Tillinghast: Creator Of Golf Courses
By Philip Young
A.W. Tillinghast was a Promethean figure in American golf. Designer of
world-class courses such as Winged Foot, Baltusrol and Bethpage Black, and brilliant essayist and influential advocate for the game.
This authoritative work published by Classics of Golf is the first biography of the great course architect. It provides an in-depth look at his life, his philosophy, his courses and his tremendous impact on the American game. If you have played any of Tillinghast’s golf courses – or if you have plans to play them – you will definitively love this book.
The special edition printing of book is presented in a handsome high-end leather and custom silhouette slipcase. This limited edition version is numbered and signed by the author.
“Author Philip Young has made an immense contribution to my profession and art form, namely golf course architecture…Having studied this book, I am deeply impressed.”
— Geoffrey S. Cornish, golf course architect
“At last we have an authoritative biography of the great golf architect Albert Warren Tillinghast. Well researched and very readable, it brings the master fully to life. Those of us who previously had only a rudimentary knowledge of Tilly, based on the classic courses he created, will marvel at the real man–his ambitions, his ideals and his struggles.”
— Bob Grant, noted English golf historian, collector and publisher
“I thought it quite good… Your recitation of his life events and attitudes seemed to be as close to accurate as one can get from the distance of many decades…”
— Philip W. Brown Jr., grandson of A.W. Tillinghast