Take a golfing journey with Harry Rountree and Bernard Darwin as they travel the classic courses of Scotland, England, Ireland & Wales on a trip unparalleled in golfing history. Rountree's 64 watercolours, oils & charcoals, along
with Darwin's prose will bring you back to the time when Old Tom Morris, Allan Robertson, James Braid, Edward Ray and others were the European standard bearers of the game.
Penned and painted in the early 1900’s this is a unique survey of golf courses of England, Ireland, Scotland & Wales. Darwin and Rountree bring the reader on a tour of many of the
￼￼storied courses as the game was gaining popularity both on the British Isles and "across the Atlantic".
Darwin's depiction of some of the lost and legendary courses will captivate the reader. Rountree’s paintings evoke what can be described as “realistic impressionism”. Golfing moments, as well as the golfing environment are captured with his brush in ways many seasoned golfers have experienced. Rountree’s many paintings find golfers on the course; capture old harbors, sand dunes, forests, and humorous subjects.
2-time Master's champion Ben Crenshaw notes in his Foreword that “as a practicing golf course architect myself, I find this book insightful in describing the concepts of strategic design. Darwin had a wonderful feel for what makes a good golf hole. This was second nature to him, so in a way, this book is his textbook for golf course architecture.”
The paintings display well on my iPhone 4S with Retina display,