Alister MacKenzie blue plaque in Leeds

Dr Alister MacKenzie
The great golf course architect lived here 1907-1929. His first designs were the courses at Alwoodley (1907) and Moortown (1909). His greatest achievements include Royal Melbourne (1926), Cypress Point, California (1928) and, most famous of all with Bobby Jones, Augusta National (1933-34).

1870 - 1934

Dr. Alister MacKenzie (August 30, 1870 – January 6, 1934) was a British golf course architect whose course designs, on four different continents, are consistently ranked among the finest golf courses in the world. Originally trained as a surgeon, MacKenzie served as a civilian doctor with the British army during the Boer War where he first became aware of the principles of camouflage. During World War I, MacKenzie made his own significant contributions to military camouflage, which he saw as closely related to golf course design. He is a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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