Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game

Hardcover; 120 pages; 9 x 12″, $30.00, copyright ©2013

Sand and Golf: How Terrain Shapes the Game explores what makes golf, and golf course architecture, so special on sandy terrain. This book investigates the relationship between sandy terrain and great golf from all angles. From the classic links courses of the British Isles to the great sandy courses of the modern era, sandy terrain has always produced golf


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at its best. The unique features of sandyground are the reason. Firm conditions, natural bunkers, and fantastic contours are all part of the story. Sand and Golf explores all aspects of the art and architecture of golf on sandy terrain, from the routing of entire courses to the significance held by a tiny wrinkle in a windswept fairway. Golfing on sandy ground is a special experience, this book explains why.