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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
December 1, 2020 · ASGCA - American Society of Golf Course Architects. December 1, 2020.
Useful subjects to study Golf course architects have varied backgrounds, from greenkeepers and professional golfers, to graduates with landscape architecture degrees.
Golf course architects must possess a background in areas such as agronomy, engineering, site design, and - of course - golf. Degree programs in landscape architecture provide the foundational...
Interested in Golf Architecture? The Society of Australian Golf Course Architects annual magazine GOLF ARCHITECTURE is the world's only magazine devoted to the subject of golf design.