Evolution of Golf Course Design (The)

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  • Author:
    Cutten, Keith
  • Contributors:
    • Daley, Paul
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One of the most anticipated golf course architecture texts released in recent memory, Keith Cutten set the bar high with the superb layout, content and sheer beauty of the publication.

The book is broken down into two parts. Part One is The Evolution of Golf Course Design. Part Two is called Profiles.

In Part One, the opening chapter discusses the origins of the game. Following, chapters Two through Twenty chart by decade, golf course design from the 1830s to the 2010s. The final chapter of Part One discusses the Ladies of the Links.

Divided into three sections is Part Two. Architects profiles make up the first section and take the lions share. Authors feature next with Visionaries taking the last five spots.

The book is elegant and artwork, superb. It is weighty not only in physical stature but is stout with regards to content as well.

G&E's feature on Keith and his writing are found here. Bradley S. Klein reviewed the book honestly and overall, and it is was very well-received. The manuscript of Ran Morrisett's interview for Golf Club Atlas can be read here. Lastly, the book is reviewed here by Garrett Morrison of The Fried Egg.

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