Just published by Rizzoli of New York the book, by Richard Diedrich, contains beautiful photographs with a a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus and a Preface by Robert Trent Jones, Jr.
If golf courses are the soul of a golf club, then the clubhouse is the heart. 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.
Many of the clubhouses chosen for this book are stellar examples of expansive private estates that were converted into golf courses, and the estate manors into golf clubhouses. Experience the turn-of-the-century coastal charm of Maidstone Country Club in Easthampton, New York; savour a view of the ocean from the luxurious Mediterranean-influenced Gulfstream Golf Club in Palm Beach, Florida; and behold the lavish grandeur of England’s StokePark, best remembered for its appearance in the James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
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 course architect.
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 gift for avid golf enthusiasts.
250 colour photographs / ISBN: 978-0-8478-3983-4 / £40.00 Rizzoli New York
Hardcover / 256 pages / 250 colour photographs / 11 1/3” x 11 1/3”
Price: £40.00 UK ISBN: 978-0-8478-3983-4 www.rizzoliusa.com