The Art of Golf Design provides a feast for the eyes and food for thought. It is a collection of important and timeless golf architecture essays. Billed as the ultimate meeting ground for enthusiasts of golf art and architecture, we cannot disagree.

Classical writings from Harry Colt, Max Behr, Robert Hunter, Bernard Darwin and Tom Simpson feature alongside essays by Geoff Shackelford. Max Behr features often, with his prose both philosophical and poetic. The common thread between the author’s essays, the classical writings and Michael Miller’s outstanding artwork is the convergence of golf and art.


The Art of Golf Design is a book you can read once and come back to as your understanding grows. At the same time, it is a book you can enjoyably flick through without much thought. All in all, it is an excellent addition to an established library immediately following on from the Sacred Texts.

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You want a collection of poetry and prose from the most influential architects of the golden age.