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Stanley Thompson is one of golf's most acclaimed course architects. Almost a half-century after his death, Thompson's genius is still recognized by the notable position of the courses he crafted in the list of Canada's top-100 courses. He still has more of designs on the list than any other architect.
In honoring Canada's most famous golf course architect, Photoscape Publishing has just released a 192-page, full-color, coffee table-style book. The stories and pictures in "The Golf Courses of Stanley Thompson" provide insight into the methods, techniques and genius of the fabled designer.
Thompson is responsible for four of Canada's top-10 golf courses, twice as many as the next architect. The book provides details on 25 of his courses, including: St. Georges, Highland Links, Jasper Park, Banff Springs, Capilano and Westmount. Each course is showcased in a six-page layout with stories by noted Canadian golf writers and the photography of Mike Bell.
In addition, the book contains a series of 11 two-page mini-essays on the eccentricities of Thompson and the timelessness of his work as described by industry writers. The book is a must for any golf aficionado's library.