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Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects: The Creation of the WORLD'S GREATEST GOLF COURSES in the Words and Images of History's Master Designers

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The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architects creative instincts.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from Americas master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the worlds most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass.

Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insiders look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.

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The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect's creative instincts.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America's master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the world's most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass.

Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insider's look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.

About the Author

Michael Patrick Shiels is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America and is the official golf writer of the PGA of America's Michigan Section. He has authored five books and collaborated on three books with Donald Trump and Larry King. He lives in East Lansing, Michigan.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781602393264
Author:
Shiels, Michael Patr
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Author:
Shiels, Michael Patrick
Author:
American Society Of Golf Course Architec
Author:
, The American Society O.
Author:
American Society of Golf Course
Author:
, The American Society OF GOLF COURSE ARCHITECTS.,
Author:
Michael P. Shiels,
Author:
The, American Society of Golf Course
Author:
Michael PATRICK. Shiels,
Author:
American Society of Golf Course Architects, The
Author:
The American Society of Golf Course Architects
Author:
Shiels, Michael P.
Subject:
Golf - General
Subject:
Golf courses
Subject:
Golf course architects
Subject:
Golf
Subject:
Golf courses -- Design and construction.
Subject:
Sports and Fitness-Golf
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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"Synopsis" by , The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they be complicated terrain, forces of nature, budget limitations, demanding developers, or the difficult task of balancing the practical scientific needs of a golf course with the architect's creative instincts.

Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects offers readers behind-the-scenes tales from America's master architects themselves in their own words. Elite designers such as Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others share their personal anecdotes related to the creation of some of the world's most famous courses: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by accident, such as the famed island green 17th at the TPC at Sawgrass.

Published in collaboration with the prestigious American Society of Golf Course Architects, Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects includes more than 150 beautiful full-color photographs and dozens of drawings and course blueprints, making this a first of its kind insider's look at golf course architecture sure to become a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the courses they play.

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