Mapping greens at City Golf Course

Reynolds, Wade (2006) Mapping greens at City Golf Course. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Golf clubs need to present information about their general golf course layout, distances,
topography of greens, tee positions and hazards in a suitable format for all players, both
professional and social. This dissertation will concentrate on mapping of the greens at
Toowoomba City Golf Course to create a contour plan for each of the greens. This will update
existing map information and add additional information to what is currently available through
the Golf Club.
A combination of GPS, robotic total station and digital scanner were used to collect
positional information on the greens. An accuracy assessment was performed on the
information collected to determine the most accurate method of data collection to
provide a contoured surface that represents the true contours of the actual surface. A
number of maps were created using AutoCAD, Terramodel and Trimble Geomatics
Office software packages. A wall mounted map of greens has been produced, to replace
the existing map, showing location of greens and adjacent features. This map is
designed to show golfers the location of the hole on each green for the day’s play. The
map hangs at the Golf Club beside the Pro Shop and is updated by greenkeepers as pin
placements change. Individual green contour plans were also produced for the Golf
Club to use in their marketing strategies when attracting new members and
competitions. The plans are also to be used as an additional service to members and
social golfers to assist in reading the roll of their ball when putting for improving their

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Surveying and Land Information (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:59
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: golf courses, golf course layout, golf greens, greens, Toowoomba City Golf Club
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401306 Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)

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