The 19th Hole: Architecture of the Golf Clubhouse by Richard Dierdrich examines the design of many of the world's great golf clubhouses. The book is a photographic feast of the clubhouse designs that contribute to and elevate the experience of golfing at the nation's most illustrious courses.
Beginning with the legendary clubhouses built in the 19th and early 20th century, Dierdrich presented the evolution of clubhouse design and architecture into the 20th century. Many of the world's most established and celebrated courses are featured, including the Augusta National Golf Club, the Winged Foot Golf Club, and the Congressional Country Club. Also includes are the many new clubs that are destined to rank among the world's legendary clubs. These include 40 recently designed and built clubs in the United States that set the standard for designing clubs around the world.
Featuring a foreword and endorsement by golf legend Jack Nicklaus. A compendium of outstanding color photography and stunning watercolor site plans, The 19th Hole is a showcase of best practices and exciting new developments in the architecture of the golf clubhouse.
Richard J. Diedrich graduated with a Diploma in Architecture from the l'École des Beaux-Arts Americaine, in Fontainebleau, France, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Diedrich has been architect for scores of golf and country clubhouses on the mainland United States, in Hawaii, and in many other countries. He was a professional development instructor on the topic of "Programming, Planning and Design of the Golf Clubhouse" at the Harvard Graduate School of Design from 1990-2006. He is also the author of "Building Type Basics for Recreation Facilities," published by John Wiley & Sons.
Published by The Images Publishing Group Pty Ltd., in Mulgrave, Australia, in 2009.