Art of Golf Design (The)

Scroll books A-Z
  • Author:
    Shackelford, Geoff
  • Contributors:
    • Miller, Michael G
  • First edition:
  • ISBN:


A singular book that provides a feast for the eyes and food for thought. It is a collection of pertinent and timeless architecture essays. Billed as the ultimate meeting ground for enthusiasts of golf art and architecture, we cannot disagree.

Classical writings from H.S. Colt, Max Behr, Robert Hunter, Bernard Darwin and Tom Simpson feature alongside essays by Geoff Shackelford. Max Behr features often and can is both philosophical and poetic. The link between Shackelford, the classical writings and Michael Miller's outstanding artwork? The merging of golf and art.

It is a book you can read once and come back to as it provides nuance 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.

Read if . . .

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

Own a copy

Discover Courses

View our interactive map to locate courses of architectural distinction throughout the UK & Ireland

Golf Architecture

Join the resurgence of interest in architecture with our comprehensive book guide and recommendations

Unique Collections

Browse Evalu18’s selection of golf courses, grouped by characteristics both common and quirky