The Golf Courses of the British Isles

All this is changed now, and the change is best exemplified by the fact that although the club has removed to new quarters, poor Tooting itself is now as Tadmor in the wilderness.

The Golf Courses of the British Isles

Some dozen or fifteen years ago the historian of the London golf courses would have had a comparatively easy task. He would have said that there were a few courses upon public commons, instancing, as he still would to-day, Blackheath and Wimbledon. He might have dismissed in a line or two a course that a few mad barristers were trying to carve by main force out of a swamp thickly covered with gorse and heather near Woking. All the other courses would have been lumped together under some such description as that they consisted of fields interspersed by trees and artificial ramparts, the latter mostly built by Tom Dunn; that they were villainously muddy in winter, of an impossible and adamantine hardness in summer, and just endurable in spring and autumn; finally, that the muddiest and hardest and most distinguished of them all was Tooting Bec. All this is changed now, and the change is best exemplified by the fact that although the club has removed to new quarters, poor Tooting itself is now as Tadmor in the wilderness. I passed by the spot the other day, and should never have recognized it had not an old member pointed it out to me in a voice husky with emotion.

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The Golf Courses of the British Isles
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Bernard Darwin
Categories: Golf courses
Type: BOOK - Published: 1910 - Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: B. R.M. Darwin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1925 - Publisher: Рипол Классик

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Language: en
Pages: 250
Authors: Darwin Bernard
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-23 - Publisher: Hardpress Publishing

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Hooked: An Amateur's Guide to the Golf Courses of Ireland
Language: en
Pages: 382
Authors: Kevin Markham
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-15 - Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

What makes playing a golf course a great experience? Kevin Markham travelled 6,800 miles in a 20-year-old camper van, walked 2,100 miles, lost countless balls, and wore out three pairs of golf shoes to find out. He played and rated every 18-hole course - all 350 of them. The result