Creating Classics portrays Colts
remarkable influence on golf, exploring the life and
mastermind behind the designs for which he became famous.
The book takes in Colts relationships with other
eminent architects of the day Dr Alister MacKenzie
worked with him long before Cypress Point and Augusta
were thought of, while Colts partnerships with
the fascinating Hugh Alison and John Morrison led to
some of the greatest golf courses ever built.
This magnificently produced volume contains breathtaking
pictures of almost 50 courses, but it is much more than
simply a display of spectacular photography. Rare archive
material and stirring prose capture the distinctive
challenges, history and essence of these courses, with
each of them revealing something about the architect.
Evocative insights and engaging tales from leading golf
writers of the past, including Bernard Darwin and Patric
Dickinson, are peppered throughout, while todays
most distinguished commentator Bruce Critchley provides
his definitive selection of Colts Best 18 Holes.
For all golfers, the quality and scope of Creating
Classics makes it an ideal literary companion, helping
expand their knowledge about some of the worlds
outstanding courses and possibly even transforming the
way they view the game. For members of these design
masterpieces, this book will let them take pride in
the pivotal impact their home turf has had in defining
the way golf is played today. Indeed, they belong to
a special group of courses with unparalleled heritage
and a common bond Harry Colt.