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 by American Society of Golf Course Architects, Michael Patrick Shiels (Paperback, 2015)
The tests a golfer faces on the course are the direct result of the challenges originally faced by the golf course architect, whether they're 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, Arld 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 seventeenth at the TPC at Sawgrass. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we also publish books for a wide variety of athletes and sports enthusiasts, including books on running, cycling, horseback riding, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golf, camping, hiking, aviation, boating, and so much more. While t every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might t otherwise find a home.
Michael Patrick Shiels is an American radio personality and author. He is the host of Michigan's Big Show and is also known for authoring books with Donald Trump, Larry King, Arthur Hills, and Ben Wright. Shiels has written for newspapers and magazines on golf and travel. His articles have appeared in publications including PGA Magazine, Travel + Leisure Golf, Golf Magazine, and Northwest Airlines World Traveler. The American Society of Golf Course Architects was founded in 1947 by Donald Ross, Robert Trent Jones, and other noted golf architects. Its members have designed some of the greatest courses of all time and are actively involved in the design of new courses and the renovation of existing courses all over the world.
American Society of Golf Course Architects, Michael Patrick Shiels
Date of Publication
Ball Games: Field & Outdoor
Place of Publication
New York, NY
Country of Publication
40 color photos, 20 color illustrations, 40 B&W illustrations