- Rowntree, Harry
The Golf Courses of the British Isles is the best golf course architecture book not about golf course architecture.
The infamous telltale sign of a rare first edition is the misspelling of Harry Rowntree's name as Harry Rountree on the front cover. Be aware if you are after a first edition that all 64 of the plates are present and correct. 49 are in colour and 15 in monochrome. As well, there were two bindings in 1910. The dark green with gold gilt is the preferred and more valuable binding. You can find it by clicking here.
Numerous editions are available and some are downright cheap. There is no excuse not to buy The Golf Courses of the British Isles. Storey Communications republished it in 1988 (IBSN 9780882664859). It was then re-published in 2007 by Konecky & Konecky (9781568526102).
Read if . . .
You want a historic walk through the Victorian and early Golden Age of British Golf.