This Fall looks like it will be kind to those of us who obsess about this great game. We take a look ahead at high quality golf books soon to be published.
Masters of Design: The Golf Courses of Colt, Mackenzie, Alison and Morrison written by Peter Pugh and Henry Lord is scheduled to be published in November by Icon Books
In the world of golf, just as certain courses have achieved iconic status – Pine Valley, Augusta National, Huntingdale, Princes – so are their respective creators, Harry Colt, Alister MacKenzie, CH Alison and JF Morrison equally revered. “Masters of Design” pays homage to these four great sculptors of the land, blending lively anecdotes and atmospheric history with spectacular photographs that evoke glories of playing the fairways of many of the world’s finest golf courses. From the dramatic sea-scoured headlands of Cypress Point in California to the tranquility of Japan’s Hiron Club, this book displays golf’s internationally renowned venues alongside unsung courses of subtlety and beauty. Furthermore, each of these design masterpieces reveals fascinating stories about their architects that will enlighten all golfers about an extraordinary legacy left to the game.
We are also very happy to see a follow-on book to the fabulous Planet Golf: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses Outside the United States of America.
Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to Great Golf Courses in America written by Darius Oliver is scheduled to be published in September by Abrams.
A companion volume to Abrams’ hugely successful Planet Golf, which Golf Magazine called “absolutely superb, a stunning achievement,” this gorgeous book features superb photographs and detailed reviews of more than 140 of America’s finest golf courses, making it the most comprehensive directory ever published on the nation’s outstanding layouts. Included are reviews of every Top 100 ranked course in the United States, according to Golf Digest and Golf Magazine, including Augusta National, Cypress Point, Pine Valley, Shinnecock Hills, Pebble Beach, Whistling Straits, Oakmont, the National, Winged Foot, Pacific Dunes, Bandon Dunes, Oakland Hills, Medinah, and many more.
Author Darius Oliver, a regular contributor to golf rating panels, visited every course he reviews in this book and provides readers with a detailed ratings section that outlines the best, hardest, and most dramatic golf courses and golf holes in the country, as well as a unique Planet Golf World 100 ranking that selects the 100 finest courses on the planet and is sure to generate much interest and discussion.