Secrets of the Great Golf Course Architects: A Treasury of the World's Greatest Golf Courses by History's Master Designers

By Michael Patrick Shiels, American Society of Golf Course Architects

<span>The assessments a golfer faces at the path are the direct results of the demanding situations initially confronted through the golfing path architect, whether or not they be advanced terrain, forces of nature, funds obstacles, challenging builders, or the tricky job of balancing the sensible clinical wishes of a golfing direction with the architect’s artistic instincts.

<span style="font-style: italic; ">Secrets of the nice golfing direction Architects</span> deals readers behind-the-scenes stories from America’s grasp architects themselves of their personal phrases. Elite designers reminiscent of Tom Fazio, Jack Nicklaus, Pete Dye, Rees Jones, Robert Trent Jones Jr., Arthur Hills, Arnold Palmer, and others proportion their own anecdotes regarding the production of a few of the world’s most renowned classes: from run-ins with snakes to bulldozers sinking in quicksand, to holes created by chance, resembling the famed island eco-friendly seventeenth on the TPC at Sawgrass.

Published in collaboration with the distinguished American Society of golfing direction Architects, <span style="font-style: italic; ">Secrets of the nice golfing path Architects</span> comprises greater than one hundred fifty attractive full-color photos and dozens of drawings and path blueprints, making this a first of its type insider’s examine golfing direction structure certain to turn into a key addition to the libraries of all golfers with an appreciation for the classes they play.

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