the communications of golf course superintendents and managers.
Golf Course Consulting – Golf Course Consulting.
Golf Maintenance Solutions – Golf Maintenance Solutions have decades of experience overseeing the maintenance of over 120 golf courses throughout the country. Golf Maintenance Solutions has the vision and passion to produce superior golf course conditions through a unique combination of expertise and a proven track record of working in all facets of maintenance including agronomy, irrigation, equipment maintenance, business management, leadership skills, environmental practices and construction management.
GreenSight Agronomics – GreenSight Agronomics.
Highlands Country Club Agronomy – A blog about golf course management and turfgrass science in the North Carolina mountains.
Kevin Munt Golf Consultant – European advisory service for golf course management, maintenance, greenkeepers, course managers and club owners and officials.
KemperSports – KemperSports is the most trusted name in third party management, specializing in golf course management, hospitality management, development and construction, and sports marketing and communication.
Lakewood Golf Course Agronomy – Lakewood Golf Course Agronomy.
Magnolia Golf Management – Magnolia Golf Management is one of the top golf consulting and management firms in the industry.
Meadowbrook Golf Management Company – We are the complete Golf Management Company with expertise in golf course management, golf course maintenance, and golf course supply.
Moraine Country Club Agronomy – Moraine Country Club Agronomy.
Nicklaus.com – The Official Site of Jack Nicklaus, Nicklaus Design, and Nicklaus Golf Balls.
On-course Solutions – Get the on-course advantage with On-Course Solutions.
PGA Tour Agronomy – PGA Tour Agronomy.
Pinnacle Peak Country Club Agronomy – Pinnacle Peak Country Club Agronomy.
Preserve Golf Club Agronomy – Preserve Golf Club Agronomy.
Renditions Agronomy – Renditions Agronomy.
Robert Laycock – Golf course agronomist and turf consultant operating in the UK from an East Yorkshire base. Over 30 years he has had a wide-ranging career involving different aspects of turf research and agronomy, bringing an unrivalled breadth of experience to his practice. Turf, turfgrass, seed, analysis, golf, golf courses.
Rutgers University Professional Golf Turf Management School – Grow your golf management career with a turf management certificate or degree from Rutgers Golf Turfgrass Management School. Get a golf job and work to become a golf course superintendent, director or manager with a top salary.
SAGE Golf Group Worldwide – Professional golf management and consulting.
The Wanderers Golf Club Agronomy – The Wanderers Golf Club Agronomy.
TPC Deere Run Agronomy – TPC Deere Run Agronomy.
TPC Sawgrass Agronomy – TPC Sawgrass Agronomy.
TPC Southwind Agronomy – TPC Southwind Agronomy.
TPC Sugarloaf Agronomy – TPC Sugarloaf Agronomy.
Turf Republic – The relevant source for solutions, coverage and resources for professionals of the Turf Generation. Most modern and diverse resource in the turfgrass industry.
Turfgrass – Turfgrass is the world-leading golf course consultancy. We specialise in agronomy, project and golf course management and private and commercial putting greens.
Turfgrass Science – Solutions for Your Life – UFL Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
TurfNet.com – TurfNet.com.
Vision Golf Management – Vision Golf Management.
Yeamans Hall Agronomy Blog – Yeamans Hall Agronomy Blog.