NO. 1 THE 19TH HOLE: ARCHITECTURE OF THE GOLF CLUBHOUSE
by Richard Diedrich
(The Images Publishing Group, $75)
Finally, a coffee-table book that shifts focus off the course and into the sanctums: the locker rooms, libraries, grill rooms and parlors of some of the game's most storied American edifices (Augusta National, Winged Foot, Maidstone, Merion, Shinnecock Hills and Sleepy Hollow) and an intriguing mix of more recent vintage (the Bridge, Atlantic, Nantucket and Sherwood). The photography is spellbinding, the text smart if minimal, and the overall aura unmistakable: If you can't join 'em, you can look at 'em.