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#1 JB41318

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Posted 29 April 2011 - 11:23 PM

i am interested in learning a bit more about course architechture. Can anyone recommend any good books on the subject?

#2 Shanks4ever

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 05:00 AM

Anatomy of a golf course is the first you should read, about $24 free post from the book depository. The author in my opinion, Tom Doak is the number 1 alive designer in world golf. Barnbougle Dunes is one of his designs. Go to his website Renaissance Golf Design to see his great body of work. His design thoughts are - " Minimalism - respecting the ground we are given... and taking what it gives us" After that read the spirit of St Andrews by Alister Mackenzie the number 1 designer in world golf of the past.

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Posted 04 May 2011 - 06:20 AM

You could also look for "The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses" which is also written by Tom Doak. It will probably cost you $300+ though I reckon.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 09:42 AM

There is also Robert Hunters The Links which is well worth the read. Can anyone tell me if The Life and Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie is worth buying. At $300+ I would like to get the opinion of someone who has read it.

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Posted 24 July 2011 - 08:10 AM

Aussie, The Life and Work book is an incredible book for sure. I've got a copy as a gift from a friend, and I would never think of selling it. It is worth the money for sure.

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Posted 01 July 2014 - 08:32 PM

I know this is a very old post but, one of the best books (if not the best) I have ever read on this subject is,

 

"The Complete Golf Course :  Turf & Design" by Claude Crockford.

 

Another good reference book is,

 

"The Golf Course" by Geoffrey Cornish & Ronald Whitten

 

Also agree with "Anatomy of a Golf Course" by Tom Doak

 

Any book on golf course architecture is good reading in my eyes though !!!


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#7 Li Ning

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Posted 03 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

I know this is a very old post but, one of the best books (if not the best) I have ever read on this subject is,
 
"The Complete Golf Course :  Turf & Design" by Claude Crockford.
 
Another good reference book is,
 
"The Golf Course" by Geoffrey Cornish & Ronald Whitten
 
Also agree with "Anatomy of a Golf Course" by Tom Doak
 
Any book on golf course architecture is good reading in my eyes though !!!



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Posted 04 July 2014 - 08:02 AM

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 03:12 AM

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Posted 26 July 2014 - 12:04 PM


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Posted 28 December 2014 - 10:38 AM

In my collection of golf porn I have the five volume output by Paul Daley, "Golf Architecture - A Worldwide Perspective".
Great pictures and history of design through the ages and across the world. Plenty of essays by noted designers covering all sorts of topics.
These books are a solid read though, but well worth consideration.
Considering their retail price per volume is up around $50 - $70, I got them all at a steal.
There's always plenty on offer on eBay and Amazon, sometimes at a good price.
 



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 01:58 AM

I know this one: The Course of Landscape Architecture


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