Methods of Early Golf Architecture

" - Robert Hunter The Design Process "The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game.

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from premier architects C.B. Macdonald, George C. Thomas, and Robert Hunter. With precision and detail, these visionaries discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched. Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - Teeing Grounds - Through the Green - Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - Ideal Holes - The Construction Process - Overseeing Construction Characteristics of a Golf Architect "A golf architect must be a student of agriculture, understand nature, have a knowledge of soils, knowledge of implements, drainage, and above all the particular character of the layout which tantalizes a lover of the game and holds him spellbound." - C.B. Macdonald Psychology of Design "How deadly dull are two or three holes of the same character when they follow each other! A drive and pitch followed by a drive and pitch is a good deal like serving a watery pudding after a watery soup." - Robert Hunter The Design Process "The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game." - George C. Thomas Utilizing Natural Features "Now and then one finds a hole of real distinction which nature herself has modeled, and to add anything artificial would be a crime." - Robert Hunter

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast.

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast. With precision and detail, these prominent architects discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched. Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes: Characteristics of a Golf Architect Psychology of Design Deciding Where to Build The Design Process Utilizing Natural Features Teeing Grounds Through the Green Hazards Greens and Greenkeeping Ideal Holes The Construction Process Overseeing Construction Characteristics of a Golf Architect “He should, above all, have a sense of proportion and be able to come to a prompt decision as to what is the greatest good to the greatest number.” – Alister MacKenzie Psychology of Design “The designer of a course should start off on his work in a sympathetic frame of mind for the weak, and at the same time be as severe as he likes with the first-class player.” – H.S. Colt The Design Process “The course should be so interesting that even the plus man is constantly stimulated to improve his game in attempting shots he has hitherto been unable to play.” – Alister MacKenzie Greens and Greenkeeping “The plagues of Egypt seem but slight evils in comparison with the trials sometimes experienced by the keen and anxious greenkeeper.” – H.S. Colt

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast.

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from 19th century architects Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast. With precision and detail, these prominent architects discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched. Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - Teeing Grounds - Through the Green - Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - Ideal Holes - The Construction Process - Overseeing Construction Characteristics of a Golf Architect "He should, above all, have a sense of proportion and be able to come to a prompt decision as to what is the greatest good to the greatest number." - Alister MacKenzie Psychology of Design "The designer of a course should start off on his work in a sympathetic frame of mind for the weak, and at the same time be as severe as he likes with the first-class player." - H.S. Colt The Design Process "The course should be so interesting that even the plus man is constantly stimulated to improve his game in attempting shots he has hitherto been unable to play." - Alister MacKenzie Greens and Greenkeeping "The plagues of Egypt seem but slight evils in comparison with the trials sometimes experienced by the keen and anxious greenkeeper." - H.S. Colt

Methods of Early Golf Architecture

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Methods of Early Golf Architecture

Methods of Early Golf Architecture features selected writings from premier architects C.B. Macdonald, George C. Thomas, and Robert Hunter. With precision and detail, these visionaries discuss each element of golf course design, and no detail is left untouched. Methods of Early Golf Architecture Includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - Teeing Grounds - Through the Green - Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - Ideal Holes - The Construction Process - Overseeing Construction Characteristics of a Golf Architect “A golf architect must be a student of agriculture, understand nature, have a knowledge of soils, knowledge of implements, drainage, and above all the particular character of the layout which tantalizes a lover of the game and holds him spellbound.” – C.B. Macdonald Psychology of Design “How deadly dull are two or three holes of the same character when they follow each other! A drive and pitch followed by a drive and pitch is a good deal like serving a watery pudding after a watery soup.” – Robert Hunter The Design Process “The ability to create is to consider all the problems of a golf course. The architect must visualize the effect his work will produce from all angles of the game.” – George C. Thomas Utilizing Natural Features "Now and then one finds a hole of real distinction which nature herself has modeled, and to add anything artificial would be a crime.” – Robert Hunter

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne.

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne. Written in 1920 during the height of his career, Golf Architecture provides rare insight into Dr. MacKenzie's timeless design strategies and unrelenting pursuit of perfection. Inside this classic of golf literature, MacKenzie details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight on the proper methods of greenkeeping and design. Along with his first-hand narrative and an introduction by H.S. Colt, twenty-two of MacKenzie’s original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. Golf Architecture includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - The Importance of Beauty - The Object of Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - The Construction Process - The Future of Golf Architecture

Golf Architecture in America

According to Thomas, “In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to ...

Golf Architecture in America

Golf Architecture in America is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by famed architect George C. Thomas. Considered by historians to be the most influential book ever written on early American golf, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies used to design, construct, and maintain the most renowned golf courses in the United States. According to Thomas, “In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate strategy and construction, and to consider all the factors which must be included in the up-to-date proposition.” Written in 1927, this book features over 150 black-and-white photographs and drawings, including rare photos of Pine Valley, Pinehurst No. 2, and Pebble Beach. Also included is a foreword by the author and an appendix highlighting his design achievements.

Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture

This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction.

Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture

Some Essays on Golf-Course Architecture features selected writings from prominent architects of the early 20th century, H.S. Colt, C.H. Alison, and Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Written in 1920 during the height of their careers, this collaborative guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies they used to design and construct the world’s most renowned golf courses. Inside this classic of golf literature, the authors detail how they approach each element of golf course design, from placing hazards to utilizing a site's natural beauty. Along with their first-hand narrative, all of the original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction. Also included is a preface by H.S. Colt and two new appendixes highlighting the career achievements of Colt and Alison.

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne.

Golf Architecture

In Golf Architecture, famed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie details the strict methods and philosophies that led him to design such world-renowned masterpieces as Augusta National, Cypress Point, and Royal Melbourne. Written in 1920 during the height of his career, Golf Architecture provides rare insight into Dr. MacKenzie's timeless design strategies and unrelenting pursuit of perfection. Inside this classic of golf literature, MacKenzie details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight on the proper methods of greenkeeping and design. Along with his first-hand narrative and an introduction by H.S. Colt, twenty-two of MacKenzie's original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. Golf Architecture includes: - Characteristics of a Golf Architect - Psychology of Design - Deciding Where to Build - The Design Process - Utilizing Natural Features - The Importance of Beauty - The Object of Hazards - Greens and Greenkeeping - The Construction Process - The Future of Golf Architecture

Sport in Museums

MacKenzie, A., Colt, S., Tillinghast A., 2013, Methods of Early Golf Architecture: The Selected Writings of Alister MacKenzie, H.S. Colt, and A.W. Tillinghast (Volume 1), Coventry House Publishing. Macpherson, S., Lowe, I., 2007, ...

Sport in Museums

This book explores, in breadth and depth, the role of sport in museums. It surveys the history of sport in museums, including the growth in sport museums and halls of fame driven by major sports teams and sport organisations. The book considers the humanistic benefits of the promotion of sporting heritage within museums, and presents cases, museums stories and best practice from around the world. Sport in Museums is essential reading for all students, researchers, curators, and historians with an interest in sport. It is also a useful resource for researchers and advanced students working in museum studies, heritage studies or cultural history.

Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture Annotated

This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction.

Some Essays on Golf Course Architecture  Annotated

Some Essays on Golf-Course Architecture features selected writings from prominent architects of the early 20th century, H.S. Colt, C.H. Alison, and Dr. Alister MacKenzie. Written in 1920 during the height of their careers, this collaborative guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies they used to design and construct the world's most renowned golf courses. Inside this classic of golf literature, the authors detail how they approach each element of golf course design, from placing hazards to utilizing a site's natural beauty. Along with their first-hand narrative, all of the original photos and sketches have been included, ensuring that every element of the first edition has been carefully preserved. This book includes 19 black-and-white photographs and 4 hand-sketched diagrams, including rare photos of Pine Valley and Longniddry during construction. Also included is a preface by H.S. Colt and two new appendixes highlighting the career achievements of Colt and Alison.

Golf Course Architecture

Figure 1-2 Early golf course routings had crossing holes, but as more people played the course, the danger of crossing ... The master golf architects who developed this more methodical and formal method of practice included H. S. Colt ...

Golf Course Architecture

Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition is fully updated with more than fifty percent new material, including more than twenty-five recent innovations in the golf industry. Revealing both the art and science of golf course architecture, it takes readers inside the designer’s mind through each step to designing a golf green, golf hole, and golf course. Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of full-color photographs, course maps, and drawings, this Second Edition explains the roots of ugliness and sources of beauty in courses, how the landscape communicates, and the connection between golfers and golf courses. Golf Course Architecture, Second Edition provides a wealth of accessible and helpful information on golf course architecture chronicling every facet of designing, building, renovating, and restoring a golf course.

Golf Architecture in America Its Strategy Construction Annotated

According to Thomas, "In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate ...

Golf Architecture in America  Its Strategy   Construction  Annotated

Golf Architecture in America is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by famed architect George C. Thomas. Considered by historians to be the most influential book ever written on early American golf, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies used to design, construct, and maintain the most renowned golf courses in the United States. According to Thomas, "In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate strategy and construction, and to consider all the factors which must be included in the up-to-date proposition." Written in 1927, this book features over 150 black-and-white photographs and drawings, including rare photos of Pine Valley, Pinehurst No. 2, and Pebble Beach. Also included is a foreword by the author and an appendix highlighting his design achievements.

Golf Architecture in America Its Strategy Construction Annotated

According to Thomas, "In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate ...

Golf Architecture in America  Its Strategy   Construction  Annotated

Golf Architecture in America is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by famed architect George C. Thomas. Considered by historians to be the most influential book ever written on early American golf, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies used to design, construct, and maintain the most renowned golf courses in the United States. According to Thomas, "In this book it has been aimed to aid the beginner by giving actual experiences in course building, and to place before him the practical working methods found by the writer to constitute sound practice; to illustrate strategy and construction, and to consider all the factors which must be included in the up-to-date proposition." Written in 1927, this book features over 150 black-and-white photographs and drawings, including rare photos of Pine Valley, Pinehurst No. 2, and Pebble Beach. Also included is a foreword by the author and an appendix highlighting his design achievements.

Golf Course Design

In the British Isles , golf had been played as early as the seventeenth - century near London by Scottish ... architects who started their practices on the heaths heralded the inception of modern golf course architecture in which earth ...

Golf Course Design

When it comes to golf course design, Robert Muir Graves and Geoffrey S. Cornish are true masters. Over the past few decades, they have produced every type of course imaginable: long and short, entry level and upscale, courses built on ocean bluffs and swamps, courses located in the United States and around the world. Now, drawing on this vast experience and their popular golf course design seminars held at the Harvard Graduate School of Design and nationwide for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America, Graves and Cornish share a wealth of expertise on all aspects of design and construction in this outstanding book. Golf Course Design covers all of the major historic, aesthetic, business, and technical issues of the subject-- from course layout, hole design, drainage, irrigation, and turf-grass selection to planning, financing, construction, and environmental considerations.

Sport Media and Mega Events

As Mackenzie observed in his book Golf Architecture, “In the old days, many golf courses were designed by prominent ... the most perfect results and make the fullest use of all the natural features by more up-to-date methods” (ibid.).

Sport  Media and Mega Events

Bringing together many of the most influential scholars in sport and media studies, this book examines the diverse ways that media influences our understanding of the world’s most important sport events, dubbed sports mega-events. It sheds new light on how these events have been changed by the media, and have, in turn, adapted to media to further their brand’s cultural influence. Focusing on the central concept of "mediatization" – the permeation of media into all spheres of contemporary life – the book presents original case studies of major events including the Olympics, FIFA, rugby and cricket World Cups, Tour de France, Super Bowl, World Series, Monaco Grand Prix, Wimbledon, and many more. Written from a truly international perspective, this is a seminal work in sport and media studies that reveals the growing political, economic, and cultural influences of sport mega-events in contemporary society. Sport, Media and Mega-Events is an essential text for any course on the sociology of sport, event management, sport marketing, or featuring a cultural, communication or media studies approach to sport.

Dream Golf

Just as the architect of postmodern buildings finds ways to combine the elements of different eras and styles, so Dye had discovered fresh ways to unite the old and the new. Dye was familiar with the long history of golf design, ...

Dream Golf

The account of how one of America’s most beautiful golf resorts came to be is “a narrative gem” (James Dodson). On a wild, windblown bluff high above the Pacific sits one of America’s premier golfing destinations, Bandon Dunes. Golf enthusiast Mike Keiser had the dream of building this British-style “links” course on a stretch of Oregon’s rugged coast—and Dream Golf is the first all-inclusive account of how he turned his passion into reality. This revised and expanded edition takes another look at Bandon Dunes and introduces readers to Old Macdonald, a new course that provides golfers with a more rugged, untamed version of the game, named in honor of Charles Blair Macdonald (1856–1939), the father of American golf course architecture and one of the founders of the US Golf Association. This fourth course, designed by renowned golf course architect Tom Doak along with Jim Urbina, brings visitors back to the true origins of the sport—and Dream Golf is a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at how this special spot became a destination for golfers everywhere.

Links to the Past

Some of the biggest contributors to changes to golf courses include landscaping , architecture , and technological advances . Many early golf courses in the United States were planned with no trees and it was rare for a course to have a ...

Links to the Past

In summer 2016, the U.S. National Park Service began a study on the history and design of the National Park Service golf courses at East Potomac Park, Rock Creek Park, and Langston. As enthusiasm for the sport began in the early 20th century, the District of Columbia's public golf courses were built by the federal government for those who could not afford to play at the area's private clubs and as part of the expansion of parks and recreation facilities in the nation's capital. Initially built between 1918 and 1939, the three courses hosted numerous tournaments, Presidents of the United States, renowned American golfers, as well as countless local citizens. The golf courses also played a role in the city's Civil Rights movement, the National Park Service's position against segregation, and the integration of the city's recreational facilities between 1941 and 1954. The National Park Service will use these studies as critical planning tools for the on-going management, interpretation, and public use of the golf courses. Discover more resources relating to Civil Rights & Equal Opportunity (EEO) here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/catalog/civil-rights-equal-opportunity-eeo Other products produced by the U.S. Department of Interior, National Park Service is available here:https://bookstore.gpo.gov/agency/national-park-service-nps

The Links

A masterpiece of architectural literature, "The Links" is the first book that fully addresses the complexities of the golf course in terms of design, construction, and definition of the game.

The Links

A masterpiece of architectural literature, "The Links" is the first book that fully addresses the complexities of the golf course in terms of design, construction, and definition of the game. Written in 1926, Robert Hunter conceptualized "The Links" as a complete study, a manual for golf course architects and design enthusiasts, specifically written to advance the field of study in a way that had never been tried before. Although Hunter was not a golf course architect by trade, or even a golfing professional, his background as a dedicated socialist reformer led to his unique understanding of the relationship between golf and its greater contribution to society. The challenges posed by golf, as well as the beauty produced by the singular nature of the world’s most famous links, led Hunter to conclude that diversity is what makes golf the cherished game that it is. In "The Links," he postulates, “It is not the love of something easy which has drawn men like a magnet for hundreds of years to this royal and ancient pastime; on the contrary, it is the maddening difficulty of it.” Supported by over fifty photographs and original drawings, "The Links" details the essential features of an ideal golf course and provides insight into the strategies and methods used to design the world’s most renowned courses. As acclaimed architect Dr. Alister MacKenzie wrote, “I have read "The Links" with the greatest interest. Mr. Hunter is familiar with all the great courses in the world and he has written a most entertaining book, which I am sure every golfer will read with profit. I do not hesitate to say that it is the classic of the subject.”

Scotland s Gift Golf Reminiscences by Charles Blair Macdonald

Written in 1928, this book features 56 black-and-white photographs from the author’s personal collection, including rare photos of Bobby Jones, Young Tom Morris, and Francis Ouimet.

Scotland s Gift  Golf  Reminiscences by Charles Blair Macdonald

Scotland’s Gift, Golf is a masterpiece of early golf literature, written by the Father of American Golf Course Architecture, C.B. Macdonald. Considered by historians to be the most important book ever written on early American golf, this book details the birth of golf in the United States in the late nineteenth century and the formation of the U.S.G.A. in 1894. In addition to a detailed summary of the characteristics of an ideal golf course, this guide provides rare insight into the methods and philosophies that Macdonald used to design some of the world’s most renowned courses, including the National Golf Links of America, Mid-Ocean Club, Lido, and Yale Golf Club. It also includes personal anecdotes and correspondence describing the development of the rules of golf, as well as the evolution of the modern golf ball and golf club. Written in 1928, this book features 56 black-and-white photographs from the author’s personal collection, including rare photos of Bobby Jones, Young Tom Morris, and Francis Ouimet. Also included is an appendix which highlights the oldest surviving rules of golf from 1754, as well as the amended version from 1858.