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From Greensward to Putting Greens: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Influence on Golf Course Architecture

June 14 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

To celebrate the US Open coming to Brookline, join Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site for a discussion on how Olmsted’s principles have influenced golf course design.

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Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s “Greensward Plan” for Central Park both inspired the American park movement and provided the catalyst for the establishment of landscape architecture as a profession. Golf course design, whether for public or private use, combines knowledge of landscape architecture with understanding the unique requirements of a challenging game.

During US Open Week the world’s greatest golfers will compete at The Country Club, in Brookline, MA. This year we celebrate the 200th anniversary of Olmsted’s birth. Olmsted himself was a member even before the club decided to build a golf course. Join National Park Service staff from the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site and four prominent members of the American Society of Golf Course Architects for a lively discussion of how Olmsted’s principles have influenced course design and shaped the profession of golf course architecture.