Phil Ryan and Paul Reeves, Golf Architects and Directors of Pacific Coast Design, have recently completed a new and exciting book on golf in India.
Appropriately titled “Golf inIndia” the book covers all aspects of golf course development in a country that has a history in the sport of golf that exceeds 150 years.
PCD have completed 14 golf projects acrossIndiaand the Directors have been visiting since 1978, with an average of six trips per year since 1993 when their first golf course design commenced (EagletonGolfVillageinBangalore) opened in 1995. Every golf course in the country is listed and, with over 200 colour photographs, the book details the drama and beauty of many Indian golf courses.
There are maps of each of the main Indian cities showing the location of each of the golf courses, there are articles on the history of golf inIndia, photos of some of the wildlife that share the golf courses and unique insights into some of the more quirky aspects of golf in this great country.
The golf is organised in regions so the avid golfer can certainly map out their planned golfing explorations.
The book also goes well beyond the simple golf course outlines and includes details on the designing, master-planning, construction, management and maintenance of golf courses with a focus on the issues and products of the Indian marketplace.
The book covers a wide range of information.
When asked about this the authors said: “This is the first book on golf in India, we obviously wanted to capture the atmosphere of the golf courses but the book is also a culmination of all of the topics, issues and questions we have answered over the past 20 years in India.”
Priced at around Rs 2,000 (US$50) the book is available for purchase through the web at www.flipkart.com as well as at bookshops aroundIndia.
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