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For any golfer who is looking for up-to-date information to plan a golf vacation, this independent, information-packed guide will be indispensable.
Seaside links courses offer golfers unmatched challenges and enchanting scenery. And while they can be found in many parts of the world, the links of the British Isles are the most famous in their class.
The golf course is a work of art, plush with beauty and functionality. When the two elements combine, the result is nothing short of magnificent. The international who’s who in golf architecture explores the many facets of the craft while delving into the world’s most breathtaking models. Illustrated with crisp photographs and professional sketches, this collection of essays expresses the necessity for detailed scrutiny in every design. Determining the layout of a course is an undertaking that requires an artistic flair and love of sport, combined with the genius of an engineer.
Golf is a game that turns even the weekend player into an armchair architect, an enthusiast for the possibilities of course design. Here, leading golf architects from fifteen countries present their ideas in this first of two volumes, providing a much-needed international assessment of the principles and practices of golf architecture. Hardcover.
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. Soon, the standard was set with the completion of the National Golf Links of America in 1911, and the art of golf-course design was born.
Foreword by Donald Steel.
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.
Known and revered by golfers everywhere, St. Andrews was formed by members of the Kingdom of Fife in 1754. The Royal and Ancient Golf Club stages the Open Championship annually and is responsible for the rules of golf throughout the world in conjunction with the United States Golf Association. Golf at St. Andrews, including never-before-seen photographs, is an interesting and detailed survey of the Old Course and an account of its rise as the Home of Golf. Hardcover.
Ireland is Europe’s hottest golfing destination and one of the most popular golf venues for Americans eager to sample the fabled links. Author Rob Armstrong predicted the Irish golf boom in the first edition of Golfing in Ireland; in the third, he revisits old courses that have undergone revision or expansion and uncovers the best of Ireland’s new courses. In his crisp, irreverent style, he also points out those courses that have not stood up, those that have been poorly maintained or managed, and those that have simply proved disappointing.
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Scotland, the birthplace of golf, remains a golfer’s paradise. From famous championship links such as St. Andrews and Carryouts to simple one-hole layouts, from remote box clubs to exclusive town clubs, it has more courses per capita that any other country and some of the world’s most beautiful and challenging greens.
Nominated for the outstanding golf book of the year by the United States Golf Association and selected for the short list so far, LINKS GOLF: The Inside Story describes the beautiful land on which the links courses are built. Daley explains the term “links” and discusses their architecture, style, and great clusters.
In 1926, wealthy seed merchant Samuel Ryder agreed to provide a trophy for the best of teams from two countries. What he started is a unique competition that, for the last seventy years, has regularly raised golf tempers to the boiling point on both sides of the Atlantic.
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