The routing of a course is the most important part of its design, but the hows and whys of doing it are not well understood, even by those who have played many of the world’s best courses. Never before has a golf course architect explained, in detail, why he put the golf holes where he did. This is a beautiful book. It is an exceptional book.
In Getting to 18, Tom covers the routing of my first 18 courses from High Pointe in Michigan through the completion of Barnbougle Dunes and St. Andrews Beach in Australia. The oversized (12″x18″) book includes topographical maps of every property, photos of the raw land and finished courses, and a thorough explanation of the decisions made in the design process.
The book includes incredible photographs, sketches and original correspondence – plus beautiful course maps and drawings. If you love golf architecture and want to understand it at a deeper level, there is no other book like this one.
The book is a limited edition of 1,500 copies, signed and numbered by Tom Doak personally and shipped Federal Express when it is released in June 2020.
SOLD OUT, copies can occasionally be found, if you are lucky, for over $700.