Originally from Scotland, Willie Park Jr. brought his knowledge and design theories to both Canada and the USA. Chapter Ten of The Game of Golf is entitled “Laying Out and Keeping Golf-Links”. In nineteen pages, Willie Park Jr. explains how many of the early courses are to be laid out. He also includes pertinent points which will make them exceptional. The information sheds light on Park’s design theory as seen on 160 courses worldwide.


The Game of Golf can be found from a variety of publishers. The Longmans, Green and Co. first edition from 1896 can be found for reasonable money. In 2006, Luath Press Ltd. reprinted it (9781905222650). In 2010, Arcturus Publishing Ltd. republished the book in the manner of the original (9781848377103).

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