Category Archives: Architecture

Discovering Alex Russell : The Man and His Legacy

Who is the most under-rated and underappreciated architect of the last century? A strong case can be made that it is Alex Russell. Six years ago, I played a delightful round of golf on the Paraparaumu Beach golf course near

Discovering Alex Russell : The Man and His Legacy

Who is the most under-rated and underappreciated architect of the last century? A strong case can be made that it is Alex Russell. Six years ago, I played a delightful round of golf on the Paraparaumu Beach golf course near

Tom Doak’s Little Red Book of Golf Course Architecture

In addition to his thriving golf course architecture practice, Tom Doak is building up a nice niche with his golf books. His latest issue is targeted specifically at his philosophy of golf course architecture. It is (obviously) modeled after Harvey

Tom Doak’s Little Red Book of Golf Course Architecture

In addition to his thriving golf course architecture practice, Tom Doak is building up a nice niche with his golf books. His latest issue is targeted specifically at his philosophy of golf course architecture. It is (obviously) modeled after Harvey

Why are there Eighteen Holes?

Click on the image of the book to view on Amazon The USGA took the unusual step this year of issuing their annual Herbert Warren Wind Award to two books. One of the worthy winners was Peter Lewis: Why are

Why are there Eighteen Holes?

Click on the image of the book to view on Amazon The USGA took the unusual step this year of issuing their annual Herbert Warren Wind Award to two books. One of the worthy winners was Peter Lewis: Why are

Golf’s Royal Clubs : Honoured by the British Royal Family 1833-2013 by Scott MacPherson

When the home of golf decides to publish a golf book it is a noteworthy event. “The empire on which the sun never sets” is the subject of a new book commissioned by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of

Golf’s Royal Clubs : Honoured by the British Royal Family 1833-2013 by Scott MacPherson

When the home of golf decides to publish a golf book it is a noteworthy event. “The empire on which the sun never sets” is the subject of a new book commissioned by the Royal & Ancient Golf Club of

Simpson & Co. Golf Architects by Fred Hawtree

The British architect Tom Simpson is the designer of two of my favorites courses in the world: the full course at Morfontaine outside Paris and the best nine-hole course in the world at the same location, the Valliere course at

Simpson & Co. Golf Architects by Fred Hawtree

The British architect Tom Simpson is the designer of two of my favorites courses in the world: the full course at Morfontaine outside Paris and the best nine-hole course in the world at the same location, the Valliere course at

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses Vol 3 The Americas (summer destinations)

What is summer? Seemingly a simple question with a complex answer. In New Jersey, it is the period between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. In Melbourne the answer is quite different. Summer is also a state of mind

The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses Vol 3 The Americas (summer destinations)

What is summer? Seemingly a simple question with a complex answer. In New Jersey, it is the period between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox. In Melbourne the answer is quite different. Summer is also a state of mind

Planet Golf : Modern Masterpieces by Darius Oliver

When future historians and students of the game look back on the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries they will likely recognize it as the second Golden Age of golf course design and architecture. The first Golden Age witnessed the

Planet Golf : Modern Masterpieces by Darius Oliver

When future historians and students of the game look back on the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries they will likely recognize it as the second Golden Age of golf course design and architecture. The first Golden Age witnessed the