This biography of one of golf’s most engaging, eccentric, brilliant and colorful characters.
This book is an unprecedented view of how one of our era’s best architects thinks about his craft, his peers and his business.
The first six chapters focus on MacKenzie’s time in the U.U.. Included is rare background information form his formative years to his time with harry Colt. His upbringing and his service to King and country are covered engagingly. Chapter 8 & 9 cover MacKenzie’s time in Australia and America.
Doak’s list of Mackenzie’s Best golf Holes is laid out in the final section.
The book is chocked full of vintage black and white a color photos of both Mackenzie at various times throughout his life and of his golf courses. It also includes copies of letters and other correspondence written by Mackenzie.
Copies of architectural plans or hole designs for many of his courses are included in the book including The Valley Club of Montecito near Santa Barbara. There are also extensive period black and white pictures of the Valley Club, a real beauty.
The Life & Work of Dr. Alister MacKenzie is a required cornerstone of every golfer who loves architecture.