Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain

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The most celebrated and historic golf clubhouses in America and Great Britain. If golf courses are the soul of a golf club, then the golf clubhouse is the heart of a golf club. The private inner sanctum for member camaraderie and refreshment appeared in golf’s earliest history, but purpose-built clubhouses didn’t exist until the nineteenth century. Focusing on the most celebrated golf clubhouses built from the late-nineteenth century and into the 1930s, Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain ...

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Overview

The most celebrated and historic golf clubhouses in America and Great Britain. If golf courses are the soul of a golf club, then the golf clubhouse is the heart of a golf club. The private inner sanctum for member camaraderie and refreshment appeared in golf’s earliest history, but purpose-built clubhouses didn’t exist until the nineteenth century. Focusing on the most celebrated golf clubhouses built from the late-nineteenth century and into the 1930s, Legendary Golf Clubhouses of the U.S. and Great Britain showcases the true golden age of golf clubhouse architecture. The clubhouses chosen for this book are stellar examples of expansive and lush private estates that were converted into golf courses, and the estate manors into golf clubhouses. Experience the turn-of-the-century coastal charm of thatched Maidstone Country Club located in chic Easthampton, New York; savor a view of the ocean from the locker rooms in the luxurious Mediterranean-influenced Gulfstream Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida; and behold the lavish grandeur of England’s Stoke Park, best remembered for its appearance in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever. Diedrich gives the reader an insider’s view of these singular grand golf structures—their grounds, and the dining, sitting, and club rooms—clubhouses that are distinguished not only for their architectural beauty, but also for how they are symbolic of a particular golf club’s identity. This book is the perfect gift for avid golfers and golf enthusiasts alike.

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"....celebrates the most renowned golf clubhouses built from the late nineteenth century and into the 1930s, giving us a look behind golf high society.... the 141-page book charts the history of golf clubhouses and highlights the golden age of clubhouse architecture with stunning visual imagery." -Rogers & Cowan

"This book is a treasure of photos, architectural plans, and tales of the beloved 19th hole where ever memorable game ends and the camaraderie continues." ~Bask Magazine
 
"Gorgeous tome from Rizzoli" -Colorado Avid Golfer
 
"Diedrich gives the reader an insider’s view of these singular grand golf structures—their grounds, and the dining, sitting, and club rooms—-distinguished not only for their architectural beauty, but also for how they are symbolic of a particular golf club’s identity. This book is the perfect give for avid golf enthusiasts." -GoGolfandTravel

"Richard J. Friedrich has created a book that pays worthy homage to this oft-overlooked piece of golf club's identity. Through the use of illustrations, magnificent color photographs, and watercolor site plans created by the author, Friedrich captures the beauty, history, tradition and myster of institutions.....a superb Father's Day gift." -Met Golfer 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847839834
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 200,054
  • Product dimensions: 11.40 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Diedrich is an architect who has consulted on more than eighty golf facilities throughout the world. Jack Nicklaus is considered one of the greatest golfers in the history of the game. Robert Trent Jones, Jr., is a renowned golf architect.

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