The game of golf enjoys
a history that spans more than five centuries. While much has been celebrated and written regarding golf course design, there has been little focus on an important anchor of the golfing experience - the clubhouse
. Early on, places were round for refreshments and camaraderie among players, however the golf clubhouse didn't appear until the nineteenth century. Not surprisingly, the first clubhouse became an early phase of the Royal and Ancient
Golf Club of St Andrews. A veritable history of clubhouse architecture, this volume of Richard J. Diedrich's various publications on the subject introduces you to the finest legendary clubhouses in the United States and Great Britain
. Beginning with the mid-nineteenth century and progressing through the early 1930s, the clubhouses are chronologically book-ended by the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St Andrews and Augusta National Golf Club.