The years between 1910 and 1937 will always be known as the golden age of golf design The reason is because many of the greatest course architects in the history of the game were all at work during this era, and a number of Americas most famous layouts were created Geoff Shackelfords The Golden Age of Golf Designis an insightful analysis of those revered courses and the talented men that designed them The list of architects working during the Golden Age is a Whos Who of golf including Ross, MacKenzie, Tillinghast, Crump, Raynor and Wilson Incredibly, the layouts they built back then often with only bare hands and horses to do the work annually make up the majority of todays Top 100 Courses in America....
|Title||:||The Golden Age of Golf Design|
|Publisher||:||Sleeping Bear Press 1 edition September 1999|
|Number of Pages||:||216 pages|
|File Size||:||562 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Golden Age of Golf Design Reviews
This is an EXCELLENT overview of the famous golf course architects and their work from the “Golden Age” of golf course design in the early 1900s in the United States. The book is broken down into the following sections:
Great, complete anthology of all the classic golf course architects. Like being back in your freshman literature class in college. Almost.
Corners were bent in route
Bought this book for a friend who is gaining an appreciation for classic golf course design. I have owned a copy personally for several years. Geoff is one of the leading experts on golf course architecture and does a great job in providing essential knowledge of the great designers of the early 20th century and their beliefs. This is a must read for anyone who hates where modern golf courses (at least those built from the 70's up until the financial crisis by anyone not named Doak, Hanse, Coore and Crenshaw along with a few other less well-known disciples of classic golf course architecture)
Terrific reference book.
A superb primer for an understanding of the diversity of golf architecture.
The price scared me a bit but when I saw the book I realized it was well worth it. Gorgeous in every sense of the word. The ten or so paintings add so much to the book, but not enough to take away from the real heart of the book, the photos of the classic courses. The text is just long enough to give you information without being boring. I can't even think of a famous course that is missing, maybe Olympic Club? But there probably isn't much to see of it anyway.
This is a wonderful book for anyone with an interest in golf course design and construction or in the history of the game itself. First and foremost the book is about the people who shaped the game.