The Life and Work of Dr Alister MacKenzie is a biography of one of golf’s most eccentric, engaging, brilliant, and colourful characters. Written by Tom Doak , one of the few men who has seen every known Alister MacKenzie course, the book introduces you to the complex personality behind the incredible body of work.

The first six chapters focus on Alister MacKenzie ‘s time in the U.K. Included is rare background information from his formative years to his time with Harry Colt. His upbringing and his service to King and country are covered engagingly. Chapters Eight and Nine cover MacKenzie’s time in Australia and America.

Doak’s list of MacKenzie’s Best Golf Holes is laid out in the final section. Also of interest is an appendix of Alister MacKenzie ‘s complete portfolio. The book is accented with an abundance of correspondence, photos, drawings, and plans.

Although difficult to find and expensive to acquire, The Life and Work of Dr Alister MacKenzie is worth every penny.

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