"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
Mackenzie makes good observations about golf course design which I feel are still applicable today... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Francis Murdoch
Easy read. Amazing that it was written c1929 and not published by Mackenzies' family until the 1990s. Seems like it was written in the manner of that day. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Mel Lewis, NZPGA
I went into this book thinking that it was solely going to be about St. Andrews, but it is definitely not. Read morePublished 9 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 10 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 19 months ago by Patricia A. Sowers
It is not very interesting. He repeats his few insights numerous times and it is so dated as to be irrelavant today. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Barbara Bower