For more than 40 years the USGA recommendations for green construction have been the most widely used method of green construction throughout the United States and in other parts of the world. When built and maintained properly, USGA greens have provided consistently good results for golf courses over a period of many years. These guidelines are periodically reviewed and updated as a result of scientific research and as new techniques and materials are proven reliable.
This document specifically represents the USGA Green Section's recommendations for green construction. It does not include a discussion of construction techniques or methods. Additional documents are available from the USGA that describe construction methods, offering tips for success and providing guidance for green management.