The Seventh at St. Andrews ? The Castle Course by Scott Gummer.
Published by Gotham Books
Not many people get to design a track at the home of golf ? in fact no one has in nearly a hundred years, until Scotsman David McLay Kidd got the dream assignment. Veteran journalist Scott Gummer travels with the local lad as he makes history at St Andrews ? the result is a cracking read.
From the origin of the course right up to its opening, Gummer follows the journey of the Castle Course, as its now known, to becoming the seventh legendary track at St Andrews. The American scribe had exclusive access to Kidd, his large team and the St Andrew?s Links Trust.
McLay Kidd was born with golf in his blood ? greeting the world at St Andrews no less ? and became a golf course architectural prodigy at the age 13, thanks to his universally lauded design at Bandon Dunes in Oregon. Kidd?s other designs include Nanea on Hawaii?s Big Island and suburban London?s ultra exclusive Queenwood club.
Author Scott Gummer has written for over 40 different magazines, including Golf Digest and Golf and he has produced a riveting read for all golf fans.