- Cotton, Henry
Available in many editions, it hasn't changed much and still offers principles that will continue to endure (IBSN 9780419122500).
There are six main sections presented: Philosophy, Planning, Design, Construction, and Practical Politics. The material is straightforward and easy to understand.
Some information contained in the appendices is perhaps excessive even for the keen architecture student.
Overall, it is useful information to be used more as a reference rather than inspire.
Read if . . .
You a want a gentle and high-level overview of the practical side of planning, designing, constructing and managing a golf course.