This list represents a relatively small cross-section of the many books written on the subject of golf course architecture in America.
Books by and about architects and courses featured in the program
From Birdies to Bunkers: Discover How Golf Can Bring Love, Humor, and Success into Your Lifeby Alice Dye with Mark Shaw Scotland's Gift: How America Discovered Golfby Charles Blair Macdonald The Evagelist of Golf: The Story of Charles Blair Macdonaldby George Bahto Thomas 'Tom' Bendelow, The Johnny Appleseed of American Golfby Stuart W. Bendelow Golf Has Never Failed Me: The Lost Commentaries of Legendary Golf Architect Donald J. Rossby Donald J. Ross Pete Dye Golf Courses: Fifty Years of Visionary Designby Joel Zuckerman The Edict: A Novel from the Beginnings of Golfby Bob Cupp The Seventh at St. Andrews: How Scotsman David McLay Kidd and His Ragtag Band Built the First New Course on Gol's Holy Soil in Nearly a Centuryby Scott Grummer The Anatomy of a Golf Course: The Art of Golf Architectureby Tom Doak Golf Course Designsby Tom Fazio with Cal Brown The Spirit of Pinehurstby Lee Pace Dream Golf: The Making of Bandon Dunesby Stephen Goodwin Pinehurst: Home of American Golfby Richard Mandell
General golf course architecture reference books
The Golf Courseby Geoffrey S. Cornish and Ronald E. Whitten Golf Courses of the PGA Tourby George Peper The Art of Gold DesignLandscapes by Michaels G. Miller/Essays by George Shackelford Planet Golf USA: The Definitive Reference to the Great Golf Courses in Americaby Darious Oliver The Golden Age of Golf Designby George Shackelford Golf Architecture: A Worlwide PerspectiveCopiled and Edited by Paul Daley World Atlas of Golf: The Greatest Courses and How They are PlayedGolf in Americaby George B. KirschThe Match: The Day the Game of Golf Changed Foreverby Mark Frost Grounds for Golf: The History and Fundamentals of Golf Course Designby George Shackelford Golfersby Dick Durrance II
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