Some Essays on Golf-Course Architecture features selected writings from prominent architects of the early 20th century, H.S. Colt, C.H. Alison, and Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Written in 1920 during the height of their careers, this collaborative guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies they used to design and construct the world’s most renowned golf courses.
Inside this classic of golf literature, the authors detail how they approach each element of golf course design, from placing hazards to utilizing a site's natural beauty. Along with their first-hand narrative, all of the original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved.
This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction. Also included is a preface by H.S. Colt and two new appendixes highlighting the career achievements of Colt and Alison.