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 JSF 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 Hiro Club, this book displays golf's internationally rewned venues alongside unsung courses of subtlety and beauty. Each of these design masterpieces reveals fascinating stories that will enthuse all golfers about an extraordinary legacy left to the game. The rare treasure trove of Material in Masters of Design makes it a lavish addition to any golfer's library.
Henry Lord is a researcher and writer specialising in company and golf club histories. He is the co-author of Creating Classics: The Golf Courses of Harry Colt (Icon, 2008). Peter Pugh is a businessman, company historian and former golf addict. His other books include Creating Classics: The Golf Courses of Harry Colt, The Magic of a Name, the official history of Rolls-Royce, and two titles in Icon's famous Introducing series, on Margaret Thatcher and John Maynard Keynes.