The first few decades of the 20th century are much celebrated for their artistic and cultural awakenings. Louis Armstrong. Duke Ellington. Scribner’s published the first novels of a pair of expat authors, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Surrealists such as Man Ray and Salvador Dali dazzled the art realm, and Coco Chanel unshackled the fashion world from the constraints of Victorian life.
Equally impressive was the emergence of a Golden Age in golf course architecture, especially in the United States. Having established its first toeholds in America in the late 1800s, the sport was an increasingly popular diversion. As it grew, men such as Charles Blair Macdonald, George C. Thomas, A.W. Tillinghast, Alister MacKenzie and Donald Ross employed Old World design principles at places like Bel-Air and Riviera in Southern California and the National Golf Links of America outside New York City. Other gems that came on line in that period included Seminole in South Florida, Cypress Point on the Monterey Peninsula and Shoreacres on ...
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