Drawing on a lifelong passion for the game, the author shares the expertise he has gained as a premier golf course architect and skilled player. In this instructional book he shows readers how to maximise their shot-making abilities by thinking their way around a course and studying it from an architect's perspective. The architect has designed his course to defend par and this book shows how they think, taking the golfer step-by-step through a variety of different course types showing how the reader can overcome the challenges. The golfer will not only learn all the tricks of the trade but, most importantly, learn to look at the game and the course in terms of logistics and attack plans. The book is filled with anecdotes and examples from specific courses that Jones has designed and/or played on and hundreds of instructive illustrations.