Favourite Holes by Design – The Architect’s Choice is comprised of 58 essays from the world’s leading architects.
Instead of focusing on an entire golf course, an individual hole of outstanding architectural merit is chosen and discussed.
Each architects’ essay explains the reason why they feel their hole is worthy of such honour. A hand-drawn diagram usually accompanies each architect’s choice. For example:
Robin Hiseman discusses 15 at Ballybunion Cashen
Tim Lobb discusses 11 at Wentworth West
David McLay Kidd discusses 13 at Gleneagles Kings
Tom Doak discusses 2 at St Andrews Old
Bob Harrison discusses 17 at St Andrews Old
Dr Martin Hawtree discusses 18 at Leven Links
Martin Ebert discusses 5 at Royal Worlington
Michael Hurdzan discusses 11 at Ballybunion Old
Tom Mackenzie discusses 14 at County Louth
The book gives you insight into the mind of some of today’s brightest architects. Their tastes and preferences as well as likes and dislikes are explained. With 58 essays in a single book, it offers tremendous architectural content for your money. If you bought a newsstand golf magazine every month for the next 5 years, you would probably still have less architectural content than what you get here. Favourite Holes by Design is a rare find worth adding to your library.