Golf Architecture: A Worldwide Perspective Vol. 1

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    Daley, Paul
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There are 7 Volumes in the collection. Volume 6 is near on impossible to find, and the rest are increasingly difficult to set your hands on. Volume 7 was  released in 2019.

A wide variety of topics are found in the first two volumes. U.K Centric topics include Lessons from The Old Course and Martin Hawtree's expose of the Rythym of Lahinch. Courses highlighted include Royal Cinque Ports and The Old Course. An excellent review of H.S Colt is found in Volume 2.

Volume 3 continues the theme with 47 essays along with an emphasis on modern-day courses that have become classics. Volume 3 also features more than 350 visual aids that make the reading a little less strenuous. Of interest to the U.K based is an essay of the U.K. Heathlands, Painswick, and Ballybunion.

David McLay Kidd writes on the Castle Course in St Andrews in Volume 4. The Old Course and specifically it's green and pin positions return too. Askernish is outed by Martin Ebert before Ceann Sibeal is endorsed. A Picture Essay of Fairmont St Andrews concludes the U.K. content.

Volume 5 continues the well-honed pattern. Appearances are made by Machrihanish Dunes, Woodhall Spa Hotchkin, Turnberry, Ganton, and a feature on golf architecture in Wales.

Volume 6 contains an essay by Frank Pont about the extra hole he built at Cruden Bay.

While there is not an overabundance of information on British and Irish courses, the collective wisdom of leading architects and writers make these worthy additions to an established library.

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