I want to get a fix on these elements. I haven't found much in print so I am suggesting the following for comment.
1. Routing (the actual layout of the golf holes across the property) reference a Golf Digest article 15 Sep 2014.
2. Tee Pads
4. Putting Greens
5 . Rough
6. Hazards includes water hazards and bunkers
7.Mounds and swales, contours of the ground
8. Trees and shrubs ( original trees in the landscape and any plantings)
9 Pathways such as pedestrian and cart paths
10. Various structures such as irrigation control boxes, pump sheds, equipment sheds
The second part of the discussion is about change.
The elements of the architecture of a golf course change over time.
Too often the change is amateurish meddling by the latest Captain wanting to leave his "mark".
Change is inherent in the architecture because of natural events
Trees get damaged, diseased or just get old.
Storms may force changes to water hazards and drainage.
There may be external factors such as housing developments adjacent to the course. There may be new regulations introduced by local government.
Other factors might be
Increase in number of carts on the course.
Adverse safety experience at certain places on the course.
Maintenance costs of original design concepts start to increase significantly
I want to get comment on this because I am trying to stimulate some intelligent discussion at my home Club.
Ideas from here can help me get this underway I hope.