List updated on: December 12th, 2012Simply click on the link to select essay or profile
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History of Golf Architecture
Pre 1900 - The earliest architects
1900-1910 - Part 1 of 2 – Out of the Heathlands
1900-1910 – Part 2 – The United States
1910-1920 – Part 1 - Landmark Courses
1910-1920 – Part 2 – Three Great Architects
1920-1930 - Part 1- Architects Venture to Other La...
1920-1930 - Part 2- America
1920-1930 - Part 3- The books that shaped the Game...
1930-1940 – The End of an Era1940-1950 - The War Years
1960-1970 – The Emergence of Pete Dye
1970-1980 Jack Nicklaus begins...
1980-1990 - The Road to Excess
The Rise of Inoffensive Architecture
1990 – 2000 The decade of Contrasting Styles
2000 – 2010 Minimalism becomes Mainsteam
The Emergence of Minimalism
The Tipping Point to Minimalism
The Prairie School of Golf Architecture?
2010 - 2020 What will happen this Decade?
Today I sent a letter to the ASGCA
Future of Golf Architecture
25 Greatest Golf Architects
Top 25 Greatest Architects Introduction
#25 - Mike Strantz
#24 - Herbert Leeds
#23 Henry and William Fownes
#22 – Max Behr
#21 – Herbert Strong
#20 – Hugh Wilson
#19 – James Braid
#18 – Walter Travis
#17 Herbert Fowler
#16 – George Crump
#15 William Langford
#14 Tom Simpson
#13 Willie Park Jr.
#12 Charles Alison
#11 William Flynn
#10 Perry Maxwell
#9 Old Tom Morris
#8 Seth Raynor
#7 Stanley Thompson
#6 Donald Ross
#5 George Thomas
#4 Charles Blair Macdonald
#3 Albert Warren Tillinghast
#2 Harry Shapland Colt
#1 Alister MacKenzie
Robert Trent Jones
Golf’s Most Influential Architects
Why I Think the Future of Golf Architecture is Bri...
My Conundrum with Pete
Videos of Ian Andrew
Ian Andrew on CTV Morning Live in Ottawa
Hole Types - The Short Par Three
Hole Types The Long Par Three
Hole Type - The Short Par Four
The Mid-Length Four
Hole Types - The Short Par Fives
The Insurmountable Hole
The Biarritz Green
What's in a Hole Name?
4th at National Golf Links
4th at Riviera
5th at Baltray
5th at Pine Valley
7th at Pebble Beach
8th at Royal Troon
9th at Jasper Park
10th at Friar’s Head
10th at Pine Valley
12th at Augusta National
15th at Portmarnock
16th at Cypress Point
4th at Seminole
4th at Royal Portrush
5th at Royal Portrush
5th at Merion
6th at The Creek
7th at Scarboro
8th at Pine Valley’s
9th at Cypress Point
10th at San Francisco
10th at Riviera
13th at Gleneagles (Kings)
13th at Royal County Down
13th at Pine Valley
13th at Highlands Links
13th at The Golf Club
14th at Royal Dornoch
14th at County Louth
15th at French Creek
6th at Western Gailes
13th at Augusta National
13th at Cruden Bay
14th at St. Andrew’s
13 at Tobacco Road
18th at Pebble Beach
10 Courses to Study Golf Architecture
Metropolitan Golf Club
New South Wales
Royal Melbourne East
Royal Melbourne (West)
St. Andrew’s Beach
Carne Golf Club
Dooks Golf Course
Ballyneal Golf Club
A Return to Bethpage Black
Glens Falls Country Club
Fenway Golf Club
The Honors Club
Monterey Peninsula Shore Course
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Prairie Dunes Golf Club
Riviera Country Club
Winged Foot West
Yale Golf Club
Celtic Manor - 2010 Course
Nefyn and District
Royal St. David’s
Essays on Design Theory
Dealing With Flat Sites
Defending against Technology without using Length
Blindness – an architectural failing or charm?
10 Things I Don't Like in Golf Architecture
Hard Par, Easy Bogie
Rubenstein on Defending Par and Laval
Mike on Design from Score Golf
The Routing of Merion
A Routing Study - Highland Links
Selecting Par Threes
Designing Par Fours
Designing the Par Fives
The Breather Hole
Compression and Release
10 Best Green Surfaces Overview
10 Best Greens - Augusta National's 14th
10 Best Green -2nd at St. Andrew's
10 Best Greens - 16th at North Berwick
10 Best Greens – 2nd at Pine Valley
10 Best Greens - 6th at National GL
10 Best Greens - 11th at Shinnecock Hills
10 Best Greens - 6th at Crystal Downs
10 Best Greens - 2nd at Highlands Golf Links
10 Best Greens - 9th at Yale
10 Best Greens - 14th at Baltray
Why I Love Australian Green Sites
The Greens at Augusta
Is faster really better?
A Complete Look at Bunkers
Bunkers Inside the Fairway Lines
Why Flanking of Bunkers should make a Comeback
Target Bunkers - are basicly useless
The Central Bunker
Do Bunkers Represent the Same Strategic Value They...
Tees and Fairways
The Value of Sweeping Fairway Contours
Templates I like
Template Sries - #11 Knoll
Template Series - #10 Table Top
Template Series - #9 Crown
Template Series - #8 Sideways
Template Series - #7 Ridgeline
Template Series - #6 Serpentine
Template Series - #5 Peninsula
Template Series - #4 Road
Template Series - #3 Azalea
Template Series - #2 Redan
Template Series - #1 "Riviera"
10 Ideas to Avoid
10 Things I Don’t Like in Design - Containment Mou...
10 Things I Don’t Like in Design - Area Drains in ...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Target Bunkers
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Two Bunker Styl...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Island Greens
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Artificial Pond...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Trees in the Di...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Consistently Na...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - Wide Greens wit...
10 Things I Don't Like in Design - The Predictable...
Why island greens are the worst idea in golf cours...
Growing the Game
Growing the Game Q&A
Golf needs to learn from Skiing
Don’t Write Off Golf so Quickly
Growing the Game
Building a “Great” Low Cost Golf Course
Is Golf Healthy in Canada
My Opinion Piece in Score Magazine
How do we grow the game?
State of the Game
Influence of Technology on Golf
Solheim's Ball Proposal
Interesting Letter from Stan Bush
The Ball and Andrew Coltart
Do Bunkers Represent the Same Strategic Value They...
Stop Altering Courses For Tournaments
Enviornmental Golf Design
How Green is Golf - review and discussion of John Barton Article\
The Future of Canadian Golf Course Architecture
My Article for National Golf Course Owners Magazin...
The Emerald Ash Borer is here
Sustainability in Our Maintenance
Water and It's Impact on Golf
Thoughts on Construction
Four Bunker Lips that Won’t Erode
Pro Shop Magazine Article (on bunker construction)
My Article in Golf Business Canada (on bunker construction)
Thoughts on Golf Course Maintenance
Role of the Green's Committee
Are fast Greens Good or Bad for Golf
Understanding Heat Stress on Turf
Where Maintenance Meets Architecture
Restoration Takes Research
My Ideal Private Golf Club
High Water Mark for Restoration
Finding Harry Colt
Finding Stanley Thompson….
The Dead Architect Societies
Landscapes Article about Historical Golf Course Re... (on restoration work)
Golf Course Renovations
Why a Master Plan?
Restore, Renovate or Rebuild?
My Writing on Highlands Links
Work at Highlands Links
18 Holes at Highlands Links by Photos
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 1 – Becoming ...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 2 – The Resea...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 3 – Construct...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 4 – The Weath...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 5 – The Work
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 6 – It’s Over...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 7 – Working o...
Highlands Links Retrospective – Part 8 – The Futur...
Restoration of 7th Hole Bunkers at Highlands Links...
Highlands Links 8th Hole Bunkers
Press Comments on Highlands Links
Recent Highlands Links Reviews
Interviewed by Fairway Stevie
Interview on Sympatico about Highlands Links
My CBC Interview on Highlands Links
Tom Peters on Highlands Links
Rick Young on Highlands Links
Links Magazine piece on Highlands Links
Mentioned in Golf Architecture Magazine
Jason Logan, editor of Score Golf on Highlands Li...
Links Magazine and Highlands Links
Bob Weeks at Highlands Links
Laval Video Series
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 1 (Getting the work)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 2 (The Routing)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 3 (Site Walk with Mike)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 4 (Influence of Australian Golf)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 5 ... (Hole 1)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 6 ... (Hole 2)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 7 ... (Hole 3)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 8 ... (Hole 4)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 9 ... (Hole 5)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 10... (Hole 6
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 11... (Hole 7)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 12... (Hole 8)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 13... (Hole 9)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 14... (Hole 10)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 15... (Hole 11)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 16... (Hole 12)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 17... (Hole 13)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 18... (Hole 14)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 19... (Hole 15)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 20... (Hole 16)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 21... (Hole 17)
Laval-sur-le-lac Blue Course Retrospective Part 22... (Hole 18)
My Writing on Laval
18 Holes at Laval in Photos
Mike Hitting Shots at Laval
Building a Course for a Canadian Open
Press Comments on Laval
La Presse article on Laval Blue
The Problem Bear
The Tournament Ball
Computer Aided Golf Design
Prodigy versus Master
The Black Swan Event
10,000 hours Theory
RTJ Jr.'s Humour
My Life with Anxiety
The Power of Social Media - Part 1
The Influence of Social Media – Part 2