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  • Paperback: 166 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (24 Feb. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1145815812
  • ISBN-13: 978-1145815810
  • Product Dimensions: 18.9 x 0.9 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 652,432 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PAUL GRAY on 22 Jun. 2014
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Mackenzie is rightly heralded as possible the greatest golf course architect of all time. What is most striking and certainly something which many a modern day architect or Greens Committee could do well to note is the common sense and 'less is more' approach of the man. The book itself is a simple enough read, owing much to the practical approach taken to course management. The emphasise is very much about working with, rather than against, every subtlety nature has to offer.
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Amazon.com: 7 reviews
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Comprehensive triestie on early golf architecture 10 Nov. 1998
By William E. Nelson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
If you didn't like the recent reprint of "Spirit of St. Andrews," take heart; this book is the one that was published during Dr. MacKenzie's lifetime for a reason.
The book is well organized, and Dr. MacKenzie obviously used a good editor to help him. I wouldn't purchase both books, and I would choose this one rather than the over-hyped "Spirit"
A Scanned Version of a Published Book 24 Jun. 2014
By Daniel - Published on Amazon.com
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The content of the book is great. Dr. Mackenzie goes into great detail about how to maximize the aesthetic and playability of a course while minimizing inputs.

This book is more the nuts and bolts of how to go about building a course and less so about his personal design style or the artistry of golf course architecture.

As you read along you will have to keep in mind that course construction at this time was just starting to use mechanization. Also, the chapters about what he terms "synthetic manures," or something to that effect, are not as topical now with the advent and widespread use of modern chemical fertilizers and amendments.

This is a scanned copy of a previous version of the book. The font is large. The line spacing is generous. What is a 150 or so page book would actually be more like a 60 page pamphlet if using todays modern font size and spacing. Also, the diagrams and pictures that are scanned from the original don't come throguh clearly. There is some "digital clutter" that made most of them fairly useless.
Notes from a Master 25 Mar. 2013
By Gordon Peters - Published on Amazon.com
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Like sitting at the feet of Yoda. Written by the man himself. The prose is Victorian but if you can get through that, a very fine book.
original copy 2 Feb. 2014
By jd ha - Published on Amazon.com
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it was great contents but not original copy, and quality is not good as i expected. i hope i can keep reading with amazon
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Good book by Great Architect 11 Feb. 2009
By R. Rains - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Learn the thoughts and design beliefs of one of the great golf course architects. After reading the book you then can see his hand print on Augusta National.
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