Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective, Volume 4
Pelican Pub., 2003 - Architecture - 366 pages
Golf is a game that turns even the weekend player into an armchair architect, an enthusiast for the possibilities of golf-course design. In this fourth volume of collected essays, leading golf architects from fifteen countries present their ideas, providing a much-needed international assessment of the principles and practices of golf architecture.
Near the end of the nineteenth century, golf courses moved toward the hearthland, creating the need for thorough reconfiguration of the natural landscape in the clearing of trees and the cultivation of grass to create interesting holes. With the completion of the National Golf Links of America in 1911, the art of golf-course design was born.
The essays and photographs included here represent the tremendous variety of approaches to design principles, from affordability and locality to considerations of the effect of time on the initial design and for specific aspects of the game. The contributors to the book constitute an international "who's who" in the world of golf architecture, with essays from the major golf-course-design firms around the world, award-winning golf architects, and renowned golfers.