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Featured chapter: Chapter 17: The Principle of Randomness 

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"Richard Mandell's recently released "Principles of Golf Architecture" is one of the most consequential books by a modern golf course architect. The writing is clever, concise and candid. Images are practical. A must-read for anybody seeking to learn more about golf courses."

-Guy Cipriano | Editor-In-Chief for Golf Course Industry Magazine.

"It takes something genuinely original and really well written to add something worthy to the database. In his fourth book, Richard Mandell uses his frank, candid, and forthright voice to cover what he regards as the eight elements and 35 principles of course design. And the result is thoroughly absorbing."

-Tony Dear | Links Magazine 

"[Principles of Golf Architecture] is a thoughtful treatise. Mandell's writing is sure, the innumerable colorful course photos used to explain his points are as welcome as they are instructive.  It all works.  Just like a Mandell course.  This is a perfect book for those who want to understand more about the game they love and the courses they play."


-Jim Davis | Golf Heritage Society 

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