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"The Spirit of St. Andrews may have been written sixty years ago, but much of its content is timeless. MacKenzie never minces words, and his views on golf, golfers, and courses remind us that he was not only a brilliant architect but one of the most provocative characters the game has produced."
--George Peper, Editor-in-Chief, GOLF Magazine
"Alister MacKenzie believed that the chief object of a golf architect should be 'to imitate beauties of nature so closely as to make his work indistinguishable from Nature herself.' He showed us the way in this regard....I am lucky to have the book in my library."
--Michael Murphy, author of Golf in the Kingdom and The Kingdom of Shivas Irons
"In golf-as-religion circles, [the publication of The Spirit of St. Andrews] might be likened to the discovery of another Dead Sea scroll....It's a large dose of common sense about what makes a golf course interesting and fun."
--Wall Street Journal
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
"The Spirit" is a testament to the genius of Alister MacKenzie. His design has stood the test of time and this book lets the reader inside him mind. Awesome bookPublished 4 months ago by Bogey
Some amazing insight into one of the greatest there ever was. Not really surprising that Mackenzie spoke at length about the issues effecting the game regarding technology and now... Read morePublished 7 months ago by SAM BUSH
Mackenzie makes good observations about golf course design which I feel are still applicable today... Read morePublished 15 months ago by 65scrambler
I went into this book thinking that it was solely going to be about St. Andrews, but it is definitely not. Read morePublished 22 months ago by R. Arbuthnot
If you want to better understand golf courses and the philosophy of their design, this is the book. Mackenzie is the master.Published 24 months ago by david crooker
I love historical gaming and thought this book would help in my research on the game of golf. I am not a golf fan but like miniature golf. Read morePublished on March 13, 2013 by Patricia A. Sowers