Grounds for Golf – The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Design

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  • Author:
    Shackelford, Geoff
  • Contributors:
    • Hanse, Gil
  • First edition:
    2003
  • ISBN:
    9780312278083

Synopsis

If you are looking for the starting point of understanding golf course architecture, there is almost no better place than Grounds for Golf. The perfect starting point for a novice armchair architect would be Grounds for Golf followed by Tom Doak's The Anatomy of a Golf Course.

Geoff Shackelford provides the narrative, and Gil Hanse provides the detailed illustrations that are superb on a technical front. Anecdotes and witty quotes keep the read entertaining. Written for the layperson, the tone is encouraging rather than condescending or high brow.

Further Listening

The book was discussed on the iseekgolf.com podcast which can be listened to by clicking here.


Read if . . .

You want a concise, modern overview of the basics of golf course architecture. It's well illustrated and entertaining.


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