Here is Harry Colt at his very best. Only he had the genius, a century ago, to see what a phenomenal course could be made from the desolate heathland and forest. Colt’s Swinley is inspired. The natural sites of the five outstanding short holes, the immaculate fairways and greens, the woodlands and sheer beauty of the place go to make this one of the most revered places to play golf in the world. It was Colt, himself, who described it as his ‘least bad course’. The early chapters of the book contain a detailed description of the design and construction of the course, from the felling of 14,000 trees to the planting of the rhododendrons.
Published by Phillimore & Co, 2008.